Lecturer in Political Theory/Political Philosophy

Northern Ireland
£36,914 - £51,034 per annum
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 06/01/2020
Salary £36,914 - £51,034 per annum.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen's University, Belfast, is one of the UK's leaders in internationally recognised research and teaching in politics and philosophy. We seek to appoint a lecturer to work on the interface between political theory and political philosophy supporting research and teaching at all levels. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in both Anglo-American and Continental political theory and philosophy, broadly understood. The person appointed will be expected to work closely with both politics and philosophy colleagues in the School and to play a central role in all the School's research and teaching activities.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in political theory or political philosophy.
  • Evidence of high-quality research and the ability to produce political theory/political philosophy publications of an international standard commensurate with stage of career.
  • Broad knowledge of political theory and political philosophy, both within the Anglo-American and Continental traditions.
  • Evidence of committed participation within the academic community.
  • Demonstrable evidence of high-quality teaching in political theory and/or political philosophy at undergraduate level and the potential for outstanding teaching at MA level.
  • Clear potential for successful supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations.
  • Evident skills in, and commitment to, developing student learning and the quality of the student experience.

HAPP is committed to the promotion of equality of opportunity and to creating and sustaining an environment that values and celebrates the diversity of its staff and student body. In particular, the school is committed to supporting the career progression of women in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL) in line with the Athena SWAN Charter. The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award.

Queen's University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence.

Throughout the University, our academics are collaborating across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK's most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. We are ranked 1st in the UK for knowledge transfer partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey  2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available, and lovers of the outdoors can enjoy any number of activities from rowing and kayaking to top class golf among many others. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Tom Walker at Tom.Walker@qub.ac.uk

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