Associate Professor / Professor of Global Security Challenges

Leeds, United Kingdom
05 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you an outstanding individual with passion and enthusiasm about your research and teaching in the area of global security challenges? Are you able to use your expertise to support or complement our existing strengths in the School of Politics and International Studies? Are you an experienced academic leader looking for a challenging senior leadership position?

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at the University of Leeds is looking for a burgeoning or settled academic leader in the general area of global security challenges. We would be particularly interested to see applications from scholars and/or scholars/practitioners who are developing the research and teaching areas of climate, security, conflict, gender, peace-building and sustainable development. That said, we are open to the most interesting, forward-looking profiles that dovetail with the strategic orientation of the School in the next ten years.

The School covers excellent research and teaching across the sub-fields of politics, international relations and global development and is looking increasingly to the complex relations between these fields under the strategic orientation of the politics of global challenges.

You will be expected to help lead/lead in your area of research and teaching, making important contributions to the School’s strategic direction. You will deliver both undergraduate and postgraduate modules and help recruit and supervise our expanding postgraduate community (MA and PhD). According to your profile, the position will be made at either Grade 9 or Grade 10.

The University of Leeds is a diverse, multi-cultural environment. We welcome applications from all sections of society and the successful applicant will be expected to work within University values and policies which are designed to promote dignity, diversity and inclusiveness.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Richard Beardsworth, Head of School of Politics and International Studies
Telephone: +44(0)113 343 4902, email:

Location:     Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:     Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:     School of Politics & International Studies (POLIS)
Category:     Academic
Grade:     Grade 9 to Grade 10
Grade 9 (£51,034-£59,135) / Grade 10 (within professorial range)
Post Type:     Full Time
Contract Type:     Ongoing
Release Date:     Tuesday 03 December 2019
Closing Date:     Sunday 12 January 2020
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Downloads:     Candidate Brief