Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Public PolicyUniversity of Exeter - College of Social Sciences and International Studies

24/02/2020 Isabelle Engeli


Politics at Exeter is a large, diverse, collegial, and pluralistic department, with sixty permanent faculty members across two campuses (in Devon and Cornwall). The areas in which we specialise include international relations, public policy, political theory, comparative politics, political behaviour and quantitative and qualitative research methods. The last two national research assessment exercises (REF2014 and RAE2008) have placed us firmly in the top ten UK departments. We offer a diverse and globalised teaching curriculum at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Over half of our staff members are non-UK and we warmly welcome applications from international candidates, as well as those from women, ethnic minorities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and applicants with disabilities.


The role

The post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Public Policy will contribute to extending the research profile of Politics at Exeter. We are particularly, but not exclusively, interested in candidates who specialise in the areas of transnational administrations and global policy; public administration and management; British public policy; gender, intersectionality and sexuality; and/or policy evaluation and analysis. While we have strengths in European public policy, we also would welcome applicants with expertise that would extend our global coverage.


About you

For a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer post you will have:

- A PhD or equivalent in Politics (or nearing completion for lecturer) and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in a relevant active field of research;
- A strong record in attracting funding for research, or potential to attract funding;
- An active approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research;
- Enthusiasm for delivering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes;
- Strong connections and with business and community partners;
- Involvement in projects which might develop impact.


What we can offer you

- Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
- Membership one of the largest public policy research teams in the United Kingdom;
- Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly;
- An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development;
- Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career;
- A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy;
- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.


With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries, we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce. 


Location: Exeter
Salary: Lecturer level will be from £35,845 up to £46,718, Senior Lecturer level £44,045 to £59,135
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent


Deadline: 25th March 2020


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