Assistant Professor in East Asian Politics

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

Assistant Professor in East Asian Politics (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:  

Combining world-class research with an exceptional standard of teaching, the School of Government and International Affairs prides itself on offering an outstanding education to our students.  You will provide excellent education and research across modules relating to East Asian Politics.   Supervising PhDs and leading research groups, your enthusiasm for this fascinating topic will instil a passion for lifelong learning amongst our vibrant student body. You will undertake your own research studies in politics since 1945 across the East Asian and South East Asian region and benefit from periods of research leave and associated research allowance support. 

You’ll need:  

  • Research excellence in the field of East Asian politics, supported by high quality outputs. 
  • A well-considered three-year research plan that has the scope to make an impact on an international level, with appropriate research funding opportunities. 
  • The confidence to lead research. If you also have experience of supervising PhD students, that would be an added bonus. 
  • Evidence of high quality teaching methods, with HEA fellowship or the willingness to achieve this status. 
  • Outstanding communication skills, with the ability to work well with interdisciplinary teams. 
  • Good leadership capabilities. 
  • A good first degree and a PhD in Politics or a closely cognate subject, with a clear research focus on East Asian politics

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 : 20th November 2017