Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics (SGIA22-4)

£34304 - £50296 per annum
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
24 Jan 2022
Durham University
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 24th January 2022 at Midnight (UK)

The School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the broad field of Comparative Politics. We are open-minded in relation to substantive and geographical focus, emphasising the excellence of research above all, and the use of rigorous approaches to address important political questions.

The successful candidate will join colleagues in the Centre for Institutions and Political Behaviour, which provides a stimulating and supportive environment for developing and refining research projects and outputs, networking with colleagues within and beyond Durham and providing pump-priming financial support for research.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of world leading research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

The successful candidate will benefit from individual research support funding, access to SGIA and University-wide research funding, and be entitled to apply for sabbatical leave on the basis of one term of leave in each seven terms of service. SGIA and Durham University provides high-quality administrative support to assist with applications for research funding, to facilitate research-based engagement and impact work with non-academic communities, and to enable the introduction and dissemination of new educational practice. SGIA attracts some of the most highly qualified undergraduates in the UK to its exciting undergraduate degree programmes. The postgraduate student community is large, at over 200 taught and research students, and highly international. Among other EDI initiatives, the department is currently in the process of diversifying its curriculum and this is a project we would be keen for the post-holder to contribute to.

For more information, please visit the Department website.