Lecturers in Politics/International Relations (Education and Research)

University of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

We are a Russell Group university boasting a vibrant academic community with over 21,000 students. Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world, 98% of our research is rated as being of international quality and focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing the world today. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

Politics at Exeter is a large, diverse, collegiate, and pluralistic department, with over fifty permanent faculty members across two campuses (in Devon and Cornwall). We specialise in a wide array of areas including international relations, political theory, public administration, electoral behaviour, European governance, rural policy, and quantitative and qualitative methods. The last two UK research assessment exercises (REF2014 and RAE2008) have placed us firmly in the top ten departments in the country. In addition to our commitment to world-class research, we prioritise first-rate teaching, and regularly excel in the National Student Survey. Over half of our faculty members are non-UK and we warmly welcome international applicants.

The role

The department wishes to appoint two Lecturers in Politics/International Relations, as part of a strategic investment designed to further enrich our research and teaching. We will consider applicants from any area or sub-field of Politics, but are particularly interested in the following themes: international development, international political economy, the politics of food, environmental politics, migration studies, gender, global governance, health and well-being, parliamentary studies, and the politics of Africa and/or Asia.

The post will involve conducting research of international quality, the delivery of outstanding teaching, and collegiate contribution to a friendly and dynamic department.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Politics or International Relations and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research.
  • A strong record in attracting funding for research, or the potential to attract such funding.
  • An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality undergraduate programmes.
  • Strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners.
  • Involvement in projects which develop impact.

What we can offer you

  • The support you need to pursue intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research.
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly.
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career.
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.

Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

For an informal and confidential discussion about the post please contact Head of Politics, Associate Professor Robert Lamb (tel: 01392-722054, email: r.lamb@ex.ac.uk).

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 

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