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Assistant Professor in Political Theory (SGIA_03)

Employer
Durham University
Location
Durham, United Kingdom
Salary
£45,585 - £54,395 per annum

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The School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Assistant Professor in Political Theory.


Applications are welcome from all fields of political theory. However, we are especially eager to hear from candidates who have expertise in the history of political thought who bring their historical research to bear on current debates in political philosophy, including, but not limited to, theories of justice and equality; conceptions of liberty; political ideologies; political obligation; political theory and work; decolonization; and the ethics of conflict, resistance, and political protest. Candidates' research may be within any tradition. Among other things, the successful candidate will teach the history of political thought, so a proven ability to do so will be an advantage.


The successful candidate will join colleagues in the Centre for Political Thought, which provides a stimulating and supportive environment for developing and refining research projects and outputs, networking with colleagues within and beyond Durham and providing pump-priming financial support for research. We seek applicants whose work complements the interests of colleagues in the Centre for Political Thought, and who will make an active contribution to political theory at Durham by engaging with the numerous activities of the centre and perhaps starting initiatives of their own.


This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing you unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution. Among other EDI initiatives, the department is currently in the process of diversifying its curriculum and this is a project we would be keen for the post-holder to contribute to.


The successful candidate will get involved in the development of our research community in political theory, including its connections with other Durham departments and other institutions, and innovative educational practice to enhance the learning experience of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including PhD candidates. Among other EDI initiatives, the department is currently in the process of diversifying its curriculum and this is a project we would be keen for the post-holder to contribute to.


The successful candidate will benefit from individual research support funding, access to SGIA and University-wide research funding, and be entitled to apply for sabbatical leave on the basis of one term of leave in each seven terms of service. SGIA and Durham University provides high-quality administrative support to assist with applications for research funding, to facilitate research-based engagement and impact work with non-academic communities, and to enable the introduction and dissemination of new educational practice. SGIA attracts some of the most highly qualified undergraduates in the UK to its exciting undergraduate degree programmes. The postgraduate student community is large, at over 200 taught and research students, and highly international.


For more information, please visit our Department pages at www.dur.ac.uk/sgia/


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