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

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy & Politics at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in International Relations.

The successful candidate will deliver teaching on our International Relations programme, including the undergraduate modules World Politics, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Security and Terrorism. A contribution to relevant postgraduate pathways is also expected, including our MA in Violence, Terrorism and Security, the MA in International Relations, and the MA in Global Security and Borders.

The successful candidate will have a track record of high-quality research and teaching to contribute to the research culture within the School. They will contribute to the delivery of the School’s undergraduate and Masters programmes in International Relations.

We welcome applications from candidates researching International Relations and Security.

This position is available for three years.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant degree with a PhD completed in International Relations or relevant subject
  • Advanced delivery of 3*-4* outputs for REF2021 research assessment exercise.
  • Evidence of research publications in the field of International Relations of international standard in highly rated peer reviewed journals and/or a monograph with a quality academic publisher.
  • A strategic research plan in line with the academic standards for the grade
  • Demonstrate the ability to obtain external research income from prestigious research funding bodies.
  • Contribution to curriculum development, including module convening, appropriate to career stage
  • Ability to teach and assess Undergraduate courses similar to World Politics and International Relations; and postgraduate courses similar to Theories and Issues in International Relations, as well as other courses in International Relations and related fields at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, appropriate to stage of career
  • Demonstrated capacity to deliver effective teaching (e.g., good module evaluations);
  • Evidence of developing innovative teaching and assessment methods
  • Evidence of positive engagement with students
  • Demonstrate capacity to fulfil the School’s academic standards in the area of teaching according to grade

Further information about the School can be found at 

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mike Bourne, Director of Graduate Studies, email:

Anticipated interview date: Friday 22 February 2019

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

Closing date: Monday 21 January 2019

For full criteria and to apply online, visit You must clearly demonstrate how you are meeting the criteria on your application. 

For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, 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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