Assistant Professor in International Political Economy

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor in International Political Economy (Grade 7 or 8)

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:

Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work. The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city. 

The role: 

Boasting an enviable 6th position in the UK (according to the Complete University Guide 2017) and ranking in the top 100 politics departments worldwide by the QS World University Rankings, the School of Government and International Affairs is an ambitious place in which to further your career. Currently undergoing a transformation in order to welcome more students to our research-led courses, you will therefore contribute your extensive knowledge of International Political Economy to our research and teaching capabilities, guiding undergraduate and postgraduate students through their studies with innovative teaching in seminars, tutorials and lectures.
Research will also be a major aspect of your work, with the potential for one term of leave (per every seven terms) and an allowance dedicated to furthering work in regulatory and governance issues in relation to major components of the global economy such as trade and finance.  Your work may focus on the role of key regulatory factors and structures, or on dynamics in important developmental issues such as health, education, gender and migration.  You will also supervise PhD students and foster a passion for lifelong learning amongst your students. 

You’ll need: 

  • A good first degree with a PhD in International and Political Economy (or a closely related subject), with a reputation for research excellence in the field. 
  • Research focussed around regulatory and governance issues, with evidence of having produced high quality outputs.
  • An exceptional level of proficiency in research methods that can be applied to complex datasets.
  • A comprehensive three-year research plan that includes research funding opportunities. 
  • Solid communication skills, with the ability to lead research groups, mentor early career researchers and supervise PhD students. 
  • Excellent teaching skills, supported by fellowship of the HEA or the ability to attain this rank. 

Candidates who have recently completed their PhD but don’t have the relevant experience are encouraged to apply for this position at grade 7 if they feel they have the potential to achieve our high standards.

How to apply:

We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.

We prefer to receive applications online.. For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

For further information and to apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 01st November 2017