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Assistant Professor (Research and Education) in Public Management and Public Policy

University of Birmingham - School of Government, College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £42,149 to £50,296. With potential progression once in post to £56,587 a year
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 25th May 2022
Closes: 30th September 2022
Job Ref: 99636

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) in the School of Government at the University of Birmingham seeks outstanding candidates who will contribute to the development of our disciplines.  The successful candidate(s) will be expected to have demonstrable achievements in research and education, which are recognised as such by stakeholders. All appointees will contribute to teaching and learning, academic leadership and management and citizenship. 

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.  Our vibrant international research community of early-career and established researchers help to address a range of important global challenges through work on sustainable mobility, institutional design, wellbeing and digitisation.

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD), or close to completion, or equivalent qualifications
    •    Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism
    •    Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research
    •    Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

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: 99636

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 99636 in all enquiries, alternatively information can be obtained from http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/staff/jobs/index.aspx

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