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[ecrea] Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Political Theory at University of Essex
Mon Jan 29 09:58:41 GMT 2018
Essex is advertising a political theory post (see link below - apologies
for templated ‘HR speak’). Please do forward to anyone you think may be
interested, whether mid-career or early career, including any
post-doctoral scholars or doctoral students you know, just finished or
about to finish. It is an open call spanning all subfields of political
theory, but we are especially keen to find strong candidates in critical
political theory, broadly conceived (ideally with some working
relationship to ideology and discourse analysis themes and/or empirical
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Political Theory
University of Essex - Department of Government
Salary: £39,993 to £56,951 per annum (see advert text for details)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 5th January 2018
Closes: 4th March 2018
Job Ref: REQ01103
Department of Government
The Department of Government at Essex are world leaders in Political
Science, ranked top in the UK for research excellence (REF2014), among
the top 10 Universities for Politics in the UK (The Times Good
University Guide 2017), top 10 in the world for Political Science and
International Relations according to the Centre for World University
Rankings (2017), among the top 50 departments on the planet according to
the QS World University Rankings. With 96% student satisfaction (NSS
2016) and having been awarded Q-Step Affiliate Status, we are committed
to excellence in education and research.
The Department of Government is seeking to appoint an academic at the
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level in Political Theory with
demonstrable excellence in research and teaching. An ability to connect
with existing areas of strength in the Department is also an advantage.
The Role and Duties
The post holder is expected to conduct research and teaching in
Political Theory at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. They will
also (co-)supervise undergraduate projects, MA, and PhD dissertations,
and assess students through coursework and examination as well as
contribute to the successful administration and management of the
In addition, at the level of Senior Lecturer, the post holder is
expected to provide research support and leadership to junior colleagues
in the group, take on senior administrative and management roles in the
Department and be publishing high-quality research in top-ranked
international peer-reviewed journals.
In addition to the above, at the level of Reader, the post holder is
expected to be able to demonstrate a significant research portfolio to
include a well-established track record of high quality (3* and 4*
level) publications in leading refereed journals, research funding from
a variety of sources and capability for dissemination to different
audiences for research.
Qualifications and Skills
The successful candidate will have obtained a PhD in Political Science
or an allied field by the time the appointment begins.
They should have academic expertise in the area of Political Theory;
evidence of a sophisticated research agenda in Political Science;
demonstrable potential of excellence in both research and teaching; and
evidence of a clear publication plan for submission to future Research
Excellence Framework (REF) programmes. The potential to generate
external funding is also essential for this post.
In addition, at the level of Senior Lecturer or Reader, they will have
experience of PhD supervision; a proven track record of raising research
funds and managing research projects; and proven experience in managing
academic programmes. Demonstrable ability to support the teaching and
learning experience of all academic colleagues in a higher education
environment is also essential for this post.
We particularly welcome applications from those who identify as female
or non-binary as they are under-represented in the Department.
Salary Guide: £39,993 - £47,722 per annum (Lecturer), £50,618 - £56,951
per annum (Senior Lecturer/Reader)
Please use the ‘Apply’ button below to read further information about
this role including the full job description and person specification
which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience
needed for this role. You will also find details of how to make your
Our website http://www.essex.ac.uk contains more information about the
University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information
in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874588 / 873521.
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