Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

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Aston University
United Kingdom
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Job Description

The School of Languages and Social Sciences at Aston is an ambitious, expanding, multidisciplinary School with an established reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Politics and International Relations (PIR) Department is seeking to make a new appointment at Lecturer level in Politics or International Relations from 1 September 2019. Strong candidates from any sub-field of Politics or International Relations, including all area specialisms, are encouraged to apply. We would be interested in strengthening our expertise in security studies and/or international development, as well as regions such as Africa, South America, or Asia. It would also be helpful if the post holder were able to contribute to the teaching of International Relations. These however are by no means requirements, and we are happy to receive strong applications from any area of the discipline.

You should have a completed doctorate in a relevant social science discipline and a strong track record of publications and research. You should also have experience of teaching in Politics and/or International Relations, and be able to contribute to the development of the teaching portfolio within the subject group.

We host the Aston Centre for Europe (ACE), an innovative inter-disciplinary hub for research, policy advice and teaching, which is co-directed by members of the PIR Department. ACE has a broad research agenda, and is by no means confined to a narrow view of European politics. We would welcome applications from candidates who share our view that it is important for scholars to engage outside academia, as well as within it.

Please contact Dr Balazs Szent-Ivanyi (Head of Department) with any queries about the role (b.szent-ivanyi@aston.ac.uk). You may also be interested in his blog post on the role and more generally about working in the department, available at https://astoncentreforeurope.wordpress.com/2019/04/01/working-in-politics-and-international-relations-at-aston/