Lecturer in Comparative Politics

University of Reading - Politics & International Relations

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Comparative Politics with internationally recognised research excellence, who can contribute to grant applications, teaching, administration, and outreach. The position is open with respect to subfield specialization, but the department has a particular interest in outstanding applicants whose expertise includes at least one of the following: American Politics, British Politics, Public Policy. A demonstrated interest in mixed methods and an ability to engage in policy-relevant research is especially desirable.

Politics and International Relations is ranked as one of the top 150 politics departments globally in the 2014 QS World University Rankings, and among the top 10 politics departments in the UK by research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

We are a dynamic department that expects to grow in strength over the next few years, with particular expertise in Conflict, Security, and Strategy; Applied Political Theory; and Comparative Politics.
The Department of Politics and International Relations is part of the School of Politics, Economics, and International Relations (SPEIR). It offers two single honours undergraduate programmes, 6 Masters programmes, and contributes to a range of joint honours programmes. It hosts an active community of PhD students with regular research seminars.

The School and the Department have an established reputation for inter-disciplinary research, and members are collaborating with colleagues from schools across the university. Further information on the Department and its people and activities may be found at our web-site, http://www.reading.ac.uk/spirs.

You will:

  • Contribute to the growth of research in the department, and to help further develop our engagement with external stakeholders.
  • Engage with both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research supervision as appropriate, and contribute to student support, outreach and general administration duties within the School.
  • Work across disciplinary and methodological boundaries and have a strong interest in maximising the policy impact of their research activities.
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in Politics, International Relations or a related discipline.

Informal contact details
Contact role:Head of Department
Contact name:Jonathan Golub
Contact email: j.s.golub@reading.ac.uk

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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