Lecturer in Public Policy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£38,592 - £53,353 per annum
08 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
09 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, and Politics at Queen’s University, Belfast, is one of the UK's leaders in internationally recognised research and teaching in Politics and International Relations.

The School seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Public Policy, to support research and teaching at all levels of the field, including research methods. Politics and International Relations has a diverse and vibrant research culture, and the successful candidate will complement the current staff profile by bringing expertise in (international) public policy or global governance by means of either broad specialisms in governance and policy-making, or substantive research expertise in respect of particular policy regimes or international public policy issues, such as sustainability, technology and XAI in government, health and well-being, cybersecurity, inequality, or urban governance.

The appointed person will play a central role in all the School’s research and teaching activities, with a specific focus on helping to (a) advance our MSc degree in International Public Policy, including methodological training specific to the degree, b) expand the public policy profile of our undergraduate degrees in Politics and International Relations; and (c) contribute to international academic and practitioner engagement activities.

The successful candidate must have, and your application should clearly demonstrate you have:

  • A PhD (or very close to completion) in a discipline with a strong Public Policy profile, e.g., Political Science, Public Administration
  • Record of publication of high quality research outputs appropriate to stage of career
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs
  • Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, including undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, project supervision, assessment and feedback experience
  • Ability to teach across Political Science and Public Policy
  • Evidence of administrative and academic leadership activities as appropriate to norms for Lecturer.

Please note the above are not an exhaustive list.  For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please click on the Candidate Information link below.

At Queen’s our people are at the heart of everything we do. As a staff member you will become part of a vibrant organisational culture, which will provide you with the opportunity to achieve your full potential and enhance your career through a continuous focus on learning and development.

We offer an excellent employment package that includes:

  • Great terms & conditions
  • Pension schemes
  • Flexible working by enabling you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager through a blend of remote and office working
  • Family-friendly initiatives
  • Career development opportunities
  • Support for health & mental wellbeing
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 8 weeks a year (made up of 23 days annual leave, 10 closure days and 9 bank holidays)

Queen’s University is committed to promoting equality of opportunity to all. We have created an inclusive culture by establishing staff networks such as iRise (Race) and PRISM (LGBTQ+) which help us progress equality.

We also subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as the Diversity Charter Mark NI in addition to Athena Swan. For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, please visit:  www.qub.ac.uk/diversitywww.qub.ac.uk/qgi and www.qub.ac.uk/sites/StaffGateway/StaffNetworks/

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Heather Johnson (h.johnson@qub.ac.uk) or Dr Stefan Andreasson (s.andreasson@qub.ac.uk). 

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