Politics and International Relations


Post-doctoral Junior Research Fellow

Closes: 05/01/2015


Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 per annum (pro rata)

 The Department of Politics and International Relations is seeking to recruit a post-doctoral Junior Research Fellow to work with Professor Andrew Hurrell on the project 21st Century Concerts of Power. The project examines the history and theory of Great Power concerts and the potential for using the idea of a concert of powers as a framework for thinking about current power transitions and about global order in the 21st Century.

The work for the project, which ends on 30th June 2015, will involve assistance with the preparation and dissemination of the research already undertaken and work on follow-on grant applications growing out of the areas covered by the project.

This post is based on a fixed-term contract terms and is required over the course of five months, starting in January 2015.


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Head of Administration

Closes: 12/01/2015

Grade 9: £44,620 - £51,702 per annum

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the senior management team of a thriving department. Working closely with the Head of Department and other senior academic colleagues, you will play a key role in the Department’s strategic planning.

As Head of Administration, you will manage the administration and finance of all component parts of the Department and will lead an operational team responsible for all the non-academic and support functions including managing finance, personnel, research support, student administration, space, health and safety and general services.

You will have proven management and administrative skills, with substantial experience of financial management, business planning and project management. You will have significant experience of personnel management covering a diverse workforce. Experience of working in a higher education or related environment would be an advantage.

This is a fulltime, permanent post.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Rachel Meyrick in the Social Sciences Division ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; 01865 614852).

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Notes for Candidates

Established in 2000, the Department is one of the largest teaching and research units in its field in the United Kingdom with over 100 active research staff working around five principal areas: Government, Theory, International Relations, the Politics of Development and the application of quantitative methods in political and social science. The Department is located in the new Social Sciences building on Manor Road along with the Departments of Economics and Sociology, the Centres for Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies and the new Social Science Library.

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