Lecturer/Senior Lecturer – Politics and International Relations

University of Auckland, New Zealand - Faculty of Arts – Social Sciences

The Faculty of Arts – Social Sciences
We are seeking a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer to contribute to the success of the School of Social Sciences within the Faculty of Arts. The position involves delivering excellent teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate studies, producing outstanding research published in highly regarded publication outlets and supervision of postgraduate students including PhD students.

About Politics and International Relations
Politics and International Relations is part of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Auckland, New Zealand’s only top-100 university. It has a strong internationally recognised research profile and staff are currently engaged in teaching and supervision in a broad range of fields aligned with Politics and Public Policy within the School. We currently have a vacancy for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Politics / Political Science in the fields of International Relations or Comparative Politics.

Our ideal candidate
Will hold a PhD in Politics/Political Science with a specialisation in one or more of the following topics: terrorism; political violence; radicalisation; and/or violent conflict. You must be both theoretically and empirically engaged in the field. You will be required to teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses on the above topics and you should be a committed and engaging teacher able to provide exciting research-led teaching. You should possess a strong record of publications in high quality journals and/or books and a record of success in gaining external research funding. You will be required to supervise PhD, master, and other graduate students. You will also be required to contribute to service within the School of Social Sciences.

Why work for the University of Auckland?
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading University, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through flexible employment practices and a culture that encourages and supports staff to reach their full potential. We offer a competitive salary and over 300 different career development courses. In addition, the University offers a company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, childcare and a number of other subsidies on internal and external services. For more information please visit: Career development and benefits.

Auckland's harbour setting, magnificent beaches and verdant bush make it a great place to study and work, while the University's close proximity to New Zealand's major businesses and hospitals enables staff and students to rub shoulders with leading practitioners in their field. The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly, and with a diverse range of leisure options and high quality schools it is easy to understand why New Zealand is continually ranked as one of the best places in the world to live and raise a family. For more information on moving to New Zealand.

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Applications close Sunday 1 October 2017. All applications must be made online.

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