Assistant Professor in Indian Politics / Indian Foreign Policy 

Dublin (IE)
16 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
07 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Dublin City University
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ireland India Institute 
 School of Law and Government 

Assistant Professor in Indian Politics / Indian Foreign Policy 
Fixed Term Contract Up To Three Years 


Dublin City University (www.dcu.ie) is a research-intensive, globally-engaged, dynamic institution that is distinguished by both the quality and impact of its graduates, and its focus on the translation of knowledge into societal and economic benefit. DCU prepares its students well for success in life, and in the workplace, by providing a high-quality rounded education appropriate to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Excellence in its education and research activities has led to DCU’s consistent presence in the rankings of the world’s top young universities. 

DCU has a strong track record in attracting both Irish and European Union funding under FP7, Horizon 2020, Marie Curie Actions and Erasmus. We offer a dynamic and internationally focused environment in which to advance your academic career.

In order to strengthen our expertise in international politics, DCU is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Politics, with expertise in Indian politics or Indian foreign policy from 1 September 2018. 

The School of Law and Government

The School of Law and Government is a research-intensive school with a range of programmes at BA, MA and PhD level. The School offers undergraduate degrees in International Relations and ‘Economics, Politics and Law’, and offers Politics on the university’s Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) programme.  It offers five MA programmes, includes a Masters in International Security and Conflict Studies and a Masters in International Relations. The school also offers a structured PhD in Politics and International Relations. The successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the development and delivery of the School’s taught programmes and in the identification and delivery of new programmes in their specialist area. The School offers excellent opportunities for candidates to teach within their own area of research specialisation and to supervise PhD candidates.     

The School is committed to high quality research, expects its staff to publish regularly in leading journals and supports its staff in such work. We have led research programmes supported by the Irish Research Council, the EU and other national and international funders.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach onto modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
  • Play an active role in the activities of the Ireland India Institute and in developing future programmes of teaching, research and engagement within the Institute.
  • Pursue an active research agenda with ongoing research publications in leading international academic journals and with high profile book publishers, both individually and, where appropriate, in collaboration with colleagues in DCU and elsewhere 
  • Supervise postgraduate research students. 
  • Maintain existing and develop new relations with external partners of the Ireland India Institute. 
  • Participate actively in the School activities and contribute to the development of the School’s profile in teaching and research.
  • Undertake administrative duties related to the position.

Skills and Experience 

Applicants for the position must hold an honours degree, should be qualified to a post-graduate level and must have completed a doctoral qualification (or be close to submitting a PhD for examination) in a relevant discipline. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated expertise in Indian politics or Indian foreign policy.  They will have an excellent research and publications record, including either a monograph with a leading academic publisher or a track record of publication in well-ranked international journals. They must have experience of university teaching. The successful candidate should be capable of working in a team and of providing leadership in developing the teaching and research agenda within the School. 

Further information:

More information on the School and the Ireland India Institute, including specific areas of research expertise and details of taught programmes, may be found at: 
https://www.dcu.ie/law_and_government and http://irelandindia.ie/ 

Salary Scales:  Assistant Professor 
Assistant Professor / Lecturer above bar:     €51,671 - €82,217*
Assistant Professor / Lecturer below bar:     €38,736 - €53,251*
* Appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be made on the appropriate point of the Lecturer Above or Lecturer Below salary scale in line with current Government pay policy.

Closing date:  7th May 2018

Informal Enquiries to:

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Gary Murphy, Head of School of Law and Government. E-mail: gary.murphy@dcu.ie; Tel. +353 1 700 5664. Please do not send applications to this email address, instead apply as described below.

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies (Open Competitions) website at http://www4.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies/current.shtml and also from the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9. Tel: +353 (0)1 700 5149; Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 Email: hr.applications@dcu.ie 

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line: Job Ref 851 Assistant Professor in Indian Politics / Indian Foreign Policy

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to hr.applications@dcu.ie or by Fax: +353 (0)1 700 5500 or by post to the Human Resources Department, Dublin City University, Dublin 9, Ireland.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer