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Lecturer in International Social/Public Policy

University of Bristol - Policy Studies

Location: Bristol
Salary: £41,732 to £46,974 Grade J
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd February 2024
Closes: 24th March 2024
Job Ref: ACAD107231

The role

The School for Policy Studies at the University of Bristol is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in International Social/Public Policy. In line with the strategic development and expansion of our research and teaching programmes we are seeking individuals of a high calibre who will contribute to a dynamic, ambitious and collegial environment that is at the forefront of intellectual developments within our interdisciplinary School

The School for Policy Studies has an exceptional reputation for teaching, research and public engagement. In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) over 95% of research in social work and social policy was rated world-leading or internationally excellent (Social Work and Social Policy). In the QS World Rankings we are consistently ranked in the top 30 worldwide and top ten in the UK. 

Our undergraduate programmes in criminology, social policy and childhood studies are consistently top rated in national league tables.  We also deliver a Masters in Public Policy, which attracts students from across the globe, and Masters in Policy Research/Social Work Research. Our policy programmes have a strongly global, comparative and international component. The School has also been a member of two successive rounds of the National Institute of Health Research School for Social Care Research (SSCR) and will be a member in the upcoming SSCR4.

What will you be doing?

The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching on our undergraduate programmes in Social Policy and International Social and Public Policy, and our MSc in Public Policy, and will enhance our research profile.

The role will also include supervision of post-graduate research students and dissertation supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  

The appointee would contribute to the School’s extensive research programme by engaging in externally funded research, working independently and/or in collaboration with colleagues, and producing high quality published outputs for academic and other relevant audiences.

You should apply if

The School welcomes applications from candidates in any area of social or public policy with an international or global focus, but we would particularly welcome applications from individuals with the following areas of expertise:

  • Digital policy
  • Digital era public services
  • Metric society and social policy
  • Algorithmic governance
  • Digital health
  • Human and planetary health
  • Migration, conflict and health

The successful candidate will be expected to evidence a strong commitment to teaching and research and be willing to actively contribute to the administration and development of the School as a whole.

Additional information

Interviews will take place within week commencing 22nd April 2024.

For informal queries about the role olease contact:

Professor Karen West (Head of School). Lead Recruiter
Email: sps-hos@bristol.ac.uk

OR

Professor Christina Pantazis (Deputy Head of School)
Email: c.pantazis@bristol.ac.uk

Our strategy and mission

We recently launched our strategy to 2030 tying together our mission, vision and values.

The University of Bristol aims to be a place where everyone feels able to be themselves and do their best in an inclusive working environment where all colleagues can thrive and reach their full potential. We want to attract, develop, and retain individuals with different experiences, backgrounds and perspectives – particularly people of colour, LGBT+ and disabled people - because diversity of people and ideas remains integral to our excellence as a global civic institution.

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