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Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Politics and International Relations

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £38,592 to £53,353 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 January 2023
Reference:  SOC534422

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Professor (Research and Teaching) within the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. 

The University of Nottingham has a long-standing reputation for transformative, world-class research. Our pioneering, interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches help to deliver research of global significance, and we welcome applications from candidates who are interested in leading on the development of sustainable solutions to global challenges.

As part of the recruitment process, the School is seeking to make two appointments. The successful candidates will have research expertise pertaining to one or more of the following priority areas: 

  • The study of representation and/or democracy (broadly defined) in the USA, Latin America, Britain, Africa or Asia
  • The study of political ideologies, including non-traditional variants
  • Security, risk and resilience (broadly defined, including, for example, environmental security, cyber security, or protection of national infrastructure)
  • Expertise related to the application of ‘big data’ analysis

Evidence of a publication record that demonstrates a commitment to research and publication at an internationally-recognised level (commensurate with career stage), evidence of the potential to generate external research funding, and experience of teaching at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is essential. 

The successful candidates will be expected to engage in teaching, curriculum, and administrative leadership within the School and University, including delivering high-quality modules for undergraduates and postgraduates and fostering a positive learning environment for students via teaching and pastoral care.

We believe that a diverse and supportive environment, bringing different perspectives to our work and allowing people to thrive, is the best platform for excellent teaching and curriculum leadership. We are seeking individuals from the widest possible range of talents and backgrounds, and we will appoint not just based on past achievements, but also on the basis of potential for the future. 

Candidates must have a PhD in Politics/International Relations or related subject.

These full-time (36.25 hours per week) posts are available from 1 August 2023 and will be offered on a permanent contract.

For further information about the post, including the other criteria that will be used when shortlisting, please see the role profile.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Caitlin Milazzo, Head of School, email: However, applications sent to this email address will not be accepted.

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