Assistant / Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Nottingham
United Kingdom

Assistant/Associate Professor in Political Science

Closing Date
Friday, 24th January 2020
Job Type
Research & Teaching
Politics and International Relations
£36914 to £62727 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Associate Professor minimum salary £52560 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Assistant/Associate Professor (Research and Teaching) in the field of Political Science 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’. 

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 would be expected to develop high quality modules for undergraduates and postgraduates; conduct assessments of student work at all levels; undertake research and publish in internationally recognised journals; to develop Impact work for the Research Excellence Framework; to seek grant income and to contribute to administrative tasks in the School. Appointments at the level of Associate Professor are expected to have an established research portfolio, evidence of grant income and a record of teaching excellence. 

Candidates must have a completed or be nearing completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in the field of Politics/Political Science. 

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. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

This full time post is available from 1 September 2020 and will be offered on a permanent contract. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to 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, visit;

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