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Associate Professor (Research and Education) in Public Policy / Public Administration / Public Management / Political Institutions

University of Birmingham - Institute of Local Government Studies

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £51,799 to £60,022 p.a. Grade 9
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 20th May 2022
Closes: 30th September 2022
Job Ref: 99698

School of Government

College of Social Sciences

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK 

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £51,799 to £60,022, with potential progression once in post to £78,265  

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) in the School of Government at the University of Birmingham seeks outstanding candidates who will provide high level contributions to education and research.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to have an established reputation and recognition from key stakeholders in research and education activities, based on substantial achievements which have influence in the discipline, policy or practice. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with research and teaching expertise in the following sub-disciplines:

  • Governance, devolution or federalism
  • Policy processes and challenges
  • Co-production, democratic participation or social Innovation
  • Public sector economics, strategic management or performance management
  • Evidence, impact and innovative research methodologies

With over 50 years of experience working with local and (inter)national governments and the public sector, INLOGOV creates new thinking with public practitioners and is the leading UK centre for the study of public management, policy and governance.  We seek colleagues who can both undertake pioneering research and develop exciting and intellectually stimulating teaching. In return, INLOGOV provides a supportive and collegial environment, enabling colleagues to engage internationally, strengthen networks and deliver excellent teaching, research and impact.

We offer an exciting range of postgraduate degree programmes, with a thriving doctoral research community.  Our postgraduate programmes include a full-time on-campus Public Management MSc, an on-line Master of Public Administration, a blended Executive Apprenticeship in Public Leadership and Management, MOOCs and micro-credentials, and postgraduate research degrees. We pride ourselves with offering interdisciplinary research-driven teaching to a diverse and expanding student community.

Building on our rich history of research addressing the institutional and political life of local government and public management, our research now reaches beyond these traditional structures and actors to address governance, democracy, leadership, participation, policy-making and service delivery at and across multiple scales and issues.   

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD), or close to completion, or equivalent qualifications.
  • An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality. 
  • An excellent national reputation and a developing international profile through significant original research work and a clear record of impact.  
  • Demonstrated significant achievement in management and administration-related activities, which may include leadership of activities/initiatives.

Informal enquiries are welcomed – please contact one of the following: Jason Lowther (Director of INLOGOV) at J.Lowther@bham.ac.uk  or Professor René Lindstädt (Head of School of Government) at R.Lindstaedt@bham.ac.uk

Closing date:  30.9.22 (We will start reviewing applications on 30th June and will invite for interview shortly thereafter if we have a sufficient number of suitable applicants. If all positions are filled prior to the final closing date (30 Sept), we may close the advert, so we encourage early applications).   

Reference: 99698

To download the details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below, please quote the appropriate Job Ref 99698 in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

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