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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Politics (Royal Holloway University of London)

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Politics (Royal Holloway University of London)

April 1, 2016

Applications are invited for the post of Reader in Politics/Senior Lecturer in Politics/Lecturer in Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations.

The Department of Politics and International Relations is a dynamic, outward-looking and friendly department, ranked in the top 10 UK Politics departments for ‘research intensity’ (Time Higher Education, 2015).

We welcome candidates whose research includes a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches, including candidates able to teach and research using advanced quantitative methods. The department has particular interest in developing research and teaching in the following areas: American Politics; Comparative Politics; Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; Gender Politics; Political Communication; Political Economy; Political Theory; and Public Policy.

Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as offer specialist option courses in their particular fields. They will have an established record of research excellence and research grant success, or demonstrable potential for such excellence.

Candidates should be Educated to PhD level (or equivalent), completed or near to completion, in a relevant field.
This is a full time and permanent post, available from 1st September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. This post is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

Please note that we are currently advertising at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader level, but only one post is available. A decision will be taken on what level to appoint at following the interviews and in regard to the level of experience and track record in research and teaching.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Alister Miskimmon, Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations on Alister.Miskimmon@rhul.ac.uk or +44 (0)1784 443961.

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 0216-064. (Lecturer)/0216-065 (Senior Lecturer/Reader)
Closing Date:  Midnight, 1st April 2016.
Interview Date: Week commencing 25th April 2016.
The College is committed to equality and diversity, and encourages applications from all sections of the community.
We particularly welcome female applicants, as they are under-represented at this level in the Department of Politics and International Relations within Royal Holloway, University of London.


Royal Holloway, University of London


Royal Holloway, University of London
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Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX United Kingdom
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