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Lecturer in Irish Politics

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Closing date
6 May 2024

Application closing date: 06/05/2024
Salary: £41,331 - £57,141 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics (HAPP) at Queen’s University Belfast, is currently seeking to recruit a talented Lecturer in Irish Politics. The person appointed will be expected to play an active role in the school’s research and teaching activities, and to work closely with colleagues from across the School. Applicants must have graduated with a PhD in Politics and have demonstrated the ability to produce high-quality publications commensurate with their career stage and to provide excellent teaching.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • A PhD in Politics.
  • Record of publication of internationally recognised research outputs appropriate to stage of career.
  • A research focus in Irish politics, particularly the government and politics of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs.
  • Evidence of effective and innovative teaching at University level appropriate to stage of career, including successful design and delivery of modules.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to the teaching of modules concerning government and politics in both jurisdictions on the island of Ireland, and in political science/studies more generally, including research methods.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please 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 8.4 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 (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and International Staff Network) 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: and

Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor John Garry at 

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