Following an international search, l’Université Catholique de Lille has appointed Professor Andrew Glencross to the position of Director of ESPOL, European School of Political and Social Sciences, effective June 1.
Prof. Glencross joined ESPOL in September 2021 as a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director for International Affairs. In parallel with his work, he obtained l’Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) in Italy: Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale alle funzioni di professore universitario di Prima Fascia nel Settore Concorsuale 14/A2-Scienza Politica, and was appointed Professor in July 2022. Prof. Glencross graduated from Cambridge University (BA Social and Political Studies and MPhil Historical Studies). Prof. Glencross is a former Joseph Hodges Choate Fellow at Harvard University (2000-2001), his doctorate took him to Florence, where he defended his thesis at the European University Institute under the supervision of Friedrich Kratochwil. From 2008 to 2010, prof. Glencross was a lecturer in the international relations programme at the University of Pennsylvania.
Returning to Europe in 2010, he taught at the University of Aberdeen, the University of Stirling, and Aston University before joining ESPOL in September 2021.
With his international curriculum, both as a fellow researcher and supervisor, prof. Andrew Glencross brings with him a global vision for the next generations of ESPOL students and faculty members.