Lecturer in Policy Evaluation Education – INTERNAL ONLY

King's College London

Job id: 071745. Salary: £49,737 – £58,421 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 19 July 2023. Closing date: 24 July 2023.

Business unit: King’s Business School. Department: Public Services Management & Org.

Contact details:Jon Hindmarsh. [email protected]

Location: Strand Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.


Job description

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university, dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realising our vision of making the world a better place. The university is ranked 11th in the world and 2nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. King’s Business School (KBS) has been on a rapid, upwards trajectory, and now serves over 3,500 students representing over 80 different nationalities and comprises around 170 faculty. In the last two years, KBS has secured triple accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS, and AMBA; achieved a top decile REF 2021 result; and been ranked 5/123 in the Complete University Guide 2023.    

Delivering a transformative education is central to KBS ambitions. Therefore, we are looking to recruit a strong educator to join our team, with experience of delivering high quality modules in policy evaluation and quantitative methods. This role is on our Academic Education Pathway (AEP), so the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to excellent teaching and take a role in the development of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Furthermore, the role holder will be expected to develop in teaching innovations that enhances the learning experience of our students and delivers student success and outstanding graduate outcomes. 

Please note that this appointment is on our Academic Education Pathway (AEP), and therefore candidates with limited evidence of excellence in their educational practice and knowledge of experiential learning and innovative pedagogic practice are unlikely to be shortlisted. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence the ability to engage in scholarship in relation to teaching and learning in higher education.    

It is anticipated that some of the successful candidate’s time will be bought out by the Policy Institute in King’s College London, so you should be willing and able to work with the high performing Evidence Development and Incubation Team (EDIT) in a fast-paced research environment. Here, you will deliver evaluations of programmes relating to employment, criminal justice, education, social care, social justice and inclusion, and build your own portfolio of research and evaluation projects to contribute to the team’s mission. Therefore, you will have expertise in social policy issues, be a skilled project manager, and a strong written and verbal communicator with a demonstrated commitment to evidence-based policy.  

King’s is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, people of different ages, the LGBT+ community and people with disabilities. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract and is available as a full-time opportunity (35 hours per week). Our core hours are 09:00 until 17:00, however we are open to flexibility within this, which can be discussed at the offer stage if you are successful.  

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract 

This is a full-time post 100% full time equivalent

Key responsibilities

  • To provide high-quality teaching in quantitative methods, policy evaluation and related modules in management, economics and public policy; and offer particular knowledge and expertise in relation to the higher education sector. 
  • To develop and implement creative and authentic methods to assess student learning and provide feedback that is timely, relevant and appropriate.
  • To take a role in the planning, organisation, and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • To supervise student dissertations and provide support and guidance on academic and pastoral issues by acting as a Personal Tutor to students.
  • To engage with relevant pedagogic research and scholarship and contribute to the enhancement of learning and teaching practices within the School.
  • To carry out administrative duties as requested by the Head of Department.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

The successful candidate is expected to model the King’s principles in action: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/our-culture

Skills, knowledge, and experience 

Essential criteria

1.       PhD in management, economics or a related field 

2.       Fellowship of the HEA, or profile to be able to secure it within two years of appointment 

3.       Experience in the development and/or delivery of effective learning activities for students who are learning policy evaluation and quantitative methods (UG and/or PGT level) 

4.       Evidence of educational scholarship and its dissemination  

5.       Experience of administration and citizenship activities within a department, institution or discipline     

Desirable criteria

1.       Ability to work on own initiative and develop and implement project plans for complex projects; and engage actively with opportunities for funding, including preparing competitive or sole supplier bids  

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