Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration
School of Education and Social Sciences
Lecturer in the Master of Public Administration – REQ001906
AC2 £38,592 to £46,047 per annum (plus London Weighted Allowance of £4,660 and Relocation Cost of £5,000 if applicable)
1 post: Full time (35 hours per week)
Fixed Term: 12 months
THE POST - 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 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 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: policy analysis; leadership and communication; public governance; research methods.
Experience of teaching and having an undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline are essential. Candidates will have, or will be undertaking, a PhD in a relevant area. Our ideal candidate will have experience of subject teaching, using technology to enhance online learning and the principles of digital education. It will also have a broad and critical understanding of research methods and theoretical issues relevant to the teaching of Social Sciences. 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 near completion, 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 delivering modules across the social sciences, 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 https://jobs.uws.ac.uk/
Closing Date: Wednesday 4th January 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
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.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Julie Clark, Interim Head of Division for Social Sciences, School of Education and Social Sciences by email: Julie.Clark@uws.ac.uk
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