Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies (Teaching & Research)


Job reference: HUM-023283
Salary: £40,521 to £56,021 per annum, according to experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Hours Per Week: Full time
Closing date: 02/10/2023
Contract Duration: From 1 December 2023
School/Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures 

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the University of Manchester for the post of Lecturer in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI). While this post is open to all areas of specialisation in Peace and Conflict Studies, we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on peace processes, peacebuilding or conflict transformation. HCRI is a multidisciplinary institute, and we welcome applications that illustrate a commitment to or experience of crossing disciplinary boundaries. Thus, the successful candidate may hold a peace and conflict studies degree or have a topical specialisation in peace and conflict from a relevant Social Science discipline (eg Politics or International Relations, Anthropology, Sociology). We also encourage applications from candidates whose research intersects with the Institute’s other thematic expertise in humanitarianism, disaster management and humanitarian health.

This lectureship is a permanent teaching and research position aimed at complementing and advancing HCRI’s mission. The role requires the post-holder to contribute to the Institute’s international reputation of academic excellence by delivering high-quality research and publications. Further, the successful candidate will be asked to contribute to HCRI’s teaching activities, including contributing to undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes, as stipulated by the Institute Executive Director. The candidate must be able to provide course development for new and existing undergraduate and postgraduate taught course units around their research interests to complement the current teaching portfolio. The post holder is expected to provide high quality digital (online and hybrid) and face-to-face teaching in the Institute. Finally, the post holder will be required to contribute to academic administration and management, appropriate to their career level.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to [email protected] .

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Larissa Fast

Email: [email protected]  

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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website – click on the ‘Apply’ button above to find out more.

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