Senior Lecturer in Management (Public Services)

Public Services Management & Org

London, Strand Campus


  • Posted on: 11th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £56,848 - £65,318 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
  • REF: 039365
  • Closes: 13th February 2022
  • 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 expertise in the management and organisation of the public services, and, preferably, an interest in the involvement of the third sector (NGOs, social enterprises, non-profits, etc.). They will join our Public Services Management & Organisation (PSMO) subject group, which leads the highly regarded MSc in Public Policy & Management, and contributes to the full suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses within the Business School.

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 PSMO in this regard.

You will have a strong commitment to research and be able to contribute excellent teaching to our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You should hold a PhD in a relevant field, display a track record of publications in leading refereed journals and have a strong portfolio of teaching on relevant programmes.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are currently under-represented within the faculty at this level.

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 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.
  • Undertake 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 8

  • PhD in a relevant subject area
  • Appropriate list of relevant publications, with evidence of world-class research capacity
  • Fit with research and teaching interests in the Public Services Management & Organisation subject group
  • Significant experience of teaching and educational innovation at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels
  • Significant experience of successful academic leadership and administration

Desirable criteria – Grade 8

  • Successful experience of developing research funding bids

Further information

The Public Services Management & Organisation (PSMO) subject group explores some of the most complex and pressing issues faced by both professionals and the organisations providing public services. In particular, we explore the ways in which contemporary developments – in policy, regulation and technology – are managed by professionals and public service organisations. We address these concerns by examining the ways in which organisations are rooted in broader social and political systems, structures, processes and practices.

The group is inclusive and interdisciplinary, and members conduct research ranging from in-depth qualitative analyses, through to large-scale labour market studies. To underpin our substantive concerns, the group also specialises in the theory and methods of organizational research. Moreover, PSMO has a strong track record in securing external research funding, and is committed to ensuring our research has impact beyond the academy.

We are seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Management (Public Services). We are open to applications from candidates in all areas relevant to the management and organisation of the public services. However, we are particularly keen to enhance our research and teaching in relation to the involvement of the third sector (NGOs, social enterprises, non-profits, etc.) in the delivery and improvement of public services.

The successful candidate may have research and teaching interests that focus on any region of the world, but we would particularly welcome those with expertise in non-UK settings. They should complement our research interests and build capacity in teaching on School programmes, especially modules on the MSc in Public Policy & Management and our undergraduate degrees.

This post is subject to Occupational Health clearance.

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