Deputy Director of Institute of Global Governance and Lecturer in Global Governance.

This is a major new initiative, and we would consider appointing a political theorist/philosopher with interests in global justice/global democracy

Department: UCL Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy

Grade: Grade 7/8

Hours: Full time

Salary (inclusive of London allowance)

Salary will be on the UCL Lecturer A or B salary scale grade 7, (£36,064 – £39,132 per annum), and grade 8, (£40,216 – £47,441 per annum) inclusive of London Allowance.

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL wishes to appoint a Deputy Director and Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to contribute to running the new Institute of Global Governance, and research and teaching within the Department of Political Science. We desire applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in all areas of Global Governance. We are particularly interested in candidates that will complement and contribute to the research themes of the Institute of Global Governance (see below) and has some experience of organizing events and conferences, grant writing and day to day administration of an Institute.

The new lecturer will be the Deputy Director of the soon to be founded Institute of Global Governance. The Institute will draw on UCL’s cross-disciplinary expertise to explore the key components in global governance, focusing in particular on the processes of governance. This will entail an exploration of existing structures, institutions, actors, distributions of power, and rules of governance; how they interact with each other across different jurisdictions and national boundaries; and how appropriate or fit for purpose they are in solving major global challenges. The Institute proposes to explore 5 core themes: Global justice and equity; Global economy: Global institutional change and democracy; Global security; Global sustainability. It is hoped that the candidate will contribute to one or some of these themes. The new lecture will have a half teaching load and will be expected to teach two courses on Governance issues for the the departments existing MSc’s. S/he will be expected to undertake research of the highest international standards within his or her own specialist field, which will contribute to the research standing of the Department.

The appointment is available from 1 September 2013.

Key Requirements

Candidates must have a PhD in political science or a public policy-related area, a proven track record of publications in leading journals and/or major university presses and a demonstrated ability to win grant-funding. Previous experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level is desirable. Experience of conference and events would also be desirable. Experience of conducting research that feeds into policy-making could be an advantage.

Further Information

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please visit Please quote reference number 1320427.

Further information on the Department of Political Science and our teaching programmes is available on our website (

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor David Coen, If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ben Webb (email: telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4977).


It is anticipated that short listed candidates invited to interview in late April/early May 2013.

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