Lecturer in Political Theory and Normative Methods, UCL

Lecturer in Political Theory and Normative Methods

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, (£37,152-£40,313 per annum), and grade 8, (£41,430-£48,873 per annum) inclusive of London Allowance.

Duties and Responsibilities
UCL wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Political Theory and Normative Methods to contribute to research and teaching within the Department. Candidates can be experts in any area of political theory and must be able to contribute to normative methods teaching.

The new Lecturer will co-teach the core ‘Peer Assisted Learning’ (PAL) sessions for MA students, an optional course in Equality, Justice and Difference’ and will develop and offer a ‘Normative Methods’ course on the new BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE). S/he will also co-convene the Political Theory PhD workshop. The successful candidate 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 2015.

Key Requirements
Candidates must have a PhD in political theory or a related relevant discipline, 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 or postgraduate level and an excellent understanding of normative methods is essential. Candidates seeking to be appointed at Grade 8 will need to fulfil the additional criteria within the Further Particulars of the vacancy.

Further Information
A job description and person specification is attached. To apply for the vacancy please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs and search using reference 1442450.

Further information on the Department of Political Science and our teaching programmes is available on our website (www.ucl.ac.uk/spp).

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Cecile Laborde (c.laborde@ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Alex Skinner (email: alexandra.skinner@ucl.ac.uk/ telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4944).

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 5pm, 27th November 2014

It is anticipated that short listed candidates will be invited to interview in mid-January 2014

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