Reader/Professor in Politics and International Relations

Bristol, United Kingdom
£64,426 - £118,062 per annum
27 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies
Contract type
Open Ended
Working pattern
Full time
£64,426 - £118,062 per annum
Closing date for applications

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint one or more outstanding and inspirational research leaders at Professor/Reader level. The School is particularly keen to appoint a Reader or Professor in Gender and Politics/International Relations in any sub-field to serve as Director of the Gender Research Centre. Alongside that appointment we encourage candidates in any sub-disciplinary area of Politics and International Relations to apply.

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate experience of academic and research leadership, will have a track-record of successful research awards and high-quality research outputs and will show a commitment to and interest in leading collaborative research bids and engaging in impact-related/public engagement activities. A strong profile of engaged and innovative teaching in the candidates’ area of expertise is also a requirement of this post.

Successful candidates will join a highly collegial and thriving interdisciplinary School, which has a vibrant research culture and extremely successful teaching programmes, an expanding Faculty and a world-class University. The School’s existing expertise in Politics and International includes gender and politics/IR; critical security studies; international development, international political economy, European politics, British politics and political theory. The School also participates actively in many of the interdisciplinary initiatives currently within the University.

The School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies is making a major investment in posts the fields of Politics and International Relations and is planning to appoint outstanding individuals at the level of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader or Professor. For information on the Lecturer/Senior Lecturer posts linked to this advert, see job number ACAD103672.

Informal enquiries to Professor Michelle Cini, Head of School (

The University of Bristol is committed to equality and we value the diversity of our staff and students.

The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 8 January 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.