Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics

Durham (County) (GB)
£33797 - £49553 per annum
Jan 04, 2021
End of advertisement period
Feb 03, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Comparative Politics. We are open-minded in relation to substantive and geographical focus, emphasising the excellence of research above all, and the use of rigorous approaches to address important political questions.

The successful candidate will join colleagues in the Centre for Institutions and Political Behaviour, which provides a stimulating and supportive environment for developing and refining research projects and outputs, networking with colleagues within and beyond Durham and providing pump-priming financial support for research.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

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. 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. For more information, please visit our Department pages at https://www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/.

As one of the UK's leading universities, Durham is an incredible place to define your career while enjoying a high quality work/life balance. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.

The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.

Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare provision and the University's Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.

If you'd like to find out more about the University or relocating you and your family to Durham, please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

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