School of Social Sciences

The School of Social Sciences is composed of four subject areas: Geography and Environment, Politics and International Studies, Communication and Media and Social and Policy Studies.

The School is home to over 100 lecturers and researchers supported by 40 members of support staff, with outstanding gender and career representation and we offer 22 undergraduate and seven postgraduate degree courses.

We are an ambitious and growing School and are proud to be ranked 1st in the UK for Media and Film Studies / Communication and Media Studies in both the Guardian University Guide 2018 and Times Good University Guide 2018. We host the University Language Centre, and have over 100 research postgraduates in the School.

Our research and teaching span the human and physical environmental sciences, and we address questions at the interface of society and environment from local to global scales.

In both our teaching and our research, we work within and across subject and disciplinary groupings. From strong disciplinary foundations, we seek to develop inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives, so as to shape questions and solutions which are relevant to communities, stakeholders, policymakers and academics alike.

Professor and Lecturers

We are looking for candidates at Professor and Lecturer level to join the School of Social Sciences, particularly in the area of Politics and International Studies.

Politics and International Studies at Loughborough

Politics and International Studies (POLIS) at Loughborough University is a world-leading centre for research and study into many areas of modern politics, international relations and history.

We are a flourishing scholarly community working together to tackle the big questions about how we order our political lives, how politics within and between states is conducted, and how the events in modern history have shaped the contemporary world. Ranked 5th in the UK for Politics in the Guardian University Guide 2019, our courses focus on political, economic, social and cultural transformations in Britain, Europe and the wider world.

Our academics are engaged in research across the fields of political science, political theory, public policy, international relations, and modern history. Our aim is to stimulate innovative research that has the potential to transform academic and public debates. As a multidisciplinary subject area, most of our research falls between the humanities and the political and social sciences. All POLIS staff are research-active.

We produce a substantial body of  work in the history of ideas, security and conflict, radical movements and activism, in gender politics, international history, international politics, government and governance, art and politics, religion and politics, and in media studies, history and the digital humanities. Our most recent innovation is the Centre for Security Studies, which marks renewed interest in security, conflict and international governance, including environmental issues.

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Follow the links below to apply for Professor and Lecturer roles in the School of Social Sciences.