Lecturer/Senior Lecturer - Politics
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
5d ago

Our Department

The Department of Politics was established in 1967 and has a well-established record of excellence in teaching and research.

We have 11 academic staff who are experts in their fields, and actively engaged in research that enriches their teaching.

We offer under-graduate and post-graduate teaching and supervision in New Zealand politics, international relations, comparative politics and political theory.

Our Department offers the Master of Politics degree and also contributes to the Master of International Studies (MIntSt) and the undergraduate and post-

graduate qualifications in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PHPE).

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer to a full-time confirmation path position in the field of comparative politics, with an expertise in the politics of the Middle East.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching papers at 100-level (POLS105 Comparative Politics Introduction), 200-

level (POLS210 Politics of the Middle East) and 300-level and post-graduate teaching relevant to the applicant’s research interests.

They will also be expected to supervise post-graduate research.

Our Department fosters a collaborative and collegial approach to teaching and research. Applicants should :

  • Demonstrate a commitment to high-quality and innovative teaching that facilitates student engagement and retention.
  • Have a well-established publications record and future research plans.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to contribute to the administration of the Department, and wider University community.
  • Your Skills and Experience

  • PhD qualification in Politics or cognate field.
  • Evidence of effective tertiary teaching experience.
  • Evidence of expertise and publications in comparative politics, with specific expertise in the politics of the Middle East.
  • Evidence of an ability to work with students and staff from differing academic and cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the institution.
  • Further Details

    This is a permanent (confirmation path) position.

    For further information please contact Professor Janine Hayward, Head of Department, via the contact details below.


    To submit your application please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1801286 will close on Sunday, 16 September 2018.

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