Senior Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration 

London (Greater) (GB)
£53,353 to £61,823 per annum
01 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

School of Education and Social Sciences
London Campus

Senior Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration – REQ001905
AC4 £53,353 to £61,823 per annum (plus London Weighted Allowance of £4,460 and Relocation Cost of £5,000 if applicable)
1 post: Full time (35 hours per week)

THE POST - Senior Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration 
Due to a significant expansion and investment in our teaching portfolio within our London Campus, the School of Education and Social Sciences are seeking applications from individuals to join the School’s Division of Social Sciences as a Senior Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration. You will join a dedicated team who strive to continuously inspire our students and wider University community – and, through modern teaching and impactful research, continue to deliver innovative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.  

We welcome candidates with experience in leadership, development, and coordination of programmes, having experience in supporting, managing and advising colleagues and students in Higher Education. The School of Education and Social Sciences is a multi-discipline School and the successful candidate will be engaged in cross/interdisciplinary working and programme design and development to support positive results in attainment, student experience and graduate destinations, particularly in the context of international students. They will possess developed capabilities in team leadership and collaborative working, strategically engage with senior leadership and university objectives, and will be committed to high professional standards in all areas of responsibility.

We welcome candidates with a background in Social Sciences, especially around Social/Public Policy or Public Administration. Areas of expertise we are especially interested on are any of the following ideally with a comparative and global perspective: public management, policy analysis, public sector human resources, public accounting, crisis management, leadership and communication in the public sector, digital services and administration, public health and welfare, education policy, economic development and sustainability, environment and global development, migration, and labour markets.

Experience of teaching and having an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline and a PhD in a relevant area, are essential. Our ideal candidate will have experience of subject development and teaching with a diverse international student body, using technology to enhance online learning and the principles of digital education. You will be able to evidence research experience and outputs (research or practice) commensurate with the stage of career and applicants.

The University of the West of Scotland is committed to supporting your personal development and providing an inclusive working environment. UWS has an Athena SWAN bronze award, is a disability confident employer and welcomes other under-represented groups, as such we particularly encourage applications to support our diversity agenda.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Degree and relevant postgraduate/PhD qualification or equivalent qualification 
  • Higher Education Fellowship or equivalent
  • Experience of learning, teaching and assessment within Higher Education 
  • Appropriate evidence of external engagement which is clearly in line with the School’s priority areas for the future (e.g. external engagement in terms of research, or knowledge exchange, or engagement with professional bodies or other external organisations)
  • Have experience of developing and delivering modules across the areas of social/public policy or public administration in the areas of interest mentioned above
  • Experience of hybrid delivery of learning and teaching and of use of authentic/real-world assessment approaches
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience. 

UWS has had a presence in London since 2015, and our London provision has generated significant interest and seen student numbers grow dramatically over recent years. UWS London Campus, close to one of the world’s biggest financial capitals, is an exciting and vibrant place to work and study offering flexible technology-rich working and learning spaces with panoramic views of Docklands and Canary Wharf.

University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
The School of Education & Social Sciences at UWS combines sector-leading education provision with strong expertise in social science teaching and research in the west of Scotland and beyond. You will join a supportive and committed team, playing a crucial role in the School’s commitment to social justice and making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Our students benefit from innovative, practice-focused and research-informed courses, and deep-rooted partnerships with leading organisations across the world. Find out more about our School of Education & Social Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date: Wednesday 04th January 2023

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Julie Clark, Interim Head of Division for Social Sciences, School of Education and Social Sciences by email: 

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. 
UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.
University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520