School of Social Sciences and Humanities

The School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough is a world leading cluster of Social Scientists and Humanities scholars.

The School is ranked 1st in the UK for Criminology and 3rd for Communications and Media; in the top 10 for English, Geography and Environmental Sciences, Sociology, and Social Policy; and in the top 20 for History and Politics; according to the Guardian, Times and Complete University Guide 2023 national subject rankings.

The School is organised into five Divisions: Communication and Media; Criminology, Sociology and Social Policy; English; Geography and Environment; and, International Relations, Politics and History.

In our teaching and research, we work within and across subject and disciplinary groupings addressing questions at the interface of society, culture and environment from local to global scales. 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.

Join our welcoming and dynamic School

The School wants to appoint candidates at Reader-level, with a strong track record of research, impact and knowledge exchange in the division of International Relations, Politics and History. We are particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate leadership in research and innovation, as well as impact.

Political Philosophy

Reader in Political Philosophy

We want to appoint a Reader in Political Philosophy to join our growing team of political philosophers, provide leadership (and research leadership, in particular) and to help shape our growing PPE programme. The successful candidate will ideally be a specialist in analytic Political Philosophy, with an ability to teach one or more additional areas of philosophy: candidates with expertise in the philosophy of economics, science, social science, AI, and/or technology are particularly welcome.

Modern Political History

Reader in Modern Political History

We want to appoint a Reader in Modern Political History to join our team of modern historians, to provide leadership (and research leadership, in particular) and to offer modules/courses that will be of interest to History students as well as students in International Relations and Politics.

The successful candidate will specialise in 20th Century history. Specialists in political histories of race, empire, comparative political ideology, and global histories of world war/cold war are particularly encouraged to apply. Geographical specialism is open.

Apply now

Apply now for Reader positions within the School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

The closing date for applications is 27 November 2022.

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The University is dedicated to supporting an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment – to create better futures, together. The diverse backgrounds, characteristics and opinions within our community are our great strength and are key to our pursuit of delivering educational excellence, enterprise, research and professional services. We welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds and minoritized groups as they are currently under-represented within our community.

We recognise the value of a fulfilling and balanced work and personal life which promotes wellbeing. We seek to support colleagues in achieving this balance and have family-friendly policies, flexible working arrangements and many roles can be suitable for dynamic working arrangement. This includes considering applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Informal enquiries

Dr Phil Parvin Head of the Division of International Relations, Politics and History

For more information, please visit the school website.