University Lectureships x2 in International Relations
University of Cambridge, Department of Politics and International Studies
United Kingdom

University Lectureships x2 in International Relations


The Department of Politics and International Studies is seeking to appoint two permanent University Lecturers (Assistant Professors) in International Relations from 1st September 2020.


The successful candidates will have, or be expected to develop, a record of world-class research and publications commensurate with the international reputation and top-rank research rating of the University of Cambridge. Teaching responsibilities will include contributing to the development, delivery and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on International Relations, with some preference for International Security and/or US Foreign Policy in at least one of the posts.


Candidates should demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute to the self-governance and administration of the Department. The successful candidates will be expected to supervise in one or more papers in the Human, Social, and Political Sciences degree.


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 and participation in scholarly activity commensurate with stage of career;
  • Evidence of ability to teach International Relations, with a preference for International Security and/or US Foreign Policy in at least one of the posts;
  • Ability to play an effective and collegial role in the life and work of the Department.

Further information about the Department and Faculty can be found at and


Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.


The closing date for applications to this post is 31 January 2020.


Interviews for shortlisted applicants will be scheduled shortly after the application close date.


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


Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.


Informal enquiries about the Lectureship may be addressed to Professor Jason Sharman ( Enquiries about applications should be addressed to Miss Louisa Bailey (


Please quote reference UE21445 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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