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Department of Politics and International Studies


Please note that successful candidates who have not yet completed their PhD will be appointed on Grade 7 (£34,957 – £41,136 per annum inclusive of London Allowance), and regraded to Grade 8 on successful completion of their PhD.


The role and its responsibilities

The Department of Politics and International Studies is looking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Comparative Politics of the Middle East and North Africa. The post is open with respect to intra-regional specialisation.

Alongside teaching, your responsibilities will include supervising postgraduate and research students, contributing to programme development, and taking on routine administrative duties in the Department.


Skills and experience

The Department invites applications from scholars who combine a strong disciplinary background in Political Science with substantive regional engagement.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a relevant subject area, together with a track record of internationally excellent research and publication, and experience teaching courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applications from early career researchers are also encouraged.

An ability to teach Methods, including both quantitative and qualitative, would be beneficial but not essential.


Further information

Prospective applicants seeking further information may contact the Head of Department of Politics and International Studies, Dr Mark Laffey (email:, website:

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and School closure days, pro rata for part time staff;
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution;
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket loan, IT equipment loan;
  • Cycle to Work Scheme;
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity, and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial childcare support.


If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form, and provide a copy of your CV and publications list. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.


Closing date: 26April 2017.

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 15 May 2017.


If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Women and Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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