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Lecturer in Leadership, Development, Peace and Security Education

King's College London - Social Science & Public Policy

Location: London
Salary: £38,826 to £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 23rd November 2021
Closes: 4th January 2022
Job Ref: 037285
 

Salary: £38,826 - £45,649 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance

Contact details: Dr Eka Ikpe, Director African Leadership Centre, ekaette.ikpe@kcl.ac.uk

Job description

The African Leadership Centre, King’s College London, is a dynamic Unit based within the King’s School of Global Affairs that delivers postgraduate teaching, doctoral training and academic as well as policy-oriented research. The ALC focuses on the intellectual study of leadership within the fields of development, peacebuilding and security with attention to global South contexts. The Centre is committed to building a community of thought, policy and practice leaders and spaces for critical intellectual dialogues, debates and knowledge creation on its themes of focus.  
 
The ALC seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Leadership, Development, Peace and Security. The applicant will be an outstanding early career scholar with interdisciplinary expertise on the noted themes with empirical reflection on global South contexts. The postholder will contribute to research-led teaching, use of innovative approaches to enhance teaching, learning and student experience, supervision and marking to online and in-person student cohorts. The postholder will provide academic and pastoral support to postgraduate students at the ALC. The postholder will have opportunities to develop high-quality education-focused research. The Lecturer will themselves receive mentoring and support to further develop their skills and experience in education, academic administration and scholarship. 
 
The appointment is to the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), which is focused on the delivery of education, education-related scholarship, and leadership in education. Indicatively 80% of a staff member’s activities will be accounted for by a combination of teaching, supervision, student support, educational leadership and innovation, and administration; the remaining 20% will be dedicated to scholarship. Staff on the AEP are not contractually obliged to carry out research and will not have significant responsibility for research. Should the balance of the member of staff’s role change (for instance, if they are successful in obtaining grant funding) the workload balance and contract type would be reviewed.
The lecturer will join an interdisciplinary team currently working on a wide range of areas including leadership studies, international political economy, development economics, peace and security, regionalism studies, youth studies, memory studies, big data and international relations.   
 
Applicants should demonstrate evidence of relevant teaching and research experience, and fulfil the requirements as specified in the job advert available at the King’s College London application portal.  
 
This post is fixed-term and will report to the Director, African Leadership Centre.  
 
At King’s, we are deeply committed to equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity and inclusion in all our activities so that the university is an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation. King’s offers inclusive benefits to staff including flexible working, Enhanced Parental Leave, funds for Parents and Carers and the potential to join community staff networks. The ALC is committed to the provision of equality of opportunity and the recognition and promotion of diversity for all our students, staff and visitors. Our policies align with the College’s equalities policies, including efforts to build an anti-racist university as outlined in the King’s Race Equality Action Plan 2020-2024. We work to ensure that applicants from under-represented backgrounds and those with protected characteristics feel confident applying to work in our Centre. 
 
Fixed-term contract for 2 years.
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