Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

University of Nottingham Department of Politics and International Relations

United Kingdom

Assistant Professor in Politics and International Relations

Closing Date
Wednesday, 5th May 2021
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Politics and International Relations
£36914 to £49553 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Professor (Research and Teaching) within the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. 

 The successful candidate will have research expertise pertaining to one or more of the following areas:

  • Contemporary global challenges, such as the politics of identity (including race/racism, gender, or sexuality), bio or cyber security, environmental politics/climate change, political communication, social movements, populism, or authoritarianism.
  • Regional expertise that is currently underrepresented in the School, such as the USA, Latin America or Africa.

The University of Nottingham has long-standing reputation for transformative, world-class research. Our pioneering, multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches help to deliver research of global significance, and we welcome applications from candidates who are interested in developing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and contribute to high quality modules for undergraduates and postgraduates; conduct assessments of student work at all levels; provide pastoral care and to contribute to administrative tasks in the School. 

Evidence of a proven ability to produce academic research of internationally-recognised calibre and experience of teaching at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level is essential.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Politics/International Relations or related subject (candidates nearing completion may be considered).

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available on a permanent basis from 1 September 2021. 

The School of Politics and International Relations values equality, diversity and inclusion. As a holder of an Athena Swan Award, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our workforce and student body. We welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at University of Nottingham including but, not exclusive, to women, disabled and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Caitlin Milazzo, Head of School, email: 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, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information download our Support with Immigration Expenses document.

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