University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

United Kingdom

Closing in 43 days

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations Politics & International Relations

Location: Highfield Campus Salary: £44,263 to £56,021 Per annum Full Time Permanent Closing Date: Friday 05 April 2024 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2433423CC-R

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Be part of a thriving research, education, and knowledge exchange culture

Applications are invited for multiple positions at the level of Lecturer, Associate Professor and Professor in Politics and International Relations as part of a major expansion supported by the University during 2023/24 and 2024/25 that will further strengthen the thriving research, education and knowledge exchange culture of the Department of Politics and International Relations (PAIR) at the University of Southampton. The department has a world-leading reputation for its research in democratic governance and global political society, across areas such as political trust, democratic innovations, comparative politics, political psychology, environmental justice, global health, migration, and development. It has a strong reputation in the application of cutting-edge research methods, ranging from political ethnography to experimental social science.

PAIR is currently home to several major UKRI and ERC grants, and hosts holders of British Academy Postdoctoral and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Security Governance. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK's top 15 research–intensive universities. It hosts the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods and ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.

We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates who complement existing areas of research strength or who will contribute to the building of new clusters of excellence in areas of national and global importance. All applicants will have expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.

You will share our ambition for producing world-leading and agenda-setting research and securing major grants and fellowships from national and international funders, playing an active part in our academic community. You will share our aspirations to foster and maintain a collegial, supportive, and inclusive culture of research and education.

You will have a growing or established national and international reputation, publish in internationally leading academic journals and with major university presses, and engage in ‘knowledge exchange' that translates your research into practice via policy, civil society, media, or other forms of external engagement.

You will demonstrate evidence of research grant writing and funding seeking strategies. Our major institutional investment is linked to the further development of growth in external grant income engagement, bids, and capture in PAIR, and as such the appointments will focus on accelerating these aspects. To support this investment, new colleagues will have a substantial focus on grant writing during the first 18-24 months of their appointment and benefit from newly dedicated research support, including an embedded research funding officer to aid development of research plans/events and grant applications. A number of postdoctoral research fellows will also be appointed as part of this expansion. You will also contribute to the educational activities of PAIR through delivering innovative, research-led instruction.

The School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences is committed to promoting equality and diversity and holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award demonstrating this commitment. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities and those from poorer/less educationally advantaged backgrounds.

As part of our commitment to supporting our research community we are open to flexible working. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. We also are proud to recently have been awarded the Race quality Charter Bronze award, where we have been commended for our commitment to improve race equality across the University community.

It is expected that the start date of the appointment will be between 1st September 2024 and 1st February 2025, but this is open to negotiation upon offer.

For further information, you are welcome to contact the Head of Department of Politics & International Relations, Professor Pia Riggirozzi ([email protected]), or the Associate Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Will Jennings ([email protected]).

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    Job details


    Lecturer in Politics and International Relations


    University of Southampton


    United Kingdom


    February 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 05, 2024

    Job type

    Associate Professor/Professor


    Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    One of the top research universities in the U.K., the University of Southampton is best-known for its innovative learning system. The university is a founding member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Originating from Hartley Institution in 1862, Southampton got the university status in 1952.
    The University of Southampton offers undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation year courses in various disciplines. The different departments of the university include the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Apart from the core subjects, Southampton also offers some exclusive areas of study including audiology, acoustical engineering, archaeology, criminology, optoelectronics, and gerontology.

    The university has seven campuses; amongst them, five are in Southampton itself and the other two are in Winchester and Malaysia, respectively. Highfields is the main campus of the University of Southampton. Notably, Southampton is a vibrant city with enormous opportunities. All the seven campuses of the University of Southampton boast of world-class infrastructure. The campuses maintain the most optimized environs for advanced learning. There are hi-tech laboratories, art studios, and libraries on the campuses. The university comprises highly-experienced faculty members who are from the academia as well as respective industries. Further, Southampton maintains collaborations with the leading universities and institutions across the world for student exchange and study-abroad programs.

    The University of Southampton is dedicated to research-oriented education. It has partnered with other universities, government bodies and industries to conduct integrated research and innovation programs. The university is also funded by businesses for commercial research and development. Southampton conducts skill development programs for students catering to the demands of industries. The adaptability and aptitude for evolving technologies are cultivated amongst the students to help them grow as future leaders. Further, the university has a placement cell and maintains tie-ups with industries for the placements of students.

    The University of Southampton features holistic environments for the overall development of the students. Apart from best-in-class academic modules, the university offers ample opportunities to maintain physical fitness and mental well-being. There are sports courts, swimming pools, gymnasiums and cafeterias on the campuses. Further, regular fitness classes, sports meets, cross-disciplinary activities, competitions, cultural events, and fests are organized at the university. The University of Southampton also engages in various social and environmental awareness campaigns. Moreover, students get the opportunity to participate in community development initiatives. The university has the mission to build a better world with innovative minds.

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