University Lectureship in International Relations

University of Cambridge Department of Politics and International Studies

United Kingdom

The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint a permanent University Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) in International Relations (any sub-field) from 1st September 2021. The salary range is £41,526-£52,559.

The successful candidates will have a record of world-class research and publications commensurate with the international reputation of the University of Cambridge. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development, delivery, supervision and assessment of courses in International Relations at the postgraduate and undergraduate levels in providing at least 40 hours of lectures and seminars annually plus individual supervisions. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the self-governance of the Department.

Candidates will need to show evidence of the following qualifications, skills and experience:

  • Doctorate in a relevant subject area (or clear evidence that completion of such a doctorate is imminent);
  • Evidence of ability to engage in internationally recognised high-level research in International Relations, with publications in the leading outlets in the field;
  • Evidence of ability to teach broadly across International Relations;
  • Ability to play an effective and collegial role in the life and work of the Department.

Further information about the Department can be found at

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates. The closing date for this post is 1 January 2021.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in the Department.

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Enquiries can be made to the chair of the committee Prof. Jason Sharman (

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled after the application close date. Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Ms Louisa Bailey (

Please quote reference UE24379 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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