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About the job
The Department of War Studies delivers a number of broad based war studies courses to all British Army officers during their initial officer training and the first stage of their professional development and as part of the Army Higher Education Pathway (AHEP).
The purpose of these courses is to provide professional knowledge and insight into the study of war in a historical and contemporary context in order for Army Officers to better understand and interrogate contemporary British doctrine. They cover the conduct of war from the French Revolution to the present day and examine specifically theories and theorists of war, conventional war-fighting, insurgency and counter-insurgency, contingency operations and hybrid war. The majority of the courses are taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of the of the university accredited AHEP. Most teaching takes place at Sandhurst but all staff are expected to occasionally deliver courses at MOD sites around the UK and abroad. There are also opportunities to teach courses abroad as part of UK international Defence Engagement programme, to support military exercises and battlefield studies and to work with other military formations and units and contribute to doctrine development.
In meeting the professional expectations of a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, as well being able to support the conceptual needs of the wider Army, candidates should be able to demonstrate that they are and will remain research active in the field of war studies. There is considerable latitude in the direction and nature of research. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting a candidate with expertise in Normandy Campaign of 1944 or the conflicts of Cold War and Post-Cold War eras. However, anyone with a specialism in modern war studies is encouraged to apply.
We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups in academia.