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Job id: 083948. Salary: Grade 6/7: £43,205 to £61,021 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

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

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

Contact details: Shaun P. Hargreaves Heap. s.hargreavesheap@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The Department of Political Economy seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Economics and Policy. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department through research and teaching, including the MSc in Economics and Policy.

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 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: 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

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. 
  • Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the Department, School, and College through joint and individual research that results in excellent publications  
  • Supervise and train postgraduate students 
  • 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 learning; 
  • Participate in and develop internal and external networks 

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 appointment); 

2.      Clear potential for excellent academic publications; 

3.      Ability to engage in research-led teaching; 

4.      University teaching experience; 

5.      Good presentational and communicative skills; 

6.      Good organisational and administrative skills; 

Desirable criteria

1.      Experience of major research projects; 

2.      Administrative experience; 

Grade 7

Essential criteria

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

2.      Excellent academic publications record; 

3.      University teaching experience, including research-led teaching; 

4.      Good presentational and communicative skills; 

5.      Good organisational and administrative skills; 

Desirable criteria

1.      Experience of major research projects and applications for funding. 

2.      Administrative experience 

Further information

The selection process will include a panel interview, and a presentation.