Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

Durham University - School of Government and International Affairs

The role:

Boasting an enviable 6th position in the UK (according to the Complete University Guide 2017) and ranking in the top 100 politics departments worldwide by the QS World University Rankings, the School of Government and International Affairs is an ambitious place in which to further your career. Currently undergoing a transformation in order to welcome more students to our research-led courses, you will therefore contribute your extensive knowledge of International Political Economy to our research and teaching capabilities, guiding undergraduate and postgraduate students through their studies with innovative teaching in seminars, tutorials and lectures. Research will also be a major aspect of your work, with the potential for one term of leave (per every seven terms) and an allowance dedicated to furthering work in regulatory and governance issues in relation to major components of the global economy such as trade and finance. Your work may focus on the role of key regulatory factors and structures, or on dynamics in important developmental issues such as health, education, gender and migration. You will also supervise PhD students and foster a passion for lifelong learning amongst your students.

You’ll need:

  • A good first degree with a PhD in International and Political Economy (or a closely related subject), with a reputation for research excellence in the field.
  • Research focussed around regulatory and governance issues, with evidence of having produced high quality outputs.
  • An exceptional level of proficiency in research methods that can be applied to complex datasets.
  • A comprehensive three-year research plan that includes research funding opportunities.
  • Solid communication skills, with the ability to lead research groups, mentor early career researchers and supervise PhD students.
  • Excellent teaching skills, supported by fellowship of the HEA or the ability to attain this rank.

Candidates who have recently completed their PhD but don’t have the relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position at grade 7 if they feel they have the potential to achieve our high standards.


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