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Lecturer in Politics

University of Stirling - Division of History, Heritage and Politics

Location: Stirling
Salary: £36,333 to £52,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th May 2023
Closes: 14th June 2023
Job Ref: FAC01755

The Post

The Division of History, Heritage and Politics wishes to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Grade 7/8 Lecturer in Politics. The appointee will pursue a programme of research, including research outputs and funding applications, in the field of Scottish or UK politics and governance. We are open to different ways to approach this field, including to relate UK and devolved politics to comparative or multi-level analysis, and/ or a critical focus on gendered and racialised dimensions of politics. The appointee will be joining a team producing interdisciplinary research, which includes politics and policies related to human rights, justice, climate change, energy, security, resource conflict, health and sustainable development.

The appointee will contribute to our successful Masters Programmes - in International Conflict and Cooperation (ICC) or Master of Public Policy (MPP) – and BA programmes in Politics, as well as doctoral and dissertation supervision. An ability to coordinate and deliver the first undergraduate module - POLU9A1 People, Power, and the State: An Introduction to Politics -  as well as design an advanced undergraduate and postgraduate module, is essential. The ability to teach qualitative or quantitative research methods is welcome. The appointee will also undertake administrative duties as prescribed by the Head of Division.

We seek to appoint to an open-ended contract from 01 September 2023.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to Paul Cairney p.a.cairney@stir.ac.uk

Description of Duties

Grade 7

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, develop a programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance

Grade 8

  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, establish a distinctive programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance

Essential Criteria

Grade 7

  • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion
  • Evidence of a developing publication record
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external research funding

Grade 8

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Established track record of high quality published research
  • A record of involvement in applications for external funding for research and/or knowledge transfer

For further information, including a full description of duties, essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see Vacancy details | University of Stirling

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