College Lectureship in Politics with St Peter's College (part-time)

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£7,191 to £8,087 pa (£599 to £674 per month)

St Peter’s College invites applications for a part-time College Lectureship in Politics for a period of six months (1 January 2023 to 30 June 2023).

Applicants should have completed, or have made substantial progress towards, a doctoral dissertation in this subject. The position will be particularly suitable for an early career scholar seeking experience in college teaching and administration.

The College currently admits about nine undergraduate students to read Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) each year and also accepts students studying History & Politics. A number of Visiting Students each year also study PPE or Politics.

Full information about St Peters College is available on the College website.


The person appointed to the post will expected to teach the equivalent of three weighted hours of tutorials and classes for the College each week during the two terms, providing cover during the sabbatical leave of Dr Hartmut Mayer. They will teach the Practice of Politics (Prelims), plus either Comparative Government or Political Sociology,1 and may also be required to teach some Visiting Students.


The successful applicant will be expected to:

  1. hold shared organisational responsibility for the teaching of undergraduate students on courses involving Politics (Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE), History & Politics).
  2. plan and provide tutorial teaching for up to an average of three weighted hours in each week of full term (eight weeks) in the Practice of Politics plus either Comparative Government or Political Sociology.
  3. ensure that students receive timely feedback on their work during term, both week by week and in termly reports, and to set and mark internal examinations (‘Collections’).
  4. undertake academic administration (e.g. the planning and organisation of 1 See the PPE Course Structure page for more information. 
  5. undertake pastoral responsibilities in liaison with the College Welfare Team and the other PPE tutors at St Peter’s.

Please click on the link to the further particulars attachment below (under 'Downloads') for selection criteria for the post.

Remuneration and conditions

The appointment will be for a fixed term of six months starting on 1 January 2023. Remuneration and other conditions Remuneration will be pro rata on the Senior Tutors Committee scale for Stipendiary Lecturers.

The rate for a 3-hour post is £7,191 to £8,087 pa (£599 to £674 per month). The appointee will have access to an entertainment allowance of £38 over the period of the appointment.

Pension scheme

The Lecturer will be automatically enrolled in the Universities Superannuation Scheme with effect from the start date of their employment; it is possible subsequently to opt out.

Senior Common Room

The successful candidate will be an associate member of the Senior Common Room and will be entitled to three free lunches or dinners per week during termtime and two lunches per week during the vacation, provided that the kitchens are open (they are occasionally closed for short periods, normally during the vacation). They will not be a member of the College’s Governing Body. A shared room will be made available for teaching purposes.

Application procedure

Candidates should send a letter of application that includes a statement of which options they are able to teach, a CV and the name and contact details of two referees electronically to the College Registrar (, St Peter’s College by 12noon on Tuesday 22 November. (There is no application form.) They should ask their referees to write on their behalf to the same email address by the closing date. Please include the words ‘Politics Lectureship’ in the subject line of all email correspondence.

It is expected that interviews will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 November. General queries about the post can be sent to Dr Hartmut Mayer by email to:

St Peter’s is an equal opportunities employer. The appointment will be subject to the provision of proof of the right to work in the UK.