Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics (Quantitative methods)

University of Bath - Politics, Languages & International Studies

DT5307 Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics (Quantitative methods) - Jobs at Bath

The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) has recently undertaken a major recruitment drive and now seeks to appoint a Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) to enhance further our research and teaching provision. The successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the department’s areas of research expertise in Comparative Voting, Elections and Parties; Gender; and Political Contestation. He or she will be proficient in using and teaching quantitative research methods, understood in terms of the ESRC’s Advanced Quantitative Methods framework.

The successful candidate will have a track-record (appropriate to Professorial or Reader/Senior Lecturer level) of independent and impactful research of international standing and relevance, evidenced with a substantial record of publications in top rated national and international journals, a strong track record of grant capture, and successful supervision of research staff and students. Suggested submissions for the next REF in terms of output, should be indicated in the application, along with a brief statement, which highlights the applicant’s significance in their chosen field.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic Department and University. PoLIS aims to be at the forefront of research in our core areas of Governance and Resistance, Conflict and Security and Memory and Identity. As well as producing high-quality academic work, our aim is to produce non-academic impact through media and stakeholder engagement. Excellence in teaching is central to the University strategy and the department offers some of the university’s most prestigious degree programmes, including undergraduate degrees in Politics and International Relations and Modern Languages and European Studies, as well as postgraduate programmes in International Relations, European Studies and Public Policy (Euromasters) and Translation and Interpreting.

In recent years, the University of Bath has seen rapid growth as it has secured its place as a leading university in the UK. Nationally, for 2018 it ranked fifth in the Guardian University Guide, eleventh in the Complete University Guide and twelfth in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide and was first for sport in this latter guide. In 2015 the University of Bath ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey. Internationally, in the 2017 Leiden Ranking, the University is the 167th in the world for the proportion of our publications that were in the top 10% most frequently cited, compared with other publications in the same field. The University was recently awarded a Gold rating at the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017. The University of Bath is a member of the ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership and the GW4 Alliance of Universities in the South West.  The University is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). It is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Head of Department, Dr. Nicholas Startin ( Further details of the department can be found at

Both the Department and the University are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We are working to improve the present gender balance at senior levels within the Department, and particularly welcome applications from women.