Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics (Quantitative methods)

EmployerUniversity of Bath
Published10 October 2017
WorkplaceBath, South West England, UK


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Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Politics (Quantitative methods)

Politics, Languages & International Studies

Salary: Competative Package

Placed On: Tuesday 10 October 2017

Closing Date: Thursday 09 November 2017

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: DT5307

The Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies (PoLIS) has recently undertaken a major recruitment drive and now seeks to appoint a Professor or Reader/Senior Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) to enhance further our research and teaching provision. The successful candidate will contribute to one or more of the department’s areas of research expertise in Comparative Voting, Elections and Parties; Gender politics; and Political Contestation. He or she will be proficient in using and teaching quantitative research methods, understood in terms of the ESRC’s Advanced Quantitative Methods framework.

The successful candidate will have a track-record of independent and impactful research of international standing and relevance, evidenced with a substantial record of publications in top rated national and international journals, a strong track record of grant capture, and successful supervision of research staff and students. Suggested submissions for the next REF in terms of output, should be indicated in the application, along with a brief statement, which highlights the applicant’s significance in their chosen field.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic Department and University. PoLIS aims to be at the forefront of research in our core areas of Governance and Resistance, Conflict and Security and Memory and Identity. As well as producing high-quality academic work, our aim is to produce non-academic impact through media and stakeholder engagement. Excellence in teaching is central to the University strategy and the department offers some of the university’s most prestigious degree programmes, including undergraduate degrees in Politics and International Relations and Modern Languages and European Studies, as well as postgraduate programmes in International Relations, European Studies and Public Policy (Euromasters) and Translation and Interpreting.

In recent years, the University of Bath has seen rapid growth as it has secured its place as a leading university in the UK. Nationally, it ranked first in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Student Experience Survey in 2015, tenth in the Guardian’s 2017 University Guide, and eleventh in the 2017 Complete University Guide. Internationally, the 2016 Leiden Ranking found that University of Bath scholars were in the top 10% most frequently cited, while the Times Higher Educational Supplement placed Bath among the ‘100 Most international’ world universities. The University of Bath is a member of the ESRC-funded South West Doctoral Training Partnership and the GW4 Alliance of Universities in the South West. The University of Bath is situated in the beautiful World Heritage City of Bath and is part of the GW4 group of leading Universities (with Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter). It is 15 minutes from Bristol by train and 90 minutes from London and Oxford.

Informal enquiries should be directed to the Head of Department, Dr. Nicholas Startin (n.j.startin [at] bath[.]ac[.]uk). Further details of the department can be found at ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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