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Lecturer in Political Communication

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location:  Egham
Salary:  £45,548 to £53,939 per annum - including London Allowance
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 11 December 2022
Reference:  1122-514

Full-time, Permanent

The Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at Royal Holloway seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Political Communication. The successful applicant would be expected to start in September 2023.

About the Department. The Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy is part of the School of Law and Social Sciences. The Department of Politics, International Relations, and Philosophy is a research-intensive unit ranked second in the country by the Times Higher Education following the publication of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results. The Department provides a full range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes to a student body that is majority Black and Global Majority. We carry out research across different sub-disciplines, but we place special emphasis on our research centres and clusters: the New Political Communication Unit, the Contemporary Political Theory Research Group, the Centre for International Security, the Democracy and Elections Centre, the Centre for Islamic and West Asian Studies, the Global Politics and Development Centre, and the (college-wide) Gender Institute.

About the role. The successful candidate will convene and deliver modules on our undergraduate programmes and postgraduate taught programmes, and participate in postgraduate research supervision. They will do so with attention to the intellectual cutting-edge of the discipline, and our diverse students’ interests and needs. The successful candidate will be a specialist in political communication, broadly interpreted, including work traditionally in Politics and/or International Relations, and/or multi-disciplinary work concerning collaborations between Politics and/or International Relations and other disciplines. Relevant disciplinary backgrounds which may be of interest include cultural studies, gender studies, science and technology studies, area studies, environmental studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the New Political Communication Unit as well as at least one other research cluster in the Department, have an active research agenda, engage in seeking research funding, and invest in the Department’s administration and external engagement. 

About the characteristics we value. Alongside research and teaching, we are looking for individuals who are collegial and value collaborative working. 

This is a full-time permanent post. This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Laura Sjoberg, Head of Department of Politics, International Relations, and Philosophy, laura.sjoberg@rhul.ac.uk

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk. The Human Resources Department can be contacted with queries by email at: recruitment@rhul.ac.uk.

Please quote the reference: 1122-514

Closing Date: 23:59, 11 December 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Further details:    Job Description     Person Specification    
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This position is not eligible for hybrid working.

Royal Holloway is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and encourages applications from all people regardless of age, disability, gender, marital status, parental status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or trans status or history. More information on our structures and initiatives around EDI, including information on staff diversity networks, can be found on our Equality and Diversity Intranet page.


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