Lecturer in Political Communications

Birkbeck College, University of London

United Kingdom

June 28, 2021

Description

Lecturer in Political Communications

Lecturer in Political Communications. Applications are sought for a permanent post from a scholar with an active research agenda and interest in teaching political communications to Birkbeck's distinctive students.

Salary range

£38,594 rising to £53,342 per annum

Contract type

Open ended

Mode

Full time

Grade

7

Business Unit (dept)

Department of Politics

Closing date for applicants

28-Jun-2021

Ref No

862

Lecturer in Political Communications. Applications are sought for a permanent post from a scholar with an active research agenda and interest in teaching political communications to Birkbeck's distinctive students.

Birkbeck has a proud reputation for teaching and research in politics and international relations.

You will join a vibrant team of scholars with diverse disciplinary orientations, and whose research and teaching spans the full range of politics specialisms.

You will be expected to contribute to essential undergraduate and postgraduate teaching whilst working with colleagues to create an MSc in Political Communications and Public Affairs, in liaison with colleagues in Birkbeck's School of Arts.

You will also have the opportunity to develop new module(s) in your particular area of specialism, and will be expected to contribute to the work of the Centre for British Political Life, which is based in the Department.

The Department wishes to recruit a member of staff to teach and administer courses in Political Communications broadly understood and in particular on the critical study of digital technologies and their impacts on politics and society.

Candidates will be proficient in the use of quantitative and/or qualitative methods for analysing political communications and have substantive knowledge of one or more substantive areas of political science. Expertise on public affairs is also desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Evidence of a capacity to publish in high-quality academic journals is essential, as is capacity to teach at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. You should have a PhD in Politics or a related area.

To reflect the diverse community of the College and increase representation, applications are encouraged from black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities.

Remuneration:

The Lecturer grade of the College's London Pay Scale which is £38,594 rising to £53,342 per annum.

The salary quoted is on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

Enquiries:

If you would like to know more about the role please click on apply below or contact Dr Samantha Ashenden, Head of Department, via s.ashenden@bbk.ac.uk .

If you have technical issues or difficulties using the recruitment portal please contact jobs@bbk.ac.uk, providing your name and the job reference number of the position.

While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, membership of WISE, operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.