King's College London

Lecturer in Comparative Political Economy and Development (Education)

Reference: THW/18/059639/001023
Salary Details: Grade 6/7 £33,518 - £49,149 per annum
Allowances: plus £3,223 London Allowance
Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term
Contract Term: Full time

The Lecturer will contribute to teaching, marking, dissertation supervision and academic support of students on the BA and MSc programmes in in the Department of International Development. The role will include the convening and teaching of established modules on Analysing Politics, the Politics of Managing Public Finances, and on the Political Economy of Market Reform, normally offered in the department by Dr Andres Mejia Acosta. Tasks may also include leading seminars, developing or updating KEATS (Moodle) pages and content for modules, and working with the library to ensure the key readings for the module are available.

The successful application will be an excellent and innovative teacher with expertise in either comparative political science or political economy and with a strong interest in emerging economies. The Department of International Development ’s novel programmes focus on the economic, political and social development challenges faced by these countries, and introduce students to key debates and questions about the changing contemporary world. We have over 300 students from 50 countries. The post offers an excellent opportunity to gain or consolidate experience in a dynamic interdisciplinary development studies department. It will suit candidates who are versatile, who are committed to teaching, and are able to work with and across a range of subject matters.

The selection process will include a short presentation, interview and assessment of application. It is anticipated that interviews will be held on Friday 17th August, with a view to starting in post in mid -September 2018.

This post will be offered on a Full-Time, Fixed-Term basis for 12 months.

Closing date: 08 August 2018

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