The Department of Politics & International Relations has a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, with strengths in international relations, political theory and political economy. It has 22 permanent academic members of staff, a number of Associate Lecturers, as well as a current administrative team of 5. It currently has close to 560 BA students, 70 MA students and 13 MPhil/PhDs. Politics & International Relations hosts two Research Centres – the Political Economy Research Centre, and the Centre for Postcolonial Studies – as well as a research unit in Contemporary Political Theory. It scores highly in teaching quality ratings – 22 out of 24 in the latest government assessments. We are currently ranked 23 in the UK for Research Intensity (REF 2014).
Under the guidance of the Director of Research and Heads of Research Centres, you will work with Research Staff in the Department to provide administrative support for funded research projects, assist in the preparation of research bids and impact case studies. You will also provide support for the Department’s Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission and assist with building the Department’s portfolio of impact case studies. You will assist with the organisation and running of academic events and oversee the administration and processing of the Department’s finances related to Research grants and allowance.
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