Senior Lecturer in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Job Description

This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Lecturer in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) to join the University of Sheffield, a world top 100 University.
You will be responsible for directing and delivering core modules on the University’s new undergraduate programme in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), coordinated by the Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI). The first intake of students will be in September 2021.
You may also contribute to the delivery of the MA in Social Research, as well as doctoral training for PhD students in the Faculty of Social Sciences. There are also other leadership opportunities within the SMI.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent experience), a strong publication record, and a commitment and enthusiasm for working within an interdisciplinary environment. You will have proven teaching ability in a relevant field, ideally with expertise in public policy or political economy and the ability to teach methods relating to policy analysis and/or programme evaluation. Experience directing or teaching on a PPE-based programme is highly desired.

The SMI comprises an interdisciplinary community of methods-orientated researchers with links to a wide range of departments within the Faculty of Social Sciences and also to other faculties of the university. SMI staff disciplinary specialisms include: political science, economics, sociology, geography, organisation studies and education. The SMI currently offers two interdisciplinary undergraduate programmes (BSc in Quantitative Social Sciences, BA in Applied Social Sciences) and a postgraduate taught programme (MA in Social Research) that provides the foundation for doctoral-level study in the social sciences at the University. In addition, the SMI incorporates the Sheffield node of the ESRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Data Analytics and Society, which provides 4-year funded integrated MSc and PhDs in collaboration with a wide range of partner organisations including Ordnance Survey, Shelter, Tax Justice, South Yorkshire Police, and the Home Office. Finally, the SMI also coordinates and contributes a substantive proportion of doctoral-level training in research methods available to all PhD students in the Faculty of Social Sciences.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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