Lecturer in International Relations

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£36,914 to £51,034 per annum
29 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 30/04/2021
Salary £36,914 to £51,034 per annum
Job category/type Academic 

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 International Relations. The School seeks to appoint a lecturer to work in the field of International Relations, broadly defined, to support research and teaching at all levels. International Relations has a diverse and vibrant research culture in the School, with particular strengths in Critical Security Studies; Conflict, Terrorism and counter-terrorism; International Political Sociology; Non-State Violence; War Studies; Migration; Borders; Energy and Resource Politics; and Women in Politics.  We are interested in candidates with expertise that amplify our current strengths in International Relations, but who can also extend our coverage of the following areas:

  • Geopolitics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Organization
  • Security Studies

The person appointed will play a central role in all the School’s research and teaching activities, with a specific focus on helping to (a) strengthen and consolidate our Undergraduate degree in Politics & International Relations; (b) advance our MA degrees in International Relations; Violence, Terrorism & Security; and Global Security and Borders; and (b) support the development of our new MA degrees in International Public Policy and Geopolitics.

The successful candidate must have:

  • Have a PhD or equivalent in International Relations or Political Science.
  • Record of publication of internationally recognised research outputs (commensurate with career stage).
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs.
  • Internationally recognised research standing and ability.
  • Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, including undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, project supervision, assessment and feedback experience.
  • Ability to teach across International Relations.
  • A track record of leadership, demonstrated as evidence of leadership of, or significant contribution to major initiatives that significantly improved education, research or administrative processes.

Closing date: Friday 30 April 2021

The School of HAPP is one of the largest and most diverse School’s at the University, exploring culture and society from the origins of humanity and ancient history to modern day politics. We are home to a number of research centres which bring together clusters of research conducted by academics in the school and beyondPolitics at Queen’s assembles one of the largest and most diverse group of scholars in the UK covering almost all areas of politics and international relations.

The School of 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. 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).

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. 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. We are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team at resourcing@qub.ac.uk .

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all.

However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other.  More details on all our networks can be found at https://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

For further information please contact: Maria-Adriana Deiana at M.Deiana@qub.ac.uk and Andrew Thomson at a.f.thomson@qub.ac.uk

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