Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Work, Interaction and Technology

Public Services Management & Org

London, Strand Campus

Overview

  • Posted on: 01st Feb 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7, £46,292 - £54,534, or Grade 8, £56,060 - £64,405 including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 014464
  • Closes: 07th March 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

King’s Business School is the ninth and newest faculty at King’s College London, emerging out of the renowned School of Management & Business. We are looking to recruit an outstanding candidate, with an interest in Work, Interaction & Technology to join the Public Services Management & Organisation Group. Within the School, there are presently 140 academic staff and a full range of undergraduate, masters and PhD programmes. As such we are going through an exciting development phase and are looking for high quality people to join our growing team. The School places a premium on international levels of scholarship and research excellence, and you will be expected to play a role in the standing and development of the Group in this regard. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to high quality research and will be able to contribute excellent teaching to the development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You should hold a PhD in a relevant field, have a high-quality track record of publications in leading refereed journals and in securing research income. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented within the faculty at this level.
Key Responsibilities

  • To take a role in the planning, organisation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • To undertake high-quality research in the subject area, to publish the findings in highly rated internationally recognised journals and to participate in the major internationally recognised academic networks.
  • To carry out a range of academic management duties as requested by the Executive Dean.
  • Sustain high-quality research activity through a portfolio of individual and/or joint research projects and to secure the funding required for this research as required.
  • Supervise postgraduate research students and/or research staff and to provide mentoring support to junior colleagues.
  • Attend meetings and conferences to present research findings and thereby enhance the national and international standing of the School.
  • Take responsibility for the planning, organisation and delivery of both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities within the School.
  • Develop and use a variety of methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate.
  • Underdertake any other reasonable duties that may be required by the Head of Group.

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

Essential criteria – Grade 7

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Appropriate list of relevant publications
  • Some experience of developing research projects on collaborative funding bids
  • Some experience of teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level
  • Some evidence of good research skills
  • Significant evidence of research experience
  • Some experience of carrying out academic administration
  • Temperament suitable to teaching and research
  • Experience of being a team player
  • Desire to promote the subject at all levels
  • Willingness to contribute to the pastoral case of students

Desirable criteria – Grade 7

  • Some experience of being innovative in teaching and curriculum design
  • Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)
  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty and university

Essential criteria – Grade 8

  • PhD in relevant subject area
  • Appropriate list of relevant publications
  • Evidence of world-class research capacity
  • Significant experience of developing research projects on collaborative funding bids
  • Significant experience of teaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level
  • Significant experience of carrying out academic administration
  • Significant experience of being innovative in teaching and curriculum design
  • Significant evidence of research experience
  • Engagement in professional organisations (conference papers, workshops, memberships)
  • Temperament suitable to teaching and research
  • Willingness to contribute to the pastoral case of students
  • Desire to promote the subject at all levels

Desirable criteria – Grade 8

  • Willingness to collaborate with colleagues in the Faculty and university
  • Experience of being a team player

Further Information

Public Services Management & Organisation (PSMO) brings together scholars working across management and organization studies, to study work practices, the professions and the public services. Members explore some of the most complex and pressing issues faced by modern organizations, from the challenges of managing wicked public policy problems to the implications of new technologies for work and organizing. We address these concerns by examining the ways in which organizations are rooted in broader social and political systems, structures, processes and practices.

The group is inclusive and interdisciplinary, and members conduct organizational research on a wide range of topics, including co-creation in public governance, advanced technologies in healthcare, the marketisation of the public services, reform, regulation, new work roles in health and social care, professional-client interaction, social innovation and social enterprises, managing beyond profit, alternative organisational forms, leadership, and the use of evidence in public management. Underpinning this work is a commitment to developments in the theory and methods of research to enhance our understanding of work, organization and management.

We are seeking to recruit a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Work, Interaction & Technology. Within PSMO, our ‘Work, Interaction & Technology’ team (Christian Heath, Jon Hindmarsh, Paul Luff, Dirk vom Lehn) explores everyday practices of work and organizing in settings such as healthcare, cultural institutions, and transport centres. Projects are often designed both to advance debates in the social sciences and to inform the design, development and deployment of new technologies. WIT studies adopt qualitative, ethnographic and video-based methods, and have a strong track record of attracting external funding.

The successful candidate should be undertaking research that complements our ‘Work, Interaction & Technology’ team. They should also be able to teach modules in at least one of the following areas: ‘technology and corporate ethnography’ or ‘communication in organisations.’

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