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Job id: 090874. Salary: £62,696 - £71,857 inclusive of London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 11 June 2024. Closing date: 25 June 2024.

Business unit: Social Science & Public Policy. Department: International School for Government.

Contact details: Professor Michael Sanders. Michael.t.sanders@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

About us

The Policy Institute at King’s is a unique school within King’s, bringing together the best of rigorous academic research, the nimbleness of consultancy, and the policy focus of a think tank.

In 2023, we merged with King’s International School of Government, and are currently undergoing a period of rapid change, including the institution of new masters degree programmes; executive education programmes; and a new PhD programme in Applied Public Policy. This adds to an existing ambitious and impactful research programme, and ongoing professional education delivered for the UK Civil Service, as well as governments around the world.

The next five years will see us deliver an ambitious strategy for growth and change, to help build a world that is governed with intelligence; integrity; and innovation.

About the role

We are looking to recruit a senior lecturer in economics and public policy to work within the Policy Institute at King’s. This role will be a senior member of the academic staff of the Policy Institute and contribute to the academic life of the institute.

The candidate will be expected to have, and to build, an active research pipeline in their chosen field. They will be supported to bid for and deliver research grants and contracts and will also be encouraged and supported to supervise doctoral students, and to play an active and leading role in the Policy Institute’s Doctoral Programme; Executive Education programmes; or another strategic domain.

The role requires an experienced individual who understands the contribution of continuing professional development and executive education for public servants. The candidate will have knowledge of the policy sector in the UK, and preferably experience working in the public sector. The postholder will have excellent teaching record, the ability to develop innovative teaching content and delivery methods. Experience of online content delivery is ideal but not essential.

This is an exciting time for the Policy Institute, and so we welcome candidates with an entrepreneurial approach to their work

This is a full time post and on 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.        A PhD in Economics

2.        An active research portfolio and pipeline

3.        An excellent track record in teaching and education at PGT level

4.        Excellent oral and written communication skills 

5.        Ability to organise, plan and prioritise own workload

6.        Experience with educating students from diverse cultural backgrounds 

7.        Ability to understand, and interest in, the needs of working professionals 

8.        Ability to prepare teaching materials 

Desirable criteria

1.        Experiencing supervising doctoral students

2.        Experience winning grants and/or competitive tenders

3.        Experience working in government

4.        Experience in designing, developing, or delivering executive education

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. 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.

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