Lectureship in International Political Economy

City, University of London - Department of International Politics

City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 19,500 students (35% postgraduate), is top in London for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide), well above the sector average for graduate employability in most subjects and eleventh in the UK for starting salaries. City joined the University of London in 2016.

In the last REF, City doubled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university: it has recently agreed a new Vision & Strategy 2026.

The Department of International Politics has grown rapidly in recent years and has strengths in four core areas of research: International Political Economy; Foreign Policy & Diplomacy; International Social & Political Justice; and International History. It is host to the City Political Economy Research Centre (CITYPERC) and the Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS).

The last Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 57% of the Department’s submitted research as world-leading or internationally excellent. Its research environment and the impact of its research are improving rapidly as it prepares for the next REF.

Person Specification

The Department is seeking to appoint an outstanding academic to a Lectureship in International Political Economy. The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD (or be close to submission); will have an emerging research record with the potential to produce world-leading or internationally excellent research; and experience of delivering and a commitment to educational excellence.

The Department seeks applications from the full range of theoretical traditions and methodological approaches associated with political economy, heterodox economics, development and international political economy. Applications from academics with innovative area or issue specialisms to complement the Department’s research strengths are particularly welcome.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Interviews are scheduled for 6 November 2017.

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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