Position in Comparative Political Theory

Reader / Professor in Comparative Politics or Political Theory

SOAS, University of London -Department of Politics and International Studies

Reader: £48,075-£55,367 p.a inclusive of London Allowance
Professor: £55,807-£75,271 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance

Vacancy no. 000493

The Department of Politics and International Studies seeks to make a senior appointment in Comparative Politics or Political Theory.

For the Political Theory appointment, the Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Comparative Political Thought and Political Philosophy who can take forward additional programme development in these areas.

For a Comparative Politics appointment, the Department seeks expertise in Southeast Asia, although other areas of regional expertise will also be considered (e.g. Turkey, Japan, West Africa, the Maghreb and other relevant specialisations in Asia, Africa or the Middle East).

You will expected to have an outstanding track record of producing research of international quality, as well as extensive experience of teaching courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You will also be responsible for supervising postgraduate and research students, and be expected to take a prominent role in future programme development, and to enhance the Department’s research culture and environment. Additionally, you will  contribute to the Department’s public profile and engagement activities.

Prospective applicants seeking further information may contact the Head of Department of Politics and International Studies, Dr Fiona Adamson (fa33@soas.ac.uk), website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/politics/.

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description/further information, please visit www.soas.ac.uk/jobs.

Closing date: 15 March 2013
Interviews are scheduled for week commencing:  22 April 2013

SOAS values diversity and aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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