OMG, I'm an idiot. I asked my dissertation adviser about a letter of recommendation for the position and she explained (as many of you have as well) that I would need to be an AP before making a strong case for my candidacy. She also mentioned that she was applying (!) which made things a little awkward. I don't think she was intentionally trying to troll me though; sometimes advisers have to bear the bad news.
Anyway, I'm still excited about the idea of working in the UK. Does anyone know if British universities typically advertise open positions in places other than the APSA website? Also, do they usually hire seasonally, as in the states, or are jobs posted throughout the year?
Thanks in advance!
Either you are a truly beautiful troll or the dumbest person in political theory. I pray to our god John Rawls it is the former.