Job offer in Ireland Lecturer (Education) in International Relations at Queen’s University Belfast

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking Lecturer in International Relations (Equivalent of Assistant Professor Fixed term for 10 Months) available from 1st September 2019.

The successful candidate will contribute to the development of our undergraduate and Masters programmes in International Relations and play a full role in the research culture of the School.

We welcome applications from candidates with research interests in any area of International Relations, which will broaden our coverage in new areas, or strengthen our existing research specialisms. Candidates will contribute to teaching and research in areas which map on to our expanding graduate programmes, including our MA in International Relations, our MA in Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, our MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security and our MA in Global Security and Borders. The successful candidate will also contribute to our undergraduate teaching, support our student learning environment, and contribute to our research culture in the School.

We wish to attract new colleagues who will contribute to our vibrant research culture. In addition to our research focused on International Relations, we have a strong tradition of interdisciplinary work within the School and across the university with our existing links with such areas as Geography, Law and Sociology. Many of our International Relations team are also fellows of the Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security And Justice.

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, and we are recognised with two bronze awards (

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant degree with a PhD completed in International Relations
  • Ability to teach and assess Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses.
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver effective teaching (e.g., good module evaluations)
  • Evidence of positive engagement with students
  • Evidence of contribution to key administrative committees
  • Ability to advance the research and teaching goals of the School.
  • Ability to strengthen the School’s national and international research networks
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to students, academic colleagues and to professional bodies and managers

Further information on the School of HAPP, including profiles of our research staff and details of our degree programmes, is available on our website

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Elodie Fabre, email: or  Dr Andrew Thomson, email:

Anticipated interview date: Thursday 20 June 2019

Salary scale: £36,261 – £50,132 per annum (potential to progress to £53,175 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution

Closing date: Monday 27 May 2019

For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria on your application form. For further information or assistance contact The Resourcing Team, People and Culture, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability. 

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but in particular circumstances may be renewed or made permanent subject to availability of funding.


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