Associate Professor in European Union Politics

Durham University - School of Government and International Affairs

Respected globally thanks to our top 100 listing for political departments in the QS World University Rankings, the School of Government and International Affairs is an outstanding place in which to study, learn and work. With a reputation for high quality research and teaching, undergraduate and postgraduate places are highly prized, and as such, we are seeking to extend our student body over the coming years – resulting in a need for your European Union Politics expertise. Combining your research with innovative teaching methods, your expertise and enthusiasm for politics in the European Union will shape the understanding and knowledge of our enthusiastic students. You will establish and develop your own research agenda, seeking funding opportunities and working collaboratively with other researchers to produce world-class research outputs, whilst benefiting from a supportive and well-resourced department. 

You’ll need: 

  • A PhD in European Union politics or a subject such as political science, political economy or international relations that has a clear focus on the EU.
  • Research excellence in the field of European Union politics, proven by high quality outputs. You will therefore be proficient in research methods, with the ability to work with complex datasets. 
  • A clear research plan that will enhance SGIA’s research strategy, with the ability to develop successful research proposals for funding. 
  • The confidence to mentor PhD students and lead research groups. 
  • Good teaching skills with the ability to work with groups ranging from tutorials to lectures. 
  • Good communication and leadership skills. 
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