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Associate Professor in Politics or International Relations

Durham, United Kingdom
£57,696 - £64,914 per annum
Closing date
22 Apr 2024

The School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Associate Professor to work on an exciting initiative that seeks to establish a new Responsible Space Innovation Centre. This is an inter-disciplinary centre bringing together experts in space technology, business and governance from across Durham University. This post will be based within the School of Government and International Affairs. We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests within the broad field of Politics and International Relations and who exhibit a particular interest in emerging technologies, including space-based technologies. We are particularly eager to hear from applicants with a focus on research and education rooted in political theory; ethics; political economy; political geography; environmental politics; security; international relations; diplomacy; and/or arms control. For the first four years, the post holder will mainly contribute to research and grant capture to support the development of the new research centre.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of an internationally excellent research and teaching environment while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. For more information, please visit our School page at School of Government and International Affairs - Durham University as well as the web page of the Responsible Space Innovation Centre.

The successful candidate will be benefit from individual research support funding, access to SGIA and University-wide research funding and be entitled to apply for sabbatical leave on a 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, which are scheduled to expand significantly over the coming eight years. The postgraduate student community is large, at over 200 taught and research students, and highly international.

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