Lecturer in International Political Economy, University of Glasgow

Job Details

Lecturer in International Political Economy

Reference Number

027519

Location

Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building

College / Service

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Department

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL & POLITICAL SCIENCES

Job Family

Research And Teaching

Position Type

Full Time

Salary Range

£35,210 – £39,610/£43,266 – £50,132 per annum

Job Purpose

To undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives. 

For appointment at Grade 8, a substantial contribution will include leading high-quality research and knowledge exchange activities and delivering, organising and reviewing key areas of teaching and learning within the School. The successful candidate will contribute to innovative research-led teaching and will undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College’s strategic objectives

The School of Social and Political Science wishes to appoint a lecturer in International Political Economy. The successful candidate will have a 50 percent appointment in the Subject of Politics and 50 percent in the Subject of Economic and Social History. We seek applications from candidates with research and teaching capabilities in historically informed approaches to international political economy. The chronological focus should be on the 20th century to the present. The geographic/regional focus is open. We welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange Those with expertise in Social Data Science and with ability to work across disciplinary boundaries are also welcomed. 

The candidate will be expected to engage in high-quality research and in research-led teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate taught (PGT) programmes in both subject areas, with contributions in particular to the new undergraduate honours programme in International Relations as well as the MSc in International Relations and the MSc in Global Economy.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Develop and progress externally funded research projects of international standard either collaboratively or with the support of a mentor, as required.

2. Write up research findings for publication in leading international journals or high-quality edited collections or monographs for dissemination as appropriate, identifying potential sources and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3. Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications, public engagement and developing relationships with knowledge exchange partners as appropriate.

4. Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of innovative teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subjects’ priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

5. Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

6. Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning. 

7. Contribute to the development of theory and practice in your area of disciplinary expertise.

8. Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, to complete within agreed timelines, and to write/ support applications for funding for future PGRs students. Contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development

9. Take on administrative, leadership or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

10. Engage in professional development as appropriate to support your future career development

11. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan – Inspiring People – Changing the World.  http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/

For appointment at Grade 8:
In addition to the duties and responsibilities above:

12. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, with substantial contribution as PI or workpackage lead, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to disciplinary norms.

13. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

14. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

15. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

16. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential:
A1: PhD (i.e., Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12) in Politics, History, International Relations or a related field.
A2: Sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in related specialist disciplinary area(s) (History, International Relations, Economics) and research and teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject areas.
A3 Emerging national/international research profile in the subject areas 
For Appointment at Grade 8:
A4: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist discipline to develop research and teaching programmes and methodologies.
A5: Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in the subject area.
A6: Membership of relevant professional bodies, where appropriate.

Skills

Essential:
C1: Ability to communicate material of a specialist or highly technical nature and to be effective both orally and in writing at a level appropriate to the activity.
C2: Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject areas.
C3: Ability to apply policy, practice and procedures including broader University/sector/external (e.g. commercial) awareness.
C4: Ability to work on own initiative to contribute to the research and teaching activities within the subject area and wider School environment.
C5: Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
C6: Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues.
C7: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.
C8: Ability to collaborate with colleagues in other disciplines and/or institutions in developing research.

Experience

Essential:
E1: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
E3: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.
E4: Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods.
E5: Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.
E6: Experience of supervision of students at honours or postgraduate level
E7: Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

Job Features

Dimensions:
Produce publications as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales
Participate in the supervision of postgraduate students, including PhDs to complete within agreed timeframes
Participate in public engagement activities
Develop and maintain relationships with knowledge exchange partners
Actively develop and extend the impact of your work with outside partners, publics and organisations 
Develop and deploy effective learning and teaching resources, as agreed with relevant stakeholders, e.g. Heads of Subject/School.
Design, implement and evaluate teaching for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate.
Actively participate as required in appropriate Subject, School, College and University committees.
Actively contribute to the research life of the subject area/discipline/School or interdisciplinary themes through participation in and leadership of research, knowledge exchange and impact activities. 
Actively contribute to University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and acting as principal investigator on research grants.
Contribute to international and national research developments through membership of scholarly and advisory bodies
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in developing University, College and School research strategy, attending and presenting at high profile international conference and taking responsibility for key research activities within subject specialism.
Make a substantial contribution to international and national research developments through committee membership on scholarly and advisory bodies.
Design and deliver a range of courses at all levels, underpinned by research and scholarship. 
Take responsibility for student supervision and supporting/coaching early career staff in the relevant subject areas.

Planning and Organising
Organise workload and manage time effectively to undertake all research, teaching and administrative duties and professional activity.
Participate in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Plan, organise, deliver and evaluate learning and teaching activities and carry out assessment at a variety of levels.
Plan and prepare applications for research funding.
Plan and deliver events, e.g., seminars, conferences and knowledge exchange activities.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in the planning and implementation of research, teaching and administration at all levels within and beyond the School, including the identification of new initiatives.
Undertake management of programmes and courses, as directed by the Head of School and/or the Heads of Subject.

Decision Making
Prioritise work in line with agreed Subject/School objectives including assessment processes, course content and committee advice.
Take responsibility for an agreed element of planned research, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals for publication.
Monitor and evaluate the content and delivery of relevant teaching programmes and proactively adapt and innovate teaching to advance learning and the subject area.
Act as first point of contact for enquires from students within the subject area and provide appropriate pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Take responsibility for an agreed research project, demonstrating leadership and making decisions on research methodology, submission of grant applications and choice of journals or book publishers for publication and supervising members of research team where appropriate.
Decisions on course content, teaching methods, and applications by students; selection and liaison with External Examiners as appropriate.

Internal/External Relationships

Internal:
Exchange relevant information with the Programme Leaders, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Subject, and other relevant staff to ensure that School strategic objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted.
Develop effective relationships with students and provide advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seek advice from the University’s Student Support Services. 
Develop effective relationships with academic and administrative colleagues in order to facilitate information exchange and to encourage effective research and teaching.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Develop effective relationships with academic colleagues for advice, providing support and guidance to early career academics as appropriate.

External: 
Interact with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) both nationally and internationally, and professional organisations to support exchange and collaboration.
Interaction with knowledge exchange partners both nationally and internationally to support shared collaborative activities
Develop the impact of your work through engagement with policy makers, practitioners and wider organisations
Participate in a range of student recruitment activities and build relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.
Engage with Research Councils, charitable bodies and other external sources of research funding.
For Appointment at Grade 8:
Play a leading role in arranging and participating in student recruitment activities and support early career staff in building relationships with prospective students, as appropriate.

Problem Solving
Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming any problems. 
Resolve issues of an academic nature arising in relation to research/teaching.
Provide advice to students and resolve issues or redirect as appropriate in order to provide effective pastoral care.
For Appointment at Grade 8:

Play a leading role in supporting early career staff in providing pastoral care to students and resolving issues as they arise.

Standard Terms & Conditions

The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade 7/8, £35,210 – £39,610/43,266 – £50,132 per annum.

This post is open ended and full time.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant of this post will be enrolled onto the University’s Early Career Development Programme (ECDP). This will provide for you as an early career academic staff member to be developed and supported over a specified timeframe to facilitate the advancement of your academic career. 

Information on the programme can be found on our website at: http://www.gla.ac.uk/services/humanresources/all/pay/ecdp/policy/

Vacancy Reference: 027519; Closing Date: 22 August 2019.

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