Free open Job in Wales Lecturer in International Development (Fixed term for 9 months) at Swansea University

Swansea University – Department of Politics and Cultural Studies

College of Arts and Humanities

To deliver on its ambition to rank consistently among the top 20 universities in the UK, and in the top 3% globally, Swansea University is seeking to appoint a temporary Lecturer in International Development with experience of teaching to a high standard.

Applicants must have interests and expertise in the interface between international development and international relations, especially in the context of international security. We are especially keen on applications from academics or practioners with experience of research and teaching in the fields of international human rights, international humanitarian intervention, international and human security, civil society and international development or of multilateral frameworks for the promotion of international development, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  

Applicants must have a relevant PhD degree (or be close to securing this qualification) and relevant teaching experience and they must be research-active. The successful applicant will support our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in international development, contributing to teaching, marking, mentoring and dissertation supervision on relevant modules and programmes. Applicants with experience of post-graduate teaching are especially welcome.

Essential Criteria

  1. A PhD degree in international development or a closely related area (or be close to securing this qualification);
  2. The ability to design, deliver and adapt teaching content using appropriate style/method to meet defined learning objectives across the subject area, and to contribute to teaching in the Department or College;
  3. Evidence of inspiring students and of enhancing the learning experience.
  4. Awareness of current research in the field and / or current policy and practice within the relevant field;
  5. Evidence of implementing innovative practice including based on current research and knowledge in the field;
  6. Evidence of the ability to contribute to an area of department or college management, such as recruitment or employability.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Gerard Clarke, Head, Department of Political and Cultural Studies (Phone: +44 (0)1792-513525; Email:; Skype: gerard.clarke6

Terms and Conditions of Employment

This is a Fixed-term position to October 2018.

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