Professor of Politics and Gender

Egham, United Kingdom
Professorial Pay Banding
16 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Politics and International Relations

Location:      Egham
Salary:      Professorial Pay Banding
Closing Date:      Monday 14 October 2019
Interview Date:      Thursday 09 January 2020

Full time, Permanent

The Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway seeks to appoint a Professor in Gender and Politics. The successful applicant would be expected to start in June 2020.

About the Department. The Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy is a research-intensive unit that offers teaching which both challenges and enriches students. We provide a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. We carry out research across the different disciplines, but we place special emphasis on our research centres: the Centre for International Public Policy (CIPP), the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies (CIWAS), the Centre for the Politics of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East (AAME), the Democracy and Elections Centre, and the New Political Communications Unit.

About the role. We’re looking for someone who makes distinctive research contributions in the field of gender and politics. We are interested in hearing from applicants working in a range of different subfields, including but not limited to representation and political participation, international relations, political economy, public policy, and sexuality. Applicants should have a track record of publications and grant income that is commensurate with their contribution to the field.

We’re also looking for someone who can shape our undergraduate teaching in the second and third years. As a department that practices research-led teaching, we’ll expect you to offer a third-year module defined by your research interests – but we’ll also look for candidates who can offer a general introduction to the field of gender and politics in the second year.

About the characteristics we value. Alongside research and teaching, we’re looking for individuals who can build intellectual communities, and who have, over the course of their career, demonstrated the value of collaborative working. That experience may have been gained in administrative roles within universities, within professional associations, or through editing academic journals or other shared resources.

This is a full time and permanent post. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Chris Hanretty, Head of Department

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing.
  • Free parking

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 0919-367

Closing Date: Midnight, 14 October 2019

Interview Date: 9 January 2020

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.