Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations (Education and Research)
University of Exeter – College of Social Sciences and International Studies
Closes: 2nd February 2017
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than £350 million worth of new facilities across our campuses with significant plans for further investment between now and 2016. Combining world class research with excellent and innovative education we now have over 19,000 students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) the University of Exeter was ranked 16th nationally with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. The University of Exeter is ranked 7th in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide league table, 10th in The Complete University Guide and 12th in the Guardian University Guide.
The posts of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Relations will contribute to extending the research profile of Critical International Relations at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to Critical Security Studies, International Political Economy, International Political Theory, Postcolonialism or Feminism. An area specialism is desirable.
To be appointed at Lecturer level you will hold a PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent in International Relations or a closely related discipline and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of Critical International Relations research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. You should also be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics: a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding; teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members; an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally; the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development; the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning; and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate and graduate programmes.
For appointments at Senior Lecturer level you must be qualified to PhD level in International Relations or a closely related discipline and be able to demonstrate a strong potential for research leadership with a track record in refereed publications and proven success in significant grant capture. You will also be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels on a range of Politics and International Relations programmes.
We encourage proactive engagement with business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. We therefore particularly welcome applications from academic staff with strong connections and funded projects with business and community partners and who are involved in projects which develop impact. At Exeter our academics benefit from specialist support for external engagement and development from our Innovation, Impact and Business directorate.