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Lecturer / Senior Lecturer: Gender and Politics

University of Sheffield - Faculty of Social Science: Department of Politics

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £40,792 to £67,317 Grade 8/9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd March 2019
Closes: 23rd April 2019
Job Ref: UOS022054

Lecturer: Grade 8 £40,792 to £48,677 per annum, with potential to progress to £54,765 through sustained exceptional contribution.

Senior Lecturer: Grade 9 £51,630 to £58,089 per annum, with potential to progress to £67,317 through sustained exceptional contribution.

Do you want to work for a Politics Department with an excellent international reputation as one of the most vibrant and successful centres for teaching and research in the UK? We have an exciting opportunity for someone with real passion for teaching and research.  With a ranking of third in the most recent Research Excellence Framework and a consistently high student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey, we offer a friendly and collegiate environment for you to further your research and teaching. The Department of Politics is an excellent place for early career scholars to launch their academic careers; it provides a vibrant and collegial intellectual environment, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and unique support for policy and public engagement. We are strongly committed to dialogue between sub-disciplines and to pluralism in theory and method.

The Department values diversity in both intellectual and people terms, and is committed to recognizing the important intellectual contributions that female, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority and international scholars make.

We are now seeking to appoint a lecturer or senior lecturer in gender and politics. We would like to hear from you if you are working on gender-related issues whether in relation to international relations; security; political economy; elections and parties; public policy; political theory or any other area of the discipline of politics.  You will be joining the Department at an exciting moment as we are seeking to extend and embed the teaching of gender politics within our undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is educated to PhD level (or close to completing) or has other relevant qualifications/experience. You will have an excellent research trajectory, which will complement and enhance the strengths of the Department
  • Is committed to developing your research profile through high-quality publications, applying for research funding, supervising research students, and engaging with wider political debate or public policy.
  • Is an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher who will play a key role in maintaining the Department’s high level of teaching through devising, designing, preparing, and delivering innovative teaching programmes in relevant specialist areas.
  • Demonstrates an ambition to lead. We are committed to excellence in leadership and your ambition to take on leadership and administrative roles would contribute to the collective enhancement of the Department.
  • Additionally, a senior lecturer will be expected to perform a significant departmental, Faculty and/or University leadership role to a high standard and to play a leading role in ongoing conversations within the Department team about how to embed diverse teaching styles and material into our teaching; maintain a successful record of grant capture.

In addition to the online application, you should include (a) a covering letter and (b) a full CV.

In your cover letter for the position you can, if you wish, indicate whether you want to be considered for a lecturer or senior lecturer position.

The position is available from 1 September 2019.

Prospective applicants are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Andy

Hindmoor, on or (0)114 222 0661, with further enquiries about the position or the Department of Politics.

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