Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics (Fixed-term)

University of Nottingham
Politics and International Relations
Closing Date
WorkplaceNottingham, East Midlands, UK


Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics (Fixed-term)

£36261 to £48677 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for a teaching only post in the fields of Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods within the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and over 8,000 staff and is described by The Times Good University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’. It is ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities by the QS World University Rankings.

A founding member of the Russell Group and placed in the top 100 universities worldwide, The University of Nottingham has consistently gained recognition for world-class research across a wide range of academic disciplines, and has a proud history of influencing social development on a global scale. Our commitment to research and discovery is further demonstrated by our two Nobel Prize winners. The School of Politics and International Relations provides a dynamic and research active setting. It is one of the largest and most diverse schools in the UK in respect to its coverage of the discipline.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to 12 hours per week at both undergraduate and postgraduate level delivering both lectures and seminar style teaching. The main responsibilities will be to contribute to existing modules in Comparative Politics and Quantitative Methods. The candidate will conduct assessments of student work at all levels; supervise undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations; provide pastoral support to students and contribute to administrative tasks in the School.

Candidates must have a completed PhD (or equivalent) in the field of Comparative Politics. The School seeks to appoint an individual with a track record of teaching excellence and experience teaching quantitative methods to undergraduate students.

This full-time post is available from 1 September 2019 to 31 July 2020.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Wyn Rees, Head of School, tel: 0115 8467510; email: wyn.rees [at] nottingham[.]ac[.]uk However, applications sent to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit; ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> pplyingfromoverseas/index2.aspx

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