School of Social and Political Science

Equality and Diversity


We provide a safe and inclusive working environment for all staff and students and have a long-standing commitment to equality, diversity and respect. Our commitments are aligned with the University's Equality and Diversity Strategy, available online:

Equality and Diversity



Our Accessible and Inclusive Learning policy puts equality and diversity at the heart of learning and teaching. We aim to provide equal opportunities to ensure that every member of our academic community can develop to their full potential.

Accessible and Inclusive Learning

Dignity and Respect

We have a zero-tolerance stance towards any form of bullying or harassment. Guidance and information on the subject, alongside the University's Dignity and Respect Policy, is available online:

Respect at Edinburgh

Gender Balance

We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all staff and students. We aim to promote a positive culture that celebrates difference, challenges prejudice and ensures fairness irrespective of gender.

The University of Edinburgh was the first higher education institution in Scotland to receive a university-wide award under the Athena SWAN Charter, which aims to recognise the advancement of gender equality within higher education.

Athena SWAN Charter

In recognition of the positive steps that our School has taken to promote diversity and gender equality among staff and students, Athena SWAN granted The School of Social and Political Science a Bronze Award in 2017.

Athena SWAN​ Application (PDF)

Health and Wellbeing

We recognise that there are considerable benefits to be gained from taking a positive approach to health and wellbeing. We are therefore committed to developing a working environment that helps to improve the physical and mental health of our staff. 

Staff Health Benefits

Work with Us

All jobs at the School of Social and Political Science are advertised online, via the University's eRecruitment system. Along with our vacancy search tool, you can find more information on how to apply and what it's like to work at the University.

Jobs at Edinburgh