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Chair in International Relations

University of Sheffield - Department of Politics and International Relations

Location: Sheffield
Salary: Professorial Pay Scheme Band Structure
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd August 2019
Closes: 30th September 2019
Job Ref: UOS023433

Contract Type: Open ended from 1 February 2020

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences


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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 wish to recruit a Chair in International Relations who offers an outstanding record of academic excellence and leadership at an international level. As an exceptional scholar, you will have a distinguished track record of research leadership, an excellent portfolio of research publications, a commitment to teaching excellence, a strong experience of wider engagement and research impact and proven leadership skills more generally.

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 to work; it provides a vibrant and varied intellectual environment, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration and unique support for policy and public engagement. We are strongly committed to dialogue between the sub-disciplines and to pluralism in theory and method.

We would like to hear from you if you are working on any aspect of international relations (including international studies; international relations theory; peace and conflict studies; environmental and climate change; security and human rights; global health; and any others.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is educated to PhD level or has other equivalent qualifications/experience. You will have an excellent research trajectory, which will complement and enhance the strengths of the Department.
  • Has an outstanding record of publication reaching the highest international standards of quality as well as an excellent record of grant capture, knowledge exchange, engagement and research impact.
  • Has the ability to design and deliver high quality teaching and supervision to undergraduate and postgraduate students and is an inspiring and creative teacher.
  • Demonstrates qualities and skills suitable for senior leadership positions in the Department and Faculty, with a proven track record for leadership, mentoring and management.

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

Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact either the Head of Department, Professor Andrew Hindmoor ( or Professor Ruth Blakeley ( for further information and an informal discussion about this opportunity.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. The Department values diversity in both intellectual and people terms, and is committed to recognising the important intellectual contributions that female, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority and international scholars make.

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