We’re recruiting

As the first step in further strengthening our brilliant team, this week we started advertising for a new education-focussed Assistant Professor (£42-50k). Soon we’ll be advertising for research and teaching academics at various grades – Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and full Professors – watch this space!

The Institute of Local Government Studies (INLOGOV) is the leading UK centre for the study of public service management, policy and governance. With over 50 years of experience working within local government and the public sector, INLOGOV creates the new thinking with public servants.  INLOGOV sits in the School of Government, which is one of the largest in the United Kingdom – home to more than 80 full-time academic staff, more than 1,200 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, and more than 70 doctoral researchers. The School is intellectually vibrant with an excellent record in both research and teaching.


INLOGOV offers a range of postgraduate degree programmes, at Masters, diploma and certificate levels, with a thriving doctoral research community.  Our taught postgraduate programmes include a full-time on-campus Public Management MSc, an on-line Masters of Public Administration, a blended Degree Apprenticeship in Public Leadership and Management, and study opportunities for research degrees (MPhil or PhD).    


INLOGOV’s teaching is informed by a robust and innovative research agenda.  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.
The successful post holder will be enthusiastic about teaching and able to teach students from new graduates to experienced professionals in areas such as public management and service delivery, policy making and implementation, participation and democracy, governance and devolution, or public sector economics and finance.  The post holder will teach on campus and online.  A range of CPD opportunities will be available.  

Role Summary

You will contribute to a range of education-related activities.  In addition, you will be expected to demonstrate academic citizenship, developing and maintaining mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students, and ensuring the way you carry out your role impacts positively on how others carry out theirs. 

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience and employability.  The role will also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods. 

You will be expected to advance teaching and learning practice in your modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic and pastoral support.  You will deliver excellent teaching that inspires students and is informed by discipline-based research. 

Management and administration is likely to include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement widening participation, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.
 

Person Specification

⦁    Normally, a higher Degree relevant to the discipline area (usually PhD), or equivalent qualifications.
⦁    Extensive teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
⦁    Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
⦁    Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others.

Teaching
⦁    Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes. 
⦁    Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues. 

Management Administration
⦁    Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes.
⦁    Ability to assess and organise resources effectively.
⦁    Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
⦁    Experience of championing Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in own work area.
⦁    Ability to monitor and evaluate the extent to which equality and diversity legislation, policies, procedures are applied. 
⦁    Ability to identify issues with the potential to impact on protected groups and take appropriate action.


Desirable areas of teaching experience 
Experience of teaching in one or more of the following areas:
⦁    Public management and service delivery
⦁    Policy making and implementation
⦁    Participation and democracy
⦁    Governance and devolution
⦁    Public sector economics and finance
 

For full details and to apply please see: https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobdetail.ftl?job=220000E2&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00&tzname=Europe%2FLondon

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Dr Karin Bottom, Head of Education ([email protected]) or Jason Lowther, Head of Department ([email protected]).

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