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Job id: 090707. Salary: £43,205 - £50,585 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 06 June 2024. Closing date: 23 June 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: Department of International Development.

Contact details: Professor Laura Camfield.

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About Us

The Department of International Development, King’s College London, is a young, innovative and contemporary department, with a focus on uneven development and global capitalism within the regional contexts of Latin America, East Asia, SE Asia, South Asia, the Middle east and Africa. We explore structural transformation in countries and how that leads to uneven development, with attention to processes and policies. Our distinctive global structural understanding of local level processes lends itself to a multi-scalar approach that challenges and expands disciplinary boundaries. The mission of the department is to explore the sources of success as well as understand the major development challenges these countries continue to face. We also have a strong focus on social and economic justice and understanding how change for the better happens, both now and for the future. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team currently working in a wide range of areas including political economy, inequality and poverty, gender rights, climate change and natural resources, international trade, migration, and social. gender and racial justice.

About the Role

We are seeking a candidate who has an outstanding early career profile of publications and grant capture, with an excellent record of teaching and administration. You will design, develop and deliver learning and teaching material in international development and politics with expertise in authoritarianism, populism, democracy, human rights, political communication, transitional justice, combined with a regional research focus. You will be expected to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures, contribute to activities which influence leading edge practice and undertake research activity.

This post will be responsible to the Head of the Department of International Development. 

This is a full-time role, and you will be offered an indefinite contract

About You

To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates to have the following skills and experience:

 Essential criteria

  1. PhD qualified in Politics or a closely related field, with a preference for candidates specialising in political theory or comparative politics
  2. Evidence through publications of an ability to produce work in their specialist field at an international standard.
  3. Demonstrable ability to design and deliver face-to-face teaching effectively at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  4. Demonstrable commitment to and/or experience of working and teaching in a multi-disciplinary environment
  5. Demonstrable commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, alongside interpersonal skills to develop and maintain good working relationships
  6. Expertise in one or more of the following topics: authoritarianism, populism, democracy, human rights, political communication, transitional justice, combined with a regional research focus.

Desirable criteria

  1. Demonstrable ability to design and deliver online teaching at postgraduate level.
  2. Evidence of engagement with appropriate research and policy communities.
  3. Evidence of acquiring competitive research grants, or evidence of potential to attract research funding.

Downloading a copy of our Job Description

Full details of the role and the skills, knowledge and experience required can be found in the Job Description document, provided at the bottom of the next page after you click “Apply Now”. This document will provide information of what criteria will be assessed at each stage of the recruitment process.

Further Information

We pride ourselves on being inclusive and welcoming. We embrace diversity and want everyone to feel that they belong and are connected to others in our community.

We are committed to working with our staff and unions on these and other issues, to continue to support our people and to develop a diverse and inclusive culture at King's. We ask all candidates to submit a copy of their CV, and a supporting statement, detailing how they meet the essential criteria listed in the advert. Please do not submit any other materials as these will not be considered. If we receive a strong field of candidates, we may use the desirable criteria to choose our final shortlist, so please include your evidence against these where possible.

To find out how our managers will review your application, please take a look at our ‘How we Recruit’ pages.

Interviews are due to be held on 3rd July 2024

We are able to offer sponsorship for candidates who do not currently possess the right to work in the UK.