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Queen¨s University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student-centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some ♀300m. As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits.

The school of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics is currently seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Education) in International Relations. The School of HAPP is one of the largest and most diverse School¨s at the University, exploring culture and society from the origins of humanity and ancient history to modern day politics. We are home to a number of research centres which bring together clusters of research conducted by academics in the school and beyond. Politics at Queen¨s assembles one of the largest and most diverse group of scholars in the UK covering almost all areas of politics and international relations.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:

Have a PHD or equivalent in International Relations or Political Science.

Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, including undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, project supervision, assessment and feedback experience.

Ability to teach across International Relations, including both security and terrorism.

A track record of leadership, demonstrated as evidence of leadership of, or significant contribution to major initiatives that significantly improved education, research or administrative processes.

Although this is a teaching focussed role, the School will endeavour to support your research plans and embed you in the research culture of the School.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.

Queen¨s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from [insert categories of staff currently under-represented following SOC Code query with Diversity and Inclusion Unit] also currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: and/or further information and details on the University¨s Staff Networks please click here.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Shane Brighton,

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