Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

£38833 to £47722 per annum
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 29, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Type
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature

Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations (specialism in Russian/Former Soviet Union politics)

Employment type: Permanent contract

Employment basis: Full-time
Salary: £38,833 to £47,722 per annum
Post number: ZZ602092
Date published: 03 September 2018
Closing date: 28 September 2018

Interview date: 12 October 2018

The Politics and International Relations team within the School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature (SASHPL) has an exciting vacancy for a Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. This post presents a fantastic opportunity to work within a team of internationally-recognised colleagues in a TEF Gold university delivering the highest levels of student experience. The University of Portsmouth offers an outstanding place to work with career support and mentoring, a vibrant research culture, generous leave entitlement, regular social events, dedicated support for research development and CPD training opportunities.

The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate modules across our Politics and International Relations provision with a specific focus on content relating to Russian politics and the politics of the Former Soviet Union. As a Senior Lecturer, the appointee will play a key role in department affairs and offer leadership where required. Duties will involve, amongst others, writing and delivering lectures and seminars, supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations, offering pastoral care and careers advice to students, undertaking administration roles commensurate with a Senior Lecturer-grade post, assisting with student recruitment and engaging with extracurricular events (such as hosting guest speakers, outreach events, workshops, etc.) The successful candidate will have a proven track record in research and active plans for further research projects that will lead to REF publications, bids for external funding and research and innovation projects that can generate impact beyond academia.

At the University of Portsmouth, we value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community, and in particular from under-represented groups.

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Dr Melita Lazell, Subject Leader for Politics and IR via email to

For detailed information about the vacancy, please select this link: ZZ602092 - Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations.docx