Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in International Relations

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
22 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in International Relations 
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Senior Lecturer: £39,992 - £49,149; Lecturer: £34,520 - £38,832

Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision. The University was the UK’s largest riser in research power in REF 2014. We have developed high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas for research and impact purposes.

International Relations is part of the Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across five disciplines: International Relations and Politics, Criminology, Sociology, Media, and International Development. Across the Department we have just over 1,000 students, which include a community of 60 PGR students, with a further 12 doctoral studentships currently advertised. The Department of Social Sciences is the home of the Environmental and Global Justice Multidisciplinary Research Centre.  Our research strengths, in terms of international relations, lie in social and political activism and volunteering for social justice, democracy and politics beyond Westminster, global governance, international development and environmental sustainability. 

The University is seeking to support its strength in Social Sciences with the appointment of a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations.   We invite applications from outstanding academics with an excellent research profile who can contribute to the development of International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. This includes developing the existing BA (Honours) International Relations and Politics and new postgraduate programmes. 

We are looking to appoint an outstanding scholar with leading research outputs in one of the following themes: war, conflict and security. Candidates with expertise in American or Middle Eastern politics; international organisations and/or international political theory are also invited to apply. 

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the multi-disciplinarily research theme on Global and Environmental Justice by further strengthening the dimension of international war, conflict and security; alongside existing research strengths in international development, environmental security, human rights and international law.  The appointee will contribute to and develop the research profile of International Relations at Northumbria, in line with our REF success and the University Vision. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Carol Stephenson, Acting Head, Department of Social Sciences, on 0191 227 3413.

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Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date:  25/2/18    

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