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Lecturer in Political Science

Department of Political Economy

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 6 to Grade 7, £38,304 - £54,534 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance.
  • REF: 014586
  • Closes: 05th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Applications are invited from candidates with research expertise in one or more African countries and specialising in the use of qualitative research methods to support the work of the Department’s Global South Research Group. Preferred research areas include but are not limited to gender and politics, governance and markets, electoral politics, race and ethnic dynamics, revolutions and political mobilizations, institutions and inequality.

The department is informed by an inclusive interdisciplinary vision and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision. The Department values diversity and inclusion and a work-life balance.

The Department of Political Economy is a unique interdisciplinary enterprise located in the heart of London with proximity to both the world of politics and the city. Founded in 2010, the department is the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the United Kingdom. The teaching and research recognises that the disciplines of Politics and Economics are inextricably linked; it is not possible to properly understand political processes without exploring the economic context in which politics operates. Similarly, sound economic analysis requires an awareness of how resource allocation is conditioned by political institutions, historical context and ethical values, and the way these have been understood by different traditions in social thought. In a world characterised by financial uncertainty, ecological insecurity and value conflict, the links between political and economic processes are ever more apparent and the need for a multifaceted appreciation of how they operate, has never been greater.

You will be responsible to the Head of Department. More information about the Department, School and Faculty can be found on the King’s website:

Department of Political Economy: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/politicaleconomy/index.aspx

School of Politics and Economics: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/schools/politics-economics/index.aspx

Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/index.aspx

Key Responsibilites

• Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department in accordance with established departmental practice, and to ongoing curriculum development. At Grade 7, design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study.

• Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, School and College, including (Grade 6) establishing a track record of high quality publication, (Grade 7) having a track record of high quality publication.

• Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in subject related areas. At Grade 7, contribute to the development of research strategies.

• Supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development.

• Act as personal tutor to students.

• Participate fully in assessment and examination process as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning

• Participate in and develop internal and external networks. At Grade 7, lead and develop networks.

• Conduct individual or collaborative research projects. At Grade 7, act as principal investigator and project leader.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, Knowledge, & Experience

Grade 6

Essential criteria

• PhD and first degree in a relevant subject (PhD submitted or completed by time of application).

• Academic specialism in Politics in one or more African countries and qualitative research methods

• Ability to engage in research-led teaching

• University teaching experience

• Clear potential for excellent academic publications record

• Good presentational and communicative skills

• Good organisational and administrative skills

• Ability to supervise student research at BA, MA and PhD levels

• Ability to provide support and guidance in the supervision and tutoring of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

Desirable criteria

• Administrative experience

• Experience of major research projects

• Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning

Grade 7

Essential criteria

• PhD and first degree in a relevant subject.

• Academic specialism in Politics in one or more African countries and qualitative research methods

• Ability to engage in research-led teaching

• University teaching experience

• Excellent academic publications record

• Good presentational and communicative skills

• Good organisational and administrative skills

• Ability to supervise student research at BA, MA and PhD levels

• Ability to provide support and guidance in the supervision and tutoring of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

• Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning

• Experience of involvement in major research projects and applications for funding

Desirable criteria

• Administrative experience

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