Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Project Management and Evaluation Education

Department of International Development

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 28th Jan 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7 £46,292 - £54,534 per annum or Grade 8 £56,060 - £64,405 per annum,, depending on skills and experience, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014504
  • Closes: 21st March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

The successful applicant will be a project management specialist (broadly defined) with expertise relevant to emerging economies. The post-holder will undertake teaching and scholarship in the field of practitioner skills related to international development, on topics relevant to emerging economies. This post is on the Academic Education Pathway.

This role would particularly suit someone with practical work experience in management in the development sector who has a real enthusiasm for teaching. Applicants should demonstrate evidence of relevant experience and fulfil the requirements as specified in the job advert available at the King’s College London application portal. The ability to teach on several of the following areas would be an advantage: project management theory and practice; approaches to measurement and evaluation; quantitative skills; practical skills for communication; social entrepreneurship; and social innovation.

The Department of International Development is a young, innovative and contemporary development studies department. Our focus is on middle-income developing countries and ’emerging economies’, meaning the fast growing economies of the developing world where foreign aid is largely irrelevant. The mission is to explore the sources of success as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face. This post will be responsible to the Head of the Department of International Development.

At King’s, we are deeply committed to embedding good equality and diversity practice into all of our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post – 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities (both on-campus and online) within the Department in accordance with established practice.
  • To participate fully in assessment and examination processes as appropriate using a variety of methods and techniques and provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.
  • To contribute to the ongoing development and design of International Development teaching, particularly in the area of enhancing skills for employability, in the Department of International Development.
  • To assist with difficulties encountered by students, e.g. learning support/problems.
  • To undertake the supervision of postgraduate research, at Master’s and PhD levels.
  • To undertake and publish high-quality scholarship consistent with the Department’s research strategy.
  • To engage in professional development as appropriate to update skills, and to support teaching excellence.
  • To accept academic responsibility within the Department, involving departmental administrative responsibilities where appropriate.
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.
  • As an Academic Education Pathway position, indicatively 80% of the workload will be accounted for by a combination of teaching, supervision, student support, educational leadership and innovation, and administration, and the remaining indicative 20% will be dedicated to scholarship.

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, and experience

Grade 7 Essential criteria

  • PhD in a social science
  • Higher Education Academy accreditation or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Demonstrable expertise in theory and practice relevant to the area of project management in the development sector
  • Ability to teach on at least one of the following areas: Project management, Approaches to measurement and evaluation, Quantitative skills, Practical skills for communication, Social entrepreneurship, Social innovation
  • Evidence of reflective practice and communication of educational scholarship, through peer engagement, publication or conferences
  • Demonstrable ability to design and deliver teaching effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, both on-campus (essential) and online (desirable)
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively
  • Proven work experience in project management, broadly defined
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team

Grade 7 Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of potential to develop educational scholarship in their field
  • Proven experience of teaching in the higher education sector
  • Proven experience of running training for development practitioners
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities

Grade 8 Essential criteria

  • PhD in a social science
  • Higher Education Academy accreditation or equivalent teaching qualification
  • Demonstrable expertise in theory and practice relevant to the area of project management in the development sector
  • Ability to teach on at least one of the following areas: Project management, Approaches to measurement and evaluation, Quantitative skills, Practical skills for communication,Social entrepreneurship, Social innovation
  • Demonstrable ability to design and deliver teaching effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, both on-campus (essential) and online (desirable)
  • Evidence of influencing the educational practice of others through peer engagement, publication or conferences
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively
  • Proven work experience in project management, broadly defined
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Collegiality and willingness to work as part of a team

Grade 8 Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of potential to develop educational scholarship in their field
  • Evidence of public, cultural or business engagement leading to exchange and knowledge transfer
  • Proven experience of teaching in the higher education sector
  • Proven experience of running training for development practitioners
  • Demonstrable leadership qualities

Further information

The selection process will include an online presentation and panel interview using Microsoft Teams. Interviews are planned for April with final dates to be confirmed.

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