Lecturer in Politics (specialism in Business and Politics)

London (Greater) (GB)
£41,386 - £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
28 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Department of Political Economy seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Politics with a specialism in Business and Politics. The successful candidate will contribute to the Department through (quantitative and/or qualitative) research and teaching that centre on the interplay between politics and business; for instance, the governance of business (incl. economic policy making and regulation) and/or the influence of business on politics. 


The Department is informed by an inclusive interdisciplinary vision and welcomes applications from candidates who share that vision. The Department values diversity and inclusion and a work-life balance. 


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, it 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: 

School of Politics and Economics: 

Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy: 


This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.


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

Essential criteria

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

2.       Academic specialism in political science, with a specialism in business and politics;

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.

10.     Excellent academic publications record; (Grade 7) 

11.     Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning; (Grade 7)

12.     Experience of involvement in major research projects and applications for funding. (Grade 7)


Desirable criteria

1.       Interest in and experience with online, blended and distance learning. (Grade 6)

2.       Administrative experience;

3.       Experience of major research projects;


The selection process will include a panel interview, and a presentation.

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