Vacant Position: Assistant Professor in Political Science (Asian Politics)

Dublin, Ireland
Deadline: 5th Apr 2024

The Department of Political Science, School of Social Sciences and Philosophy is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Political Science and Asian Politics, to commence on 1st September 2024. This is a tenure-track position.

Job Title : Assistant Professor in Political Science (Asian Politics)
Pay Scale : Lecturer
Closing Date : 05-Apr-2024 12:00 GMT/Dublin time

The School wishes to make the appointment in the area of Asian politics. The successful candidate will study some aspect of Asian politics, with the specific subregion (East Asia, South Asia, etc.) being open. Applications are welcome from the subfields of either comparative politics or international relations. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding excellence in teaching and have experience in teaching as lead instructor for a variety of modules. The successful candidate should be able to teach and supervise undergraduate and masters-level dissertation topics in various areas of political science, as well as to contribute flexibly across the range of the Department’s teaching needs. The successful candidate will have an active research agenda/publication strategy in Asian politics as well as an approach to research that complements the Department of Political Science’s existing strengths in comparative and institutional analysis. An ability to teach courses in research methods and/or research design at both undergraduate and postgraduate/MSc level is highly desirable.

The normal teaching load for an Assistant Professor in the department would be four semester-length modules per year. A single semester-length module normally requires 22 hours of FTF teaching. Assistant professors are also expected to do a certain amount of postgraduate research supervision and to contribute to the administration of the programme and/or the department more generally.

Post status: Five Year Fixed Term, Tenure Track

Hours of Post: Hours of work for academic staff are those as prescribed under Public Service Agreements. For further information please follow:

Salary: Appointment will be made on the Lecturer Salary Scale (109BN) commensurate with qualifications / experience and in line with Public Sector Pay Policy (€39,469 –€95,441 per annum)

Application Information
Candidates must submit the following to

Full curriculum vitae to include the names and contact details of 3 referees.
Cover letter – 2 x A4 pages maximum.
Teaching statement (summarizing teaching experience and approach – 2xA4 pages maximum).
Materials in support of demonstrating teaching experience and excellence, such as student evaluations of modules taught, teaching awards, etc, where available.
List of publications (but no need to include the publications themselves).
Writing Sample
Research plan (summarizing research to be carried out in the next three years– 2xA4 pages maximum)

Please Note: Candidates who do not submit the requested information will not be considered for shortlisting. Application will only be accepted by applying online through the Trinity Jobs Portal.

Further Information:
Informal enquiries about this post should be made to Professor Peter Stone at
Application queries about this post, please email Frederique Roy-Boulet, Recruitment Partner at E: and include the Competition ID number in the subject heading.

At Trinity, we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion. Trinity welcomes applications from all individuals, including those applicants with disabilities, those who may have had non-traditional career paths, those who have taken time out for reasons including family or caring responsibilities. We also welcome international applicants including those whom have been displaced due to war. We are ranked 3rd in the world for gender equality (Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020) and we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award, recognising our work to advance gender equality. The University is actively pursuing a Silver level award, which it has committed to achieving by 2025. Trinity is committed to supporting the work-life balance and to creating a family-friendly working environment.

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