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Reference: 76837

Date Added: 19 December 2020
Closing Date: 22 January 2021

Job Title: Lecturer / Associate Professor in British and Comparative Politics

Working For: The Department of Political Science/Constitution Unit, UCL

Location: London

Salary: Grade 8 £44,737 - £52,764 per annum or Grade 9 £57,342 - £62,346 per annum. Plus £8,000 per annum Market Supplement

Job Details

Do you have strong research interests in UK constitutional politics? Do you want your work to have impact in both the academic world and on the reform of political institutions?

This is an opportunity to join both a top academic research centre and a world-leading university political science department.

The Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy at UCL is seeking to fill a position in British and Comparative Politics, either at the Lecturer or Associate Professor level. The successful candidate will join and contribute to the work of the Constitution Unit, which for 25 years has conducted timely, rigorous, independent research into constitutional matters, regularly contributing to policy and media debates. Unit publications include reports, books, and articles in both academic journals and mainstream media, and it has a widely-read newsletter, blog and lively social media presence.

The role

The successful candidate will:
conduct high-quality research and produce publications relevant to the interests of the Constitution Unit;

  • engage outside users and beneficiaries in developing, executing and disseminating this research, in order to influence policy and public debates;
  • contribute to the collective running of a busy research centre;
  • deliver high-quality teaching and student support in British politics and related topics, and contribute to the administration of the broader political science department.

The person

The ideal applicant will have:

  • a PhD in political science or related subject;
  • commitment to high-quality research;
  • research expertise on topics relevant to the Constitution Unit: e.g. legislatures, judicial politics, territorial politics/devolution, executive and civil service, institutions of public participation (electoral systems, referendums, citizens’ assemblies);
  • experience of conducting research that feeds into policy-making;
  • experience of teaching British politics or related topics at university level;
  • experience of managing externally-facing research activities such as public seminars, blogs or websites;
  • ability both to work independently and as part of small and large teams, and to manage junior research staff.

For more information about the Constitution Unit and its work: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/constitution-unit/ 

Closing Date: 22 January 2021

Interview/Start Dates

Start date 1 September 2021.

Application Details

Please access the link: 


for the full job details and list of essential and desirable selection criteria.

Website: https://www.ucl.ac.uk

Additional Notes