Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy

Job title Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy

Department Politics, Languages & International Studies

Salary Starting from £41,526, rising to £49,553

Grade Grade 8

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2311

Placed on Wednesday 09 June 2021

Closing date Sunday 27 June 2021

Interview date Tuesday 13 July 2021

Reference JB8368

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Applications are invited for the position of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) within the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies with a specialism in International Political Economy.

We seek to appoint a candidate with the potential to further enhance the quality of our research and teaching. We welcome applications from candidates working in any area of IPE, especially those with research interests that touch on matters related to sustainability or technological transformations. 

The successful candidate will be expected to develop high quality modules for undergraduates and postgraduates, and to conduct assessments of student work at all levels. They will have responsibility for an introduction to IPE class for first year Politics and International Relations undergraduates, and at least for their first year of employment, will have to be willing to convene a final year undergraduate module on capitalism and crisis.

The successful candidate will undertake research and publish in internationally recognised journals in the field of Politics and International Relations; facilitate impact and knowledge exchange; and seek funding from grant-awarding bodies. In due course, they will also be expected to contribute to the leadership and management of the Department. 

Applicants must have, or be about to complete, a relevant PhD in Politics/International Relations (with a focus on IPE) or a related subject and will need to demonstrate the potential to produce high-quality publications and to provide excellent teaching.

The position is offered on a full-time and open-ended basis, with a start date of 01 September 2021.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Head of Department Dr Maria Garcia, m.garcia@bath.ac.uk or Director of Research Dr Peter Allen, p.allen@bath.ac.uk.

The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies is a vibrant, friendly and supportive Department, delivering highly-acclaimed undergraduate programmes in Politics and International Relations, Politics with Economics, International Politics and Language, and postgraduate degrees in International Relations, International Security, Gender and Politics. The Department has particular research strengths in Conflict, Security and the International Order; Gender; Populism and Radicalism, and the Politics of Culture and Memory.

Research conducted in UK institutions is subject to an external review every seven years through a process called REF. The Department submits its research to the Politics and International Relations panel for the REF. We are, therefore, looking for an IPE scholar whose work is suitable for Politics and International Relations journals. Communicating research to wider audiences and finding ways to generate societal impacts from research is highly valued in the UK. Generating grant income (often from government and charity research funding schemes such as the Economic and Social Research Council, the European Union, or British Academy) is also an important aspect of British academic life. 

The Department values equality, diversity and inclusion.  As Athena Swan Bronze Award holders, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our workforce and student body. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

The University of Bath is ranked in the top 10 in The Guardian, The Times and Sunday Times university guides and the Complete University Guide in 2021, has TEF Gold award, and is 6th for graduate prospects in the Times and Sunday Times university guide. It is located just outside the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bath, which is an hour and twenty minutes by train from London. 

What we can offer you:

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. 

We are:

  • a family friendly workplace 
  • open to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit you and the University. 
  • recognising of the talents of our diverse workforce through an excellent reward package 
  • encouraging of your personal and professional development

Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations.  We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce. We are open to flexible working arrangements and we’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.