Teaching and Research Opportunities in Politics and International Relations

Cardiff University – School of Law and Politics

The School of Law and Politics is seeking to make multiple appointments at Lecturer to Reader level to join our internationally renowned Department of Politics and International Relations.

The Department of Politics and International Relations has an excellent reputation for its scholarship and teaching across the breadth of the field. We have established strengths in the core areas of International Relations and Politics, Welsh politics and comparative devolution, and political theory. We are now seeking to make further appointments in the areas of Politics, International Relations, and political theory, building on Cardiff’s distinctive profile, which promotes methodologically innovative, sophisticated and collaborative work in these fields. Being situated in a School of Law and Politics presents opportunities to innovate across disciplinary boundaries in both teaching and research.

In particular we are keen to appoint colleagues who are able to offer research-led teaching in the following fields:

  • Political Thought. The Department has established strength in the history of political thought, international political theory, and contemporary political thought. Our scholars share teaching and research interests with colleagues in Law, especially in the areas of politics and sociology of international law and jurisprudence. We now wish to appoint in the areas of non-western political thought or comparative political thought, which will enable further links with scholars across the School of Law and Politics.
  • Environmental Politics. Our teaching and research in this field forms an important nexus between Law and Politics, with established strength in Environmental Law. We are keen to strengthen the Politics and International Relations side of the Environment group. This is an exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary group, and we seek applications from scholars in subfields including, but not limited to, global environmental politics, environmental justice, sustainable development, political economy of the environment, and environmental governance more broadly.
  • Digital Technology in Government and Society. We seek applicants whose research is developing insights at the cutting edge of this area, and whose teaching experience can help us equip our students with the skills necessary to engage with these developments. We encourage applicants who examine the challenges that digital technologies pose to government, society and global politics, in areas such as the politics of big data; digital research methods; digital communications; digital propaganda; artificial intelligence and machine learning; surveillance and privacy; Internet governance.

We will also consider applications from all scholars who would complement and extend the teaching and research activities of the Department of Politics and International Relations.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority background, as they are under-represented within Cardiff University.

All posts are full time and permanent, and available from September 2018.

£32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6, Lecturer)
£41,212 - £47,722 per annum (Grade 7, Lecturer)
£49,149 - £60,410 per annum (Grade 8, Senior Lecturer/Reader)

Please note: we intend to hold interviews during the week commencing 18 June 2018 

For further information about the Department and its work, please contact Dr Branwen Gruffydd Jones, Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, at GruffyddJonesB@cardiff.ac.uk.

Closing date: Monday, 14 May 2018

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.