Assistant/Associate Professor in the Politics of Climate Change

University of Warwick

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Assistant/Associate Professor in the Politics of Climate Change


University of Warwick

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Assistant/Associate Professor in the Politics of Climate Change (109264-0624)LocationUniversity of Warwick Campus, CoventryDepartmentPolitics & International StudiesPosition TypeFull Time, PermanentSalary£45,585 – £54,395 / £56,021 – £64,914 per annumAbout the RoleFor informal enquiries, please contact Dr Caroline Kuzemko at [email protected] or Professor Juanita Elias at [email protected].Applications are invited for an indefinite Assistant/Associate Professorship in the Politics of Climate Change in the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) at the University of Warwick to start in September 2024. The appointment will either be made at FA7 or FA8 of the University of Warwick salary scale; this will be based on experience and the candidate’s ability to meet the appropriate person specification. Candidates are asked to specify the level they wish to be considered for.PAIS is expanding its teaching and research excellence in the area of climate change. This builds upon significant expertise. This post will play a critical role in the continued expansion of our activity in this area, especially in the politics of climate change. We are looking for an exceptional researcher and teacher who can complement our existing teaching and research strengths by adding a new area of expertise, such as one of the following: the politics of global climate governance; international relations and climate change; the politics of climate change, energy transitions or adaptation in the Global South; the politics of sustainable transformations in agriculture, transport, buildings or industry; ecofeminist and/or gendered approaches to the study of environmental politics. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with a research focus on states and regions of the Global South.The successful candidate will join our Environmental Politics cluster, which includes experts on: ethics, justice and democracy; environmental and climate security; the Anthropocene; mitigation, adaptation and loss and damage; the party politics of climate change; the politics and international political economy of sustainable energy transformations; and environmental politics. Our scholars approach these issues from a range of perspectives – including political theory, political science, political sociology, public policy, and international political economy perspectives. We are a methodologically pluralist department and welcome all different approaches to the study of climate change politics.About YouThe successful candidate will have an international reputation [or for an Assistant Prof appointment, be building an international reputation] and will deliver world-leading research publications in distinguished journals and presses. You will be expected to develop high-quality bids for external research funding and demonstrate a commitment to achieving non-academic impact.In addition, the post-holder will be expected to design and teach undergraduate and postgraduate modules, including the core module in our MA in the Politics of Climate Change, ‘9 Ideas in Climate Politics’. You will also have the opportunity to help shape our curriculum on climate change politics going forward. Additionally, you will support the supervision of dissertations at UG and PGT levels.You will have a track record of and/or lived experience of addressing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion issues in the workplace, as well as a commitment to decolonising the curriculum and teaching practices. An active commitment to anti-racist and/or alternative critical pedagogies is highly desirable.For further information regarding the skills required for this role please see the personal specification section of the attached job description.About the DepartmentPAIS is one of the UK’s leading Politics and International Studies departments: in the 2023 The Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide PAIS ranked 2nd of the 80 UK Politics Departments; in REF2021 and REF2014 we were awarded 100% 4* for research environment; and since 2016 PAIS has ranked as number 1 or 2 for ‘overall satisfaction’ in Russell Group for Politics in the National Student Survey (NSS).Our organisational aim is to be a diverse and inclusive community of students, academic and professional services colleagues that is geared towards embedding the values of dignity, equality, freedom, and justice in our practices, including widening opportunity for both students and staff. The Department’s core intellectual aim is to sustain a rich and welcoming environment as a methodologically and theoretically pluralist department with a broad and inclusive understanding of what it means to undertake research and teaching in Politics and International Studies. Our research, teaching, engagement and impact activities focus on the interactions between individuals and the governance structures that shape their experiences of the world, locally, nationally, regionally and globally. Collectively, we research and learn about political, ideological, economic, social and cultural structures that often prevent individuals’ lives from being the best they could be, the struggles through which everyday life is reproduced, the resistance that forms to the working out of institutional logics, and the visions of the future that follow from asking how things might be different.At Undergraduate level we offer single-honours degrees in Politics and Politics and International Studies; we administer several joint degrees (Politics and Sociology, Politics and French/German/Hispanic Studies/Italian, PAIS with Chinese); and we are involved in the teaching of several more (EconPAIS, History and Politics, PPE, PAIS and GSD, and PPL). Alongside this we run 10 MA degree courses and a suite of double-degrees with 7 partner institutions as well as an active PhD programme.PAIS values diversity, aims to challenge discrimination, and promotes equality. We are committed to strengthening our equality, diversity and inclusion agenda in relation to our community (students and staff), our research and teaching practices, and our curricula. Applications are particularly encouraged from groups that are presently under-represented in PAIS, including individuals who identify as Black, Asian and other under-represented ethnicities, women, those who are disabled, those who identify as LGBTQUA+ people, and those from economically disadvantaged backgrounds. We are committed to supporting all our staff in their work in PAIS.To find out more about the department please visit our website:To find out more about Warwick and the University’s strategy please visit:About the UniversityBorn in the 60s with a mindset of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading research-intensive university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re one of the world’s top universities, ranked 67th in the world and 10th in the UK*, with 92% of our research assessed to be ‘world leading or internationally excellent’**.You’ll be joining a diverse, innovative and globally connected community committed to igniting real world progress. Here at Warwick, we offer you opportunities to follow your ambitions as long as you bring the energy and determination to succeed.*QS World University Rankings 2024** Research Excellence Framework 2021To find out more about us visit ourHow to ApplyCLOSING DATE: Friday 28th June 2024 at 11.55pmTo apply, please click ‘Apply’ below and submit an application form by the closing date. Please plan for any potential delays as you will not be able to submit an application past this deadline (even if you opened the form at, say, 11.30pm).Please attach a CV and cover letter.Your CV should include your most recent employment experience, any other relevant experience, and education history.Your cover letter must detail how you meet each of the essential criteria found in the Job Description document below (desirable criteria too, where possible).Please see for guidance on writing a cover letter. We highly recommend using individual criteria as headers and giving examples below, though you are free to format the letter as you wish.To streamline our hiring processes, we can only accept applications via our official website, Date: TBCStart Date: TBCWhat we OfferWe will provide you with a great range of benefits, which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus Christmas closure, excellent learning and development opportunities, and savings on a wide range of products and services. We offer a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities.We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance and offer you access to flexible working, for more information click .We are proud to say that we are a .If you are considering relocating to the UK, read our to find out more about what Warwick has to offer and what might be involved in the process.Our Commitment to InclusionWarwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive working and learning environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full potential. We aspire to remove economic, social, and cultural barriers that may otherwise prevent people from succeeding.We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit our webpages .The University currently holds a , and a . The University of Warwick is also one of the six founder institutions of the .Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)The University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against anyone who makes a Disclosure relating to a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.Job Description

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