Lecturer in International Relations

Job title Lecturer in International Relations

Department Politics, Languages & International Studies

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

*Please note that the salary range quoted includes 3 discretionary points which are only applied for starting salaries in highly exceptional situations.

Grade Grade 8

Placed on Wednesday 29 January 2020

Closing date Sunday 01 March 2020

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference SB7435

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The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Relations. This post builds on recent appointments in Political Economy, Comparative Politics, Gender and Politics, and Quantitative Methods. You will demonstrate the potential to contribute world-leading research and teaching to the Department.

You should have research interests in any area of International Relations. We welcome applications from candidates specialising in any geographic region and working within any relevant methodological and theoretical approach, although we are especially interested in candidates with expertise on the USA or Middle East. You should have a track-record of, or demonstrable potential, for publication in high-impact International Relations/Politics journals, and well-developed plans for future research.  As part of your role you will contribute to our Politics and International Relations programmes in areas such as international relations theory.

PoLIS is a supportive and dynamic Department with a vibrant research community. Our research clusters focus on Conflict and Security; Nationalism, Populism, and Radicalism; Gender and Sexuality; and Memory and Culture. We are looking to recruit individuals whose expertise and experience resonate with our goal of merging real world relevance with theoretical and methodological rigour. The department is currently ranked 9th for Politics in the 2019 Complete University Guide and 1st for Career after six months for Politics in the Guardian University Guide 2019.  In recent years, the University of Bath has seen rapid growth as it has secured its place as a leading university in the UK. Nationally, it was ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey in 2015, and fifth in the Guardian’s 2018 University Guide. Internationally, the Times Higher Education Supplement placed Bath among the ‘100 Most international’ world universities. 

The University is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). It is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Deputy Head of Department for Politics and International Relations, Dr. Maria Garcia or Director of Research, Dr. Peter Allen

Candidates should include their research plans for the next three years in their CV or cover letter. This should include possible sources of funds, publication plans, and potential societal impact of their research.

The University of Bath and PoLIS have bronze awards from the Athena SWAN Charter Scheme. Both the Department and the university are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive working environment. We welcome applicants from all sections of the community and from all backgrounds. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce.

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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. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.