Professor of Public Services Management

London (Greater) (GB)
10 May 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

King’s Business School (KBS) is seeking to appoint an outstanding scholar to join the Public Services Management & Organisation (PSMO) subject group as Professor of Public Services Management. You will be joining a friendly, inclusive and vibrant faculty, where we embrace the idea that organisational success must take account of all stakeholders in business and society, and where we are committed to driving positive change through research and education.

We are part of an internationally renowned university with a track-record of pioneering thinking and a desire to stimulate cross-faculty collaborations. Situated in the heart of London, we are able to draw on rich and extensive opportunities for partnership with London’s businesses, policymakers, entrepreneurs and change-makers. It is a setting conducive to cooperation and innovation, working towards the aim of King’s College London to make the world a better place. So, collaboration is vital in this role, and you will work together with the Head of Group, Jon Hindmarsh, to identify new opportunities for PSMO and shape our future direction, while valuing insights, ideas and input from all members of the subject group.

KBS is distinctive amongst business schools in having a group devoted to public services management and organisation. PSMO explores some of the most complex and pressing issues faced by both professionals and the organisations providing public services. In particular, we examine how contemporary developments - in policy, regulation and technology - are managed by professionals and public service organisations. We address these concerns by considering the ways in which organisations are rooted in broader social and political systems, structures, processes and practices. The group is inclusive and interdisciplinary, and members conduct research ranging from in-depth qualitative analyses, through to large-scale labour market studies. PSMO has a strong track record in securing external research funding and is committed to ensuring that our research has impact beyond the academy.

You will be a scholar with an international reputation and will be recognised as having made a significant contribution to the field of public services management. If successful, you will be expected to strengthen the Business School's research capacity, with a track record of publications in relevant, high-quality journals. Utilising your experience of leading funded research projects, you will have a commitment to developing new ones. The Group runs a highly regarded MSc in Public Policy & Management, and contributes to the full suite of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses within the Business School. We are looking for someone who is excited and passionate about making a key contribution to teaching and supervision on the MSc.

As an incoming professor, you should be keen to contribute to the academic leadership of the group, and to work with other group members to enhance our teaching and research activities. King’s Business School is ambitious and offers scope for new developments. Therefore, a willingness to build networks, support the delivery of high-performing teaching programmes, promote interdisciplinarity and research excellence, and ensure student satisfaction, are all highly desirable. And the post is open to an outstanding scholar with a specialist interest in public services management, professions and organisations, whether they are currently based in a business school or any other relevant department or faculty.

King's is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBT+ community and from people with disabilities.

This post will be offered on an indefinite  contract.

This post is available as a full time opportunity (35 hours per week). While our core hours are 09:00 until 17:00, we are open to flexibility here, which can be discussed at the offer stage if you are successful.