Professor in International Relations

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

Arts, Design and Social Sciences

Professor in International Relations – ADS17/23
Full Time
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

Salary:    Competitive

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: Politics and International Relations, 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 Theme (MDRT). 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 Professor in International Relations. We invite applications from outstanding academic leaders with an international research profile in International Relations and are interested in applications from scholars who can provide disciplinary leadership and contribute to the development of International Relations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Ideally the successful candidate will be a leading expert in war, conflict and security studies and will lead the development of postgraduate research and teaching provision in this area. We welcome applications from candidates from a range of disciplinary backgrounds however, including war studies, conflict studies, security studies, terrorism studies, strategic studies, organisational behaviour and decision-making, international law and international political theory.
The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the multi-disciplinary 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 lead, grow and develop the research profile of International Relations at Northumbria, in line with our REF success and the University Vision. You will make a strong personal contribution to the academic profile of the Department and Faculty through your contribution to research, impact and teaching. Your ability to think and act strategically, adapting to the changing external environment, is key to success in this role.

A successful record of leadership in research is essential.  

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor David Gleeson 

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Closing Date:  28/2/18