Assistant Professor in International Relations and Security
We are recruiting an outstanding candidate for an Assistant Professorship in International Relations and Security to join Durham University’s School of Government and International Affairs during a period of major expansion.
Ideal candidates will have an established or rapidly developing record of publications in leading journals and/or with highly regarded presses, and clear plans to develop their research over the next five years that will place them at the forefront of substantive debates in IR and Security. We are open-minded in relation to substantive focus, emphasising the excellence of research above all. Applicants will need to demonstrate a strong empirical element to their research, and associated methodological competence in developing and analysing complex datasets to generate new insights and research questions.
The successful applicant will join a sizeable research group offering a stimulating and supportive environment for developing and refining research projects and outputs, networking with colleagues within and beyond Durham, and providing pump-priming finance. The Durham Global Security Institute provides a focus for our work in this field. All staff have access to excellent individual research support and Durham University’s wealth of research resources, as appropriate for a University that aims to be firmly within the world’s elite.
As well as research excellence, the successful applicant will lead undergraduate and postgraduate education, working with highly qualified students and an exceptionally diverse postgraduate community of over 200 people from 50 countries. You will pioneer educational initiatives within our degree programmes, and supervise individual student projects that create an outstanding educational experience that helps to make our students amongst the most successful and employable in the UK. Professional development as an educator is a priority for the School and the University, with dedicated support via a new Centre for Academic Development launching in 2018-19.