Lecturer in Comparative Politics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,526 - £51,034 per annum.
14 Jun 2021
End of advertisement period
12 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 12/07/2021
Salary £41,526 - £51,034 per annum.
Job category/type Academic

Job description

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics 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 beyond.

We are currently seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Comparative Politics with a focus on UK politics that can support our current research and teaching strengths, and future growth, in one or both of the following areas:

  • Devolution, including multi-level governance. 
  • Comparative public policy.

We furthermore expect a successful candidate to also be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in any area of quantitative, qualitative or mixed research methods, or any combination thereof.

As the successful candidate you will have the following:

  • Have a PhD or equivalent in political science.
  • Record of publication of internationally recognised research outputs (commensurate with career stage)
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs
  • Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, including undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, project supervision, assessment and feedback experience.
  • Ability to teach Comparative Politics and across Political Science generally, including research methods.
  • 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.

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from [insert categories of staff currently under-represented following SOC Code query with Diversity and Inclusion Unit] also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qg.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Muiris MacCarthaigh, m.maccarthaigh@qub.ac.uk or Viviane Gravey, v.gravey@qub.ac.uk.

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