Associate Professor in European Union Politics 

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

Associate Professor in European Union Politics 

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:  

Respected globally thanks to our top 100 listing for political departments in the QS World University Rankings, the School of Government and International Affairs is an outstanding place in which to study, learn and work.  With a reputation for high quality research and teaching, undergraduate and postgraduate places are highly prized, and as such, we are seeking to extend our student body over the coming years – resulting in a need for your European Union Politics expertise.  Combining your research with innovative teaching methods, your expertise and enthusiasm for politics in the European Union will shape the understanding and knowledge of our enthusiastic students.  You will establish and develop your own research agenda, seeking funding opportunities and working collaboratively with other researchers to produce world-class research outputs, whilst benefiting from a supportive and well-resourced department. 

You’ll need:  

  • A good first degree and a PhD in European Union politics, political science, political economy, international relations or a related subject and with a clear focus on the EU.
  • Research excellence in the field of European Union politics, proven by high quality outputs. You will therefore be proficient in research methods, with the ability to work with complex datasets.  
  • A clear research plan that will enhance SGIA’s research strategy, with the ability to develop successful research proposals for funding.  
  • The confidence to mentor PhD students and lead research groups.  
  • Good teaching skills with the ability to work with groups ranging from tutorials to lectures.  
  • Good communication and leadership skills.  

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 : 08th November 2017