Lecturer in Comparative Politics

University of Essex - Department of Government

Department of Government
The Department of Government at Essex are world leaders in political science, ranked top in the UK for research excellence (REF2014), among the top 10 universities for politics in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2017), top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017) and among the top 50 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings. With 96% student satisfaction (NSS 2016) and having been awarded Q-Step Affiliate Status, we are committed to excellence in education and research.

The Role and Duties
The post-holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in Comparative Politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The ideal candidate will also have experience in electoral behavior, political economy, and/or public policy. They will also (co-)supervise undergraduate projects, MA, and PhD dissertations, and assess students through coursework and examination as well as contribute to the successful administration and management of the Department.

You will also be expected to obtain external research funding and contribute to the department’s expansion strategy for new modules in political science.

Qualifications and Skills required
The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Political Science or an allied field or be in the final stages of completion of your studies.

You will be required to provide evidence of a sophisticated research agenda in political science; potential of excellence in research in Comparative Politics; potential of excellence in teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level; demonstrable potential to generate external funding; and demonstrable experience of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research Excellence Framework (REF) programmes.

We are seeking a candidate who can produce and publish high-quality research and provide teaching and motivation to students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

We particularly welcome applications from women as they are underrepresented in the Department.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about this role including the full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your application here.

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