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Lecturer in Comparative Politics or International Relations

University of Reading - Department of Politics and International Relations

Location: Reading
Salary: £45,585 to £56,021 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th February 2024
Closes: 17th March 2024
Job Ref: SRF44605
 

The Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Reading welcomes applications for a permanent Teaching and Research position in Comparative Politics and/or International Relations.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional individual with demonstrable potential to produce exciting, innovative, and methodologically rigorous research within Comparative Politics or International Relations and to deliver inspiring teaching across both areas.

The successful candidate will have an innovative and ambitious research agenda in Comparative Politics or International Relations and will demonstrate the ability to produce high-quality research outputs capable of contributing to a strong REF (Research Excellence Framework) return.  We are open to a variety of sub-disciplinary specialisations.  A track record of attracting research funding and/or undertaking policy-relevant research which has the potential for impact may be an advantage.

Candidates must be able to teach American Politics and to contribute to teaching in one or more areas of International Relations.  Successful candidates will also be expected to contribute to student support, recruitment, and general administrative duties within the department.

The department is a friendly and supportive place which has performed very strongly in the last two REF assessments.  We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion and welcome and encourage applications from women, racialised minorities, and other groups who remain under-represented in the department and in academia more broadly.

Closing Date - 17th March 2024.

Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Head of Department of Politics and International Relations
Contact name: Dr Adam Humphreys
Contact phone: 0118 378 6107
Contact email: a.r.humphreys@reading.ac.uk

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: School Director of Teaching and Learning
Contact name: Dr David Marshall
Contact phone: 0118 378 7369
Contact email: d.j.marshall@reading.ac.uk

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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