Assistant Professor in International relations

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 07 Mar 2023

SGIA is amongst the World's top 100 Politics departments (QS, 2019) and the UK's top 10 units in the field (Complete University Guide). Over the last decade the School has been through a process of very significant growth, investment and restructuring. As part of this, SGIA has been building ambitious research groups which include International Relations and International Political Economy to complement other groups in Political Theory, and Comparative Politics. Our exciting and vibrant research groups embraces theoretical and methodological pluralism. We are looking for an outstanding new member who can demonstrable the research excellence and ambition appropriate to this grade, who has evidence of a growing set of impact and engagement activities, and whose research clearly speaks to important current research themes and debates within /IR IPE.

The School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant Professor in International Relations/ International Political Economy of East Asia.

We welcome applications from those with research and teaching interests in the field of International Relations/ International Political Economy in regional focusing on East Asia, Asia Pacific, and China, which can consolidate and build links with the School's historic research strengths on East Asia, the Middle East. We are also interested in developing strength in research on China's BRI and its broader foreign policy, East Asian economic relations. The successful candidate will contribute to the important work of building collaborative research and teaching bridges between our research group and others in the School.

The post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching in International Relations/International Political Economy of East Asia within the School of Government and International Affairs.

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Assistant Professors at Durham

Assistant Professors on the Education and Research track are encouraged to focus on research and teaching but also to engage in wider citizenship to enhance their own development, support their department and wider discipline, and contribute to the wider student experience.

Academic colleagues are supported to publish high-quality research in their area of interest with a focus on quality in high-impact outputs including monographs, essays in edited volumes, and book chapters, rather than quantity. We will fully support your research needs including practical help such as resources to attend conferences and to fund research activities, as well as a generous research leave policy and a designated mentor.

Durham University is also committed to ensuring excellent teaching quality, stimulating learning environments, and innovative curricula for all of our students. You will be supported to develop your teaching expertise and to develop innovative teaching.

We are confident that our recruitment process allows us to attract and select the best international talent to Durham. We, therefore, offer a reduced probation period of 1 year for our Assistant Professors and thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance, your position will be confirmed as permanent.

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