Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in International Relations

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
35,844 - £51,034
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision. The University was the UK’s largest riser in research power in REF 2014. We have developed high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas for research and impact purposes.

International Relations is part of the Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across five disciplines: International Relations and Politics, Criminology, Sociology, Media, and International Development. Across the Department we have just over 1,000 students, which include a community of 60 PGR students, with a further 12 doctoral studentships currently advertised. Our research strengths, in terms of international relations, lie in social and political activism and volunteering for social justice, democracy and politics beyond Westminster, global governance, international development and environmental sustainability.

The University is seeking to support its strength in Social Sciences with the appointment of a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations.   We invite applications from outstanding academics with an excellent research profile who can contribute to the development of International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes developing the existing BA (Honours) International Relations and Politics and postgraduate programmes.

The appointee will contribute to and develop the research profile of International Relations at Northumbria, in line with our REF success and the University Vision. Applications from candidates with expertise in the politics of security and migration are particularly welcome. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor David Gleeson, Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor,

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio). Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019