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Lecturer in Politics/International Politics - up to 4 posts

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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? 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 strongly committed to dialogue between the sub-disciplines and to pluralism in theory and method. As part of an investment by the University in a series of positions at different levels of seniority, we are now seeking to appoint up to 4 Lecturers who share our commitment to teaching and research excellence.

We are seeking applications from ambitious, talented and highly motivated individuals working in any area of the discipline of Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations and International Studies, to play an active role in maintaining and enhancing our national and international reputation for world class research, teaching, and innovation. You will have a strong desire to develop your research profile in line with the Department’s research strategy, through personal research, producing high-quality research publications, applying for research funding, a commitment to achieving wider engagement and impact, and supervising research students. You will also be highly committed to education, able to deliver outstanding teaching and to supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and keen to develop your teaching skills.

You will hold a PhD in a relevant discipline, or be close to achieving this qualification. You will have an emerging track record of research publications and ambitious research activity, and proven ability to teach to the highest standards.

Applications should include:
(a) a covering letter,
(b) a full CV, and
(c) a one-page statement outlining the fit between your teaching and
research interests and the Department’s existing profile and strengths.

The positions are available from 1 September 2018.

Prospective applicants are invited to contact the Head of Department, Professor Andy Hindmoor, on or (0)114 222 0661, with further enquiries about the position or the Department of Politics.

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. We particularly welcome applications from currently under-represented groups, including candidates who are female and from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.

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