Lecturer in Politics

Cardiff University

The School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University is seeking to appoint a lecturer (Grade 7) in Politics. The specific area of expertise is open, but there is a strong desire to appoint candidate who conducts empirical research in politics. The Department and School have established strengths in UK and devolved politics, European politics and law, Political Theory, and International Relations. Following recent substantial expansion in International Relations, the Department is looking to appoint outside this field, in the exciting intersection between Politics and Law, broadly conceived. We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching speaks to the inter-disciplinary nature of the School of Law and Politics.

It is highly desirable that the candidate be able to teach quantitative and qualitative methods in political science, and/or to develop work placements or similar forms of practical activity and engagement within our teaching programmes which will enhance the experience, skills formation and future employability of our students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to foundational modules in the areas of Politics, Government or Political Science and offer specialised teaching at higher levels on our single and joint honours or MSc programmes in Politics.

The post holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in the broad area of Politics and Law at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and also (co-) supervise undergraduate, Masters and PhD dissertations, and contribute to the successful administration of the School and its constituent departments.

The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD or equivalent in Politics, Political Science or an allied field by the time the appointment begins. The successful applicant should also have demonstrable potential of excellence in both research and teaching in at least one of the following areas: Quantitative methods and/or big data; Law and Politics; European politics or governance; Comparative Politics; Constitutional Politics; Public Policy; Political Economy; and would be expected to apply for and attain competitive external research funding.

This post is full-time and open-ended.

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity.  Our inclusive environment welcomes applications from talented people from diverse backgrounds.

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