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Lectureship in British Politics/Public Policy - QMUL23154

Department: School of Politics & International Relations
Salary: £42,433 (Grade 5)
Reference: QMUL23154
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 09-Oct-2020
Closing date: 08-Nov-2020

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We invite applications for a fixed term (24 month) Lectureship in British Politics/Public Policy from January 2021.

About the Role

The postholder will contribute to the intellectual life of the School, Faculty and University and the wider research field of Politics/International Relations. The person appointed will teach and convene modules in British Politics and Public Policy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, offer research supervision and contribute more broadly to teaching and research within the School. The postholder will also be expected to contribute to the running of the Mile End Institute.

About You

You should have a PhD in Politics or a related discipline and the ability to deliver teaching and assessment in British Politics and Public Policy to undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will have a developing reputation for internationally excellent research and a record of high quality publications. We particularly welcome applicants with a research focus on British Politics and/or Public Policy.

About the School

The School of Politics and International Relations is internationally recognised for its commitment to high quality research and teaching. We strive to combine efficient organisation with a congenial, collegiate atmosphere that encourages collective endeavour as well as individual excellence. The School offers a varied academic diet and has a diverse international student population.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable. We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, fixed term appointment for 24 months as a result of absence cover, with an expected start date of January 1st 2021. The starting salary will be Grade 5, in the range of £42,433 per annum inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

The School welcomes applications from women and ethnic minority candidates, as they are currently under-represented in the School. However, all applicants will be assessed fairly against the same criteria and will be shortlisted according to experience and merit as appropriate. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed David Williams at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 8th November 2020.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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