Assistant Professor in Political Theory
SGIA seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in Political Theory. Research may be within any tradition (including the Anglo-American and the Continental) and may engage with contemporary political philosophy and/or address (or draw on) the history of political thought. They may consider issues at sub-national, national and/or international/global levels. Research themes might include (but are not limited to) justice, equality, liberty, political ideologies, political obligation, decolonization, resistance, and political protest. We are particularly eager to consider applicants whose work complements the interests of colleagues in the Centre for Political Thought.
This post offers an exciting opportunity to make an important contribution to SGIA's research and teaching during a period of considerable growth in staff and student numbers. This brings opportunities for involvement in the development of our research community in political theory, including its connections with other Durham departments and other institutions, and innovative educational practice to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including PhD candidates. Among other EDI initiatives, the department is currently in the process of diversifying its curriculum and this is a project we would be keen for the post-holder to contribute to.
The successful candidate will benefit from individual research support funding, access to SGIA and University-wide research funding, and be entitled to apply for sabbatical leave on the basis of one term of leave in each seven terms of service. SGIA and Durham University provides high-quality administrative support to assist with applications for research funding, to facilitate research-based engagement and impact work with non-academic communities, and to enable the introduction and dissemination of new educational practice. SGIA attracts some of the most highly qualified undergraduates in the UK to its exciting undergraduate degree programmes. The postgraduate student community is large, at over 200 taught and research students, and highly international.
For more information, please visit our Department pages at: https://www.dur.ac.uk/chpt/
The closing date for applications is 19 January 2021 at midnight.