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Job id: 083947. Salary: Grade 6/7: £43,205 to £61,021 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Posted: 06 February 2024. Closing date: 02 April 2024.

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

Contact details: Carmen Pavel. carmen.pavel@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Department of Political Economy seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Gender in Political Theory. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department through (quantitative and/or qualitative) research and teaching that centre on the history of gender and feminism in political theory and/or the role of political theory in illuminating and evaluating contemporary gendered relations in society. 

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, it is the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the United Kingdom. The teaching and research recognises, that the disciplines of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics are inextricably linked: it is not possible to properly understand political processes without exploring the economic or value contexts in which politics operates. Similarly, sound economic analysis requires an awareness of how resource allocation is conditioned both by the values and principles of individuals and communities, and by political and legal institutions, and the way these have been understood by different traditions in social thought.  

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 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.  

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

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. 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, and experience 

At Grade 6

Essential criteria

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

2.        Academic specialism in political theory or philosophy, with a specialism gender and political theory; 

3.        Ability to engage in research-led teaching; 

4.        University teaching experience; 

5.        Clear potential for excellent academic publications record; 

6.        Ability to supervise student research at BA, MA and PhD levels; 

Desirable criteria

1.       Administrative experience;

2.       Experience of major research projects;

At Grade 7

Essential criteria

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

2.      Academic specialism in political theory or philosophy, with a specialism in gender and political theory; 

3.      Ability to engage in research-led teaching; 

4.      University teaching experience; 

5.      Excellent academic publications record; 

6.      Ability to supervise student research at BA, MA and PhD levels;

7.      Experience of involvement in major research projects.

Desirable criteria

1.       Administrative experience