Lecturer in International Politics of Africa – AC3507MR University of St Andrews/School of International Relations

Vacancy Description

Please quote ref: AC3507MR
Closing Date: 31 October 2021
Further Particulars: AC3507MR FPs.doc
School of International Relations
Salary: £41,526 – £51,034 per annum
Start: As soon as possible
The School of International Relations is hiring a full-time lecturer in the International Politics of Africa. We seek a candidate with expertise on African Politics (specifically focused on sub-Saharan African contexts) with an exciting and robust research agenda tacking questions of global and regional importance. The School is open to candidates from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. An ideal candidate will have a PhD in International Relations or an appropriate cognate field and have a proven track record in publishing and teaching within their chosen approach. The ability to contribute to at least one of our postgraduate taught programs would be beneficial (https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/international-relations/prospective/pgt/).
The School of International Relations is world renowned in multiple areas, including political violence, global governance, peace and conflict studies, global civil society, international theory, and area studies in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The School holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is committed to creating a diverse, supportive, and inclusive working and teaching environment. We promote a work-life balance, support carers through various initiatives, and aim to attract and retain staff from multiple backgrounds.
Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in academic posts at the University.
The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through accreditation (Athena SWAN; Carer Positive; Stonewall, LGBT and Race Charters), as listed on: http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.
Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Tony Lang at al51@st-andrews.ac.uk.


Tue, August 17, 2021

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST

Link to register

The African Youth Security Network is having another discussion and this time on the Sahel region and its conflicts. Speakers include:

Murtala Abdullahi is a Nigerian reporter and researcher with HumAngle Media. He writes on climate and human security in Nigeria and Lake Chad. He is also the founder of Goro Initiative, a non-profit for promoting understanding of climate, peace, and security in Nigeria.

Sabrina holda Adongo is a Ugandan and a Masters’s student at Masaryk University studying Conflict and Democracy studies. She also holds a degree in International Relations. Her main areas of focus include the conflict in Central Africa, the Sahel region, refugee welfare, conflict resolution, and humanitarianism.

Thierry K’pele is a Togolese national and an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) expert. He is also an armed conflict analyst, a trainer of the International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS), and the chairperson of the OJAP Commission.