Assistant Professor in New Rising World Powers (30709-106)

University of Warwick - Department of Politics and International Studies

Applications are invited for an indefinite Assistant Professorship in New Rising World Powers in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick.

The successful candidate will be joining one of the UK’s leading Politics Departments: in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework PAIS was ranked 1st for research environment and 4th overall on intensity; in the 2016 National Student Survey PAIS recorded 97% student satisfaction and was ranked 1st for Politics in the Russell Group on that measure.

We now seek to appoint the best candidate in the broad field of Rising World Powers. We are open to receiving applications from candidates with specialist knowledge and expertise in the political economy and/or international relations of one or more of Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, and Mexico. We are a theoretically and methodologically pluralist Department and so we do not have a preference in terms of the approach taken by the successful candidate. The decision of who to appoint will be made on the basis of the all-round intellectual quality of the application.

The successful candidate will have an emerging international reputation in the study of Rising World Powers and deliver high quality research publications in distinguished journals and presses ahead of REF2021.

They will also be expected to develop credible bids for external research funding and demonstrate a commitment to achieving non-academic impact. In addition, the post-holder will excel at research-led teaching and contribute to the successful delivery and innovation of PAIS undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

For an informal and confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Professor Shaun Breslin (

Applications from women candidates and those from a minority ethnic background are particularly welcome as these groups are currently underrepresented within the Department.

We also encourage applications from people with an interest in the study of the politics, societies and international relations of rising powers – including emerging, developing and middle income countries.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button below.

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