KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Lecturer in Economics and Policy

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£38,826 - £55,299 per annum, inclusive of £3,500 London Weighting Allowance
Posted
10 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2021
Ref
036565
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job description

We invite applications from candidates in any field of Economics. We particularly encourage applications from candidates working in areas relevant to key contemporary policy debates, such as environmental economics; poverty and inequality: and gender, race and discrimination.  The department is informed by an inclusive interdisciplinary vision; we encourage a diversity of approaches and methodological perspectives.  We value diversity and inclusion, and applications from currently under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

 

Successful candidates will be expected to engage in research, teach undergraduate and graduate students, including on the new MSc in Economics and Policy, and perform other faculty duties as required by the Head of Department. Candidates should have a PhD in Economics (or another closely related quantitative subject) or be close to completion. Your research profile and trajectory should be outstanding and translate into producing publications of international quality to further enhance the profile of the Department of Political Economy Base salary is competitive with peer institutions. Additional benefits include a good pension scheme, relocation package, a generous research allowance and excellent academic leave.

Start Date for this role would be January 2022 but a later start within the 2021-22 AY is possible.

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, 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:   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

Grade 6 essential criteria

 

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

2.        Demonstrated potential to undertake outstanding research in economics and related fields

3.       Ability to engage in research-led teaching

4.       University teaching experience

5.       Clear potential for excellent academic publications record

6.       Good presentational and communicative skills

7.       Good organisational and administrative skills

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

9.       Ability to provide support and guidance in the supervision and tutoring of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

 

Grade 6 desirable criteria

 

1.       Administrative experience

2.       Experience of major research projects

3.       Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning

 

Grade 7 essential criteria

1.      PhD and first degree in a relevant subject. 

2.        Demonstrated potential to undertake outstanding research in economics and related fields

3.      Ability to engage in research-led teaching

4.      University teaching experience

5.      Excellent academic publications record

6.      Good presentational and communicative skills

7.      Good organisational and administrative skills

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

9.      Ability to provide support and guidance in the supervision and tutoring of Undergraduate and Postgraduate students

10.   Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning

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

 

Grade 7 desirable criteria

1.       Administrative experience