University Teacher in Political Analysis and Research Methods

University of Sheffield - Department of Politics

Contract Type: Fixed-term for 10 months (1.9.17 – 30.6.18)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Location: Elmfield, Northumberland Road.
Salary: Grade 8 £39,324 to £46,924 per annum, with potential to progress to £52,793.


With a ranking of third in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework by GPA measures, and high student satisfaction rates in the National Student Survey, the Department of Politics is one of the most vibrant and successful centres for teaching and research in the UK. The Department is now seeking to appoint to a fixed-term University Teacher position in political analysis and research methods.

You will be responsible for delivering and assessing modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the broad areas of political analysis and quantitative research methods. Duties also include teaching and supervising postgraduate work at Masters level and contributing to the management and administration of the Department. You will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, or be working towards this qualification (or have equivalent experience/qualifications). It is essential that you have a proven teaching ability with the ability to manage resources effectively, a creative approach to problem solving and excellent communication skills.

This post is fixed-term for 10 months, with a start date of 1st September 2017.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2017.

Enquiries about the position should be directed to the Head of Department, Professor Nicola Phillips, at

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