Professor in International Relations

Belfast, Northern Ireland
Professorial salary will be determined in accordance with the professorial ranges
08 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

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 International Relations (IR). The School seeks to appoint a Professor in IR, to support research and teaching at all levels of the field. International Relations has a diverse and vibrant research culture in the School, and we seek a professor to enhance and develop our strengths.

The person appointed will play a central role in all the School’s leadership, research and teaching activities, with a specific focus on (a) high quality research outputs in IR which will significantly contribute to our citations and thus international stature of IR within HAPP; (b) generating substantial research and grant income; and (c) taking on leadership within IR and in particular on our MA in IR which is a centre-piece of our PGT offerings.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have: 

  • A PhD completed in International Relations or cognate subject.
  • Recognised excellence and reputation in International Relations – research internationally acknowledged as world-leading.
  • Sustained publication record of outputs of world-leading quality that fully demonstrates a formative and lasting contribution to the field.
  • Sustained record of securing and enabling large-scale research funding, awarded through competitive external peer-review processes.
  • Sustained record of successful delivery of such funded projects, including the management of financial and human resources.
  • Sustained record of successful PhD supervision, including demonstrated potential to develop PhD and postdoctoral funding sources.
  • Sustained track record of invitations as keynote/plenary speaker at major international conferences/University named lectures; chair of major conferences/events.
    Substantial experience of teaching and assessment at University level.
  • Evidence of ability to teach and assess core modules in International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Substantial and significant experience of providing academic leadership at a strategic level in Higher Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the academic leadership of the School in general and the appropriate research field in particular.
  • Outstanding contribution to the development of staff and students. Sympathetic to the needs of early-career researchers, with demonstrable ability to provide effective mentoring.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, click on the 'Candidate Information' link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working                              
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Maria-Adriana Deiana m.deiana@qub.ac.uk or Dr Andrew Thomson a.f.thomson@qub.ac.uk.

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