Assistant Professor in Political Science

Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin - School of Social Sciences and Philosophy

Department/Faculty: School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin
Location: Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland
Reports to: Head of School
Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Merged Salary Scale at a point in line with Government Pay Policy
Hours of Work: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please following link below:
Closing Date: 12 Noon (Irish Standard Mean Time), 11th January 2017

Post Summary

The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Science, to commence on 1 September 2017. The ability to teach courses in quantitative methods or research design at both undergraduate and postgraduate level is highly desirable. Those with an interest in comparative politics (any area), international relations, public policy or public opinion are particularly invited to apply. The ideal candidate will have an approach to research that complements the Department of Political Science’s existing strengths in comparative and institutional analysis. Candidates with research interests in any area of comparative politics will be considered.

The Department is seeking to appoint an individual with vision and enthusiasm and a genuine commitment to the vital roles of both teaching and research.

Informal enquiries can be made to:

Professor Michael Gallagher, Head of Department of Political Science.

Standard Duties of the Post

The successful candidate will:

  • contribute to the department’s teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level;
  • possess the capacity to attract postgraduate students to the department, and to supervise doctoral students;
  • demonstrate ability to engage actively in research. Applications should show the potential to establish a strong record of research and publication in political science;
  • contribute to the international reputation of the Department of Political Science through high-quality, high-impact publications and research;
  • represent the Department of Political Science at international conferences;
  • seek actively to obtain research funding;
  • take on further additional administrative duties as assigned by the Head of School
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