Reader in Politics and Policy

Twickenham, London (Greater)
24 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Reader in Politics and Policy
School of Arts and Humanities
Salary Range: £45,562 - £52,793 per annum
Hours: Full time
Term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join the University’s multidisciplinary School of Arts and Humanities at a key moment in its development. The School currently offers excellent programmes in creative arts and humanities including BAs in Acting, Screen and Film Media, History and Creative and Professional Writing as well as innovative postgraduate courses in Sports Journalism, Public History and Theatre Directing. The School also offers a BA programme in Sociology and Criminology and an MA in Human Trafficking linked to the recently launched Centre for the Studies of Modern Slavery.

The School is now embarking on a new phase of curriculum and research development to reinforce the Social Science disciplines. The person appointed will join our team to contribute in the area of Politics and Public Policy to the production of cutting edge research and scholarship which will underpin excellent teaching and engage effectively with the public square including industry and international audiences.

We invite applications from outstanding candidates whose research and teaching experience lie in the general field of Politics and Public Policy. You will have experience of managing projects in an HE environment and will have the enthusiasm and creative energy necessary to contribute to the development of the Politics and Public Policy teaching portfolio and research profile. You will have a strong publishing record, excellent student-centred teaching skills and experience, outstanding research and industry networks and a commitment to developing students’ creative, entrepreneurial and ethical capacities.

Since 1850, St Mary’s mission has been to provide a high quality academic and professional environment, inspired by its distinctive ethos and values. The University is an inclusive academic community where everybody is welcomed.

At St Mary’s you will not just be choosing a place of work but an inspiring and welcoming community where you will nurture and educate students to be ready to meet the challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. We place a particular emphasis on character and life skills development in the student experience.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click on the link below:

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Karen Sanders, Head of the School of Arts and Humanities by email at

Closing Date:  22 March, 2017 at 23:59

Interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 3 April 2017