Teaching Fellow in International Security at University of Warwick

A Teaching Fellow in International Security post is available at the University of Warwick – details  here.

Full-time, 2 year Fixed Term Contract from June 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You will be joining one of the UK’s leading Politics departments – in REF2014 PAIS ranked 1st for research environment and 4th overall on research intensity.

You will balance your time supporting Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams’ Philip Leverhulme Prize funded project, ‘Everyday Narratives of European Border Security and Insecurity’ (PLP-2015-081), and teaching modules in International Relations and Security. In addition, there will be an opportunity for you to develop your own research trajectory in the context of this role.

The Leverhulme project investigates how European citizens narrate their own understandings of border security and insecurity against the backdrop of the Mediterranean migration and refugee crisis. You will help to coordinate focus group discussions in European cities affected by the crisis, with groups varied according to age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, religion, and gender. There will also be some desk-based data collection and analysis work as well as related administrative duties.

The other part of the role involves delivering advanced undergraduate-level modules in support of the International Relations and Security teaching and learning pathway, and the supervision of BA and MA dissertations.

You will possess an honours degree or equivalent; a PhD or equivalent (awarded or near completion) in Politics and International Studies or a relevant discipline is essential. You will have advanced training in qualitative analysis – ideally focus group research and transcript analysis, using appropriate software – and experience of teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels. An academic background in one or more of the following sub-fields is also required for the position: EU border security and migration management; critical security studies; narratives and global politics.

This position is ideal for early career scholars who have either recently finished or are about to submit their PhD in the field of International Relations and Security. Strong mentoring and professional development will be offered.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams via Ms Jade Perkins (J.M.Perkins@Warwick.ac.uk).

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