Assistant Professorship in International Relations

Durham (GB)
£33,797- £49,553per annum
27 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
07 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy reference: SGIA19-2
Department: School of Government and International Affairs
Responsible to: Head of Department
Grade: 7-8
Salary range: £33,797- £49,553per annum
Working arrangements: The role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
Opening date: 26/09/2019
Closing date: 07/11/2019
Preferred start date: Successful candidates will ideally be in post by 01/08/2020 

The role 

The School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University is appointing two talented people to Assistant Professorships in International Relations.

We are building a substantial research group in IR, to join existing groups in comparative politics, political theory and international political economy. The research group will have strength-in-depth in core areas of security, conflict/post-conflict and theory. The group will develop expertise in advanced quantitative methods, linking strongly to the established research group using these methods in comparative politics and the developing group in IPE, and be firmly engaged with policy-makers, practitioners and NGOs in the field. We are theoretically open-minded and welcome applications with a focus on particular regions or countries, wherever they may be in the world.
One of the appointments is available for applicants with expertise in quantitative research methods. Applicants with a clear track record of using these methods in their past and current research (including their PhD) and who show their continuing use in their research plan will be considered on this basis. Applicants being considered for appointment with quantitative research methods will be at a significant advantage if their research addresses development challenges in the Global South.

Applicants without expertise in quantitative research methods must have a clear track record in their past and current research (including their PhD) focusing on issues at the interface between international relations and either political theory and/or political sociology. Applicants will be at an advantage if their past research and future plans address issues arising from or connected with concepts of ‘the global’.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant research culture 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. All staff have access to excellent individual research support and Durham University’s wealth of research resources, as appropriate for a University that aims to be firmly within the world’s elite.

Durham is consistently rated amongst the five most successful UK Universities. Durham is probably England’s most beautiful small city, with a World Heritage Site at its core featuring 11th Century Cathedral and Castle.

The wider county has exceptional countryside, and Newcastle upon Tyne, arguably northern England’s most exciting city, is fifteen miles north. There are excellent transport links to Edinburgh (100 minutes by train) and London (180 minutes by train). Regional airports 40 minutes from Durham establish good connections to major European cities and key hubs for long-haul destinations.

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