University of York

University of York

Associate Lecturer (Maternity Cover)

United Kingdom

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Associate Lecturer (Maternity Cover)




£36,024 - £44,263 per year


Grade 6

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work

Full-time (flexibility available)

Based at

University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Role Description

    Department of Politics

    The University of York wishes to recruit a full-time Associate Lecturer to provide maternity leave teaching cover in Politics and International Relations. The ability to teach a range of modules within the Department will be an advantage. You will join a strong team and your responsibilities will include teaching and marking at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. You will be expected to deliver lectures and seminars and offer personal and dissertation supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students. You will also be expected to undertake administrative responsibilities associated with the post.

    The post is full-time and available from 1st January to 31st December 2024 on a fixed-term contract.


  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • To contribute to the design of course material and content in the Department
  • To supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities
  • Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD (or near completion) in Politics and/or International Relations
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide- ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to develop revisions to existing modules
  • Ability to supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and assist with learning problems
  • Experience in teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level or in an evidenced similar context
  • Experience of using different delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Evidence of successful planning and designing teaching material
  • Interview date: TBC

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Tony Heron ([email protected]) Head of Department,

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

    Job details


    Associate Lecturer (Maternity Cover)


    University of York


    United Kingdom


    November 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 07, 2023

    Job type



    Political Science

    About the employer

    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as its chancellor. Originally the university only had 28 staff members and six departments; economics, English, education, history, politics, and mathematics. At present, the university includes nine colleges and more than 30 research centers and academic departments. The university is now accredited by the Privy Council.

    Located in Heslington, the University of York has been improving and expanding its campus ever since its establishment. The campus has plenty of landmarks, sculptures, and college buildings. The King's Manor is a historic structure that currently houses the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies, and the Department of Archaeology. Located in the center of the campus, Central Hall is a tiered auditorium used for hosting concerts, competitions, conferences, graduations, fashion shows, and other events. The university's archives and library network includes many libraries on the campus and in the nearby area. The JB Morrell library is the campus' main library. Heslington Hall is another significant landmark of the campus.

    The University of York offers a plethora of undergraduate, research, and postgraduate programs in various fields like archaeology, sciences, computer science, law, management, medicine, mathematics, languages, arts, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. The university has 18,930 students. The university has collaborations with reputed research-oriented institutions across the world. It is a part of an alliance of 24 well-established research-intensive universities. Also, the university has great student exchange programs and research links with numerous other universities around the globe. It offers excellent professional training to its students and provides them outstanding employment opportunities in prestigious firms.

    The university has produced several notable and successful alumni. Greg Dyke is a renowned British journalist, media executive, broadcaster, and football administrator. Aníbal Cavaco Silva is Portugal's former president. Mahmoud Mohieldin is the vice-president of the World Bank Group. Jung Chang is a British writer, famous for her award-winning book 'Wild Swans'. Anthony Horowitz is an English screenwriter and novelist, popular for his works such as 'The Diamond Brothers' series, 'The Power of Five' series, and the 'Alex Rider' series. Han Seung-soo is South Korea's former prime minister. Peter Hitchens is an author and journalist who writes for The Mail. His popular works include 'The Abolition of Britain', 'The War We Never Fought', and 'The Rage Against God'. Many other distinguished people are a part of the university's alumni network.

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