The Constitution Unit


Join us: Lecturer / Associate Professor in British and Comparative Politics

17 December 2020

A new job opportunity to work at the Constitution Unit and UCL Department of Political Science

We are hiring

Do you have strong research interests in UK constitutional politics? Do you want an academic teaching job where your research will have impact in both the academic world and on the reform of political institutions? If so, 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;
  • deliver high-quality teaching and student support in British politics and related topics, and contribute to the administration of the broader political science department;
  • contribute to the collective running of a busy research centre.

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.

Please access this link, for the full job details and list of essential and desirable selection criteria.

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

Closing date: 22 January 2021