Vacancy Type/Job category
Politics & International Studies
£31,406 - £40,927 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Fixed-term contract from 1 September 2022 until 31 August 2023, 1.0 FTE.
We are looking for an exceptional and inspirational teacher in Politics and
Quantitative Methods who takes pride in their work. The successful candidate
will be required to undertake teaching duties in Politics and Quantitative
Methods, broadly defined. They will have the ability and willingness to act as
Module Director and teach on both UG and PGT level modules including modules
such as PO12Q Introduction to Quantitative Political Analysis II, PO206
Politics in the UK and PO233 Core Issues in Comparative Politics; they will
also supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The
department recognises the importance of research to teaching practice and the
successful applicant will be supported to develop their research profile
within the framework of the role.
The successful candidate will possess an honours degree or equivalent, and a
PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in a relevant discipline. You
will have a commitment to the use and further development of innovative
teaching methods, including e-learning techniques, within the physical and
virtual classroom, and to valuing and promoting diversity and an inclusive
approach to your teaching. You will have a proven commitment to and/or lived
experience of addressing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues in the
workplace, as well as passion for decolonising the curriculum and teaching
practices. An active commitment to anti-racist and/or alternative critical
pedagogies is highly desirable.
You will contribute to the Department's teaching and research profile, take an
active part in the development of new modules and programmes, have a role
within the Department's Student Experience and Progression team, and
contribute to the overall departmental teaching strategy. You will be willing
to work with the Quantitative Methods Cluster located in the Department and
throughout you will be supported in your role by our departmental mentoring
scheme. As a Teaching Fellow in PAIS you will be eligible for departmental
research funds. If appointed you will be part of a vibrant group of
Quantitative Methods scholars in PAIS and the University more broadly.
The Department values diversity, aims to challenge discrimination, and
promotes equality. We are committed to strengthening our equality, diversity
and inclusion agenda both in relation to our community (students and staff),
our research and teaching practices, and our curricula. Applications are
particularly encouraged from groups that are presently under- represented in
PAIS, including individuals who identify as Black, Asian and other under-
represented ethnicities, women, those with disabilities, those who identify as
LGBTQUA+ people, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We are
committed to supporting all our staff in their work in PAIS.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Dr Philippe Blanchard
P.Blanchard@warwick.ac.uk; for further information about Department culture
please contact Professor Vicki Squire V.J.Squire@warwick.ac.uk
Interview Date: TBC.
You will undertake research, teaching, administration and other activities
supporting the work of the Department of Politics and International Studies
and developing and enhancing its reputation within and outside of the
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• To contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Politics and
Quantitative Methods, including PO12Q Introduction to Quantitative Political
Analysis II, PO206 Politics in the UK and PO233 Core Issues in Comparative
• To collaborate with members of the Department of Politics and International
Studies, to enhance and sustain our undergraduate and postgraduate degree
• To collaborate as a member of the Department's Student Experience and
Progression team to enhance teaching and learning, and to develop and
implement the Department's strategy with respect to recruitment,
employability, the student voice, and/or inclusive education.
• To develop your own teaching materials, methods and approaches with guidance
from colleagues in the Department ensuring that they meet defined learning
• To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project and dissertation work,
providing advice on study skills and with learning problems.
• To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires
and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.
• To participate in and contribute to research activities in the Department.
• To ensure that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led
• To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking
and providing constructive feedback, invigilation and pastoral support of
students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.
• To support and comply with the University and Departmental teaching quality
assurance standards and procedures including the provision of such information
as may be required by the Department or the University.
Administration and Other Activities
• To undertake such specific departmental roles and management functions as
may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
• To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and
working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
• To publish any research outcomes in appropriate journals of international
standing and to publish and disseminate the result of research and scholarship
in other outlets.
• To attend and present any research findings and papers at academic and
professional conferences, and to contribute to the external visibility of the
• To undertake external commitments, which reflect well and enhance the
reputation of the University.
• To ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive
list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Honours degree, or equivalent in a related subject and postgraduate
qualification or equivalent in relevant discipline. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 2
Emerging research profile in Politics and International Studies. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 3
The ability to deliver a high quality syllabus in modules. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 4
Ability to deliver high quality teaching and assessment at undergraduate and
postgraduate levels in Politics and Quantitative Methods. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Contribute to devising overall departmental teaching strategy. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Willing to work with the Quantitative Methods Cluster to develop their
research and teaching profile. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 7
Assist in the development of new modules and programmes. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 8
Proven commitment to Equality, Inclusion and Diversity and to the
decolonisation of the curriculum and teaching practices. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 9
Ability to take responsibility for the effective and efficient delivery of
initiatives to enhance the student experience and student progression. (a, c,
Desirable Criteria 1
International research profile. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 2
PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in a relevant discipline.
Desirable Criteria 3
Research specialisation or competency in Politics and Quantitative Methods.
(a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 4
Active commitment to anti-racist and/or alternative critical pedagogies. (a,
We are one of the UK's leading Politics and International Studies departments:
in the 2022 The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide PAIS ranked 3rd
of 80 UK Politics Departments; in REF2021 and REF2014 we were awarded 100% 4
for research environment; and Number 1 for ‘overall satisfaction' in Russell
Group for Politics (National Student Survey 2021). For further information
about the department, please visit the departmental website.
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