Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Political Communication

University of Glasgow - School of Social & Political Sciences

Job Purpose

The School of Social & Political Sciences is seeking a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Political Communication to further develop its profile in this growing field. The School has a strong reputation for producing world-leading research in Political Communication as well as an established and successful postgraduate programme in the subject. We are looking for candidates with strong teaching and research records in any area of political communication to further develop our profile in the discipline. We are particularly keen to receive applications from candidates who can add to our existing areas of strength in political participation, political behaviour or public opinion.

The successful candidate will provide academic leadership by undertaking research of international excellence in line with the School/College’s research strategy, making a substantial contribution to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and undertaking School, College and, where appropriate, University leadership, management and administrative responsibilities.

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 7/8/9, £33,943 - £38,183/ £41,709 - £48,327 / £49,772 - £55,998 per annum.

The post is full time and open ended.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career.

Information on the programme can be found on our website at:

For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Michele Burman, Head of School, at

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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