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Job id: 083946. Salary: Grade 6/7: £43,205 to £61,021 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance..

Posted: 06 February 2024. Closing date: 05 March 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Department of Political Economy.

Contact details: Rubén Ruiz-Rufino.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Department of Political Economy invites applications for a lectureship in Political Behaviour. We define political behaviour broadly and, therefore, we encourage outstanding candidates from all subfields of political science to apply. The purpose of the role is to contribute to the consolidation of the political science strand in the department by providing research rigour and leadership as well as by enhancing the teaching of our politics and interdisciplinary degrees.

We are seeking candidates, particularly early career researchers, with strong quantitative skills and/or experience with experimental methods. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an original research agenda as well as be able to contribute to teaching on modules on political behaviour, quantitative methods and causal inference techniques on our interdisciplinary degree programmes at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.

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:

School of Politics and Economics:

Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy:

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract  This is a full-time  post

Key responsibilities

  • Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching activities within the department in accordance with established departmental practice, and to ongoing curriculum development. This will also include design, develop and deliver a range of programmes of study (Grade 7).   
  • Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, School and College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications (Grade 6). Maintain a track record of high quality publications (Grade 7).  
  • Develop and maintain individual/joint research projects in subject related areas.  
  • Contribute to the development of research strategies within the Department (Grade 7).   
  • Supervise and train postgraduate students to ensure their effective development.  
  • Act as personal tutor to students.  
  • Participate fully in assessment and examination processes using a variety of methods and techniques. Provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their leaning.  
  • Participate in and develop internal and external research and teaching networks. Lead and develop research and teaching networks (Grade 7).  
  • Conduct individual or collaborative research projects . Act as principal investigator and project leader (Grade 7).  

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 6

**Essential criteria: **

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

2.      Ability to engage in research-led teaching.  

3.      University teaching experience.  

4.      Clear potential for excellent academic publications record.  

5.      Good presentational and communicative skills.   

Desirable criteria:  

6.      Experience of major research projects.  

Grade 7

Essential criteria

1.      PhD and first degree in a relevant subject.  

2.      Ability to engage in research-led teaching  

3.      University teaching experience  

4.      Excellent academic publications record  

5.      Good presentational and communicative skills  

Desirable criteria:  

6.      Experience of involvement in major research projects and applications for funding