Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professorial in International Relations

University of Glassgow
February 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£57,696 - £64,914
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Senior Lecturer/Reader/Professorial in International Relations

Job Purpose

The postholder will conduct research in International Relations as well as deliver teaching in the Politics and International Relations subject areas in the School of Social and Political Sciences. We welcome applicants with expertise in any area of International Relations.

This could include, but need not be limited to, a focus on critical IR, security, crises, inequalities and/or international organisations. We particularly encourage candidates to apply with research interests that are currently underrepresented in Politics and International Relations, including, for example, in terms of geographical (e.g., Global South, emerging economies) or actor focus (e.g., non-Western International Organisations).​

We encourage applicants with social scientific expertise and an established international reputation in International Relations. The postholder will play a leading role in developing capacity and securing major grant income, supporting colleagues, building networks and delivering positive social change through impact on policy and practice.

The successful candidate will also contribute the delivery and development of taught provision in their area of expertise, where we prioritise transforming student's understanding and engagement of complex social and political problems and giving them the tools to make a positive difference to society.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Lead, develop and maintain a coherent research programme in the Politics and International Relations subject area and, as appropriate, lead or contribute to external research funding applications of international standard, participating actively in the development of School and College research strategy.

2. Maintain a track record of publications of international quality in leading peer reviewed journals or with a scholarly press to enhance the international profile of the Politics and International Relations subject area.

3. Play a leading role in the planning, organisation, development and delivery of the curriculum within Politics and International Relations, including developing research-led courses and new teaching materials and methodologies and adopting inclusive learning approaches which recognise the needs of a diverse student cohort.

4. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

5. Supervise individual student projects at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to ensure their effective development and assisting with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems, including actively engaging with potential research students of high calibre intending to undertake postgraduate and doctoral research, building effective working relationships and supervising to completion.

6. Maintain an external profile by attending and participating in appropriate research seminars/conferences within the subject area, including developing an external role in national and international societies, peer review or editorial process, and/or equivalent organisations and roles.

7. Lead the development and maintenance of the subject area's reputation with key stakeholders including developing links with relevant national and international organisations with a view to enhancing research and teaching, and knowledge exchange.

8. Take on a substantial administrative or management role within the subject area or School as assigned by the Head of School/subject.

9. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate

10. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School

11. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan Strategy 2025: World Changers Together



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with an extensive and established reputation in research and significant teaching experience within the discipline/subject area.

A2 Membership of a relevant professional body.

For appointment at Grade 10 (Professorial), in addition to the above:

A3 An established and internationally-recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange in subject specialism.

A4 .A thorough understanding of, and track record in, contributing to broader academic leadership and management at School/RI/Service/College level.

A5 .Engagement with the current and future priorities of University/College/Service strategies, aims and ambitions.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential :

C1 An established and internationally recognised reputation for high-quality research and knowledge exchange International Relations.

C2 A substantial track record of publications (national and international) compatible with

enhancing the School's submission to the REF.

C3 Established track record of successfully securing funding for research projects, and project

managing as appropriate for the subject specialism.

C4 Significant experience of research and academic leadership.

C5 Engagement with the current and future priorities of the School and College strategies, aims and ambitions.

C6 Proven ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.

C7 Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.

For appointment at Grade 10 (Professorial), in addition to the above:

C8 An extensive track record of publications (national and international) compatible with enhancing the School's submission to the REF.

C9 An extensive track record of significant research income generation from a range of sources including large-scale interdisciplinary programmes of research, non-academic, multi-institutional and international partnerships.

C10 A commitment to and track record of academic leadership and management, including a proven commitment to leading a research group and supporting the career development of colleagues, and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.


D1 Record of fostering inclusion, equality and diversity within a University community, the curriculum, or the discipline appropriate to career stage.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to the Head of Politics and International Relations, Professor Mo Hume: [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary Grade 9, £57,696 - £64,914 per annum / Salary will be within the Grade 10 (Professorial) range and subject to negotiation.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

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