Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Methods

University College London

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Teaching, Teaching Support and Examination Support
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Hybrid (20% – 80% on site)
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UCL’s Department of Political Science & School of Public Policy offers you a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of politics, including international relations, political theory, human rights, public policy-making and administration. The Department is recognized for its world-class research and policy impact, ranking second in the UK in the latest Guardian rankings on research excellence in politics.

Over 150 people make up the Department of Political Science including academic, teaching, and research staff, professional services, and MPhil/PhD students (for an overview of our research, see

The Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy at UCL is seeking to fill a fixed term contract cover position, Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Quantitative Methods.

The Associate Lecturer (Teaching) will contribute to teaching several of the quantitative methods modules delivered by the department to undergraduate and postgraduate students. These are likely to include contributions to PUBL0050 Causal Inference (PGT) and PUBL0099 Quantitative Text Analysis for Social Sciences (PGT). The overall workload will be set in line with the workload model that applies to all staff.

The role will include lecture and seminar teaching, student experience and support activity and personal tutoring. The post holder will also be expected to hold office hours each week as required. The role also has an allocation of time for research and professional development.

The appointed candidate will be provided with all required module materials, including reading lists, essay questions, seminar plans, and lecture slides. The post holder will also be expected to hold office hours each week during term time. The role also has an allocation of time for research and professional development.

For informal queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact [email protected]

The salary will be on the UCL Grade 7 scale, £45,021 – £48,763 (inclusive of London Allowance).

The appointment is a full-time, fixed term appointment covering buyouts taken by permanent staff, and will run from 1 January 2024 to 31 August 2024.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in political science or related subject International Relations or current enrolment in a PhD programme in Political Science, or related subject , and excellent knowledge of academic literature.

Enhanced by clear communication skills, with a flexible approach independently, and as part of a team are essential.

Responding constructively, listening and supporting with compassion as well as anticipating issues to adjust processes where necessary will also be key to this position.

When completing your application please provide a brief statement of yourself in the Summary field with a full cover note and the specific criteria responses as attachment documents to your application.

As well as the exciting opportunities this role presents we also offer some great benefits some of which are below:

  • 41 Days holiday (including 27 days annual leave 8 bank holiday and 6 closure days)
  • Hybrid Final Salary Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
  • On-Site nursery
  • On-site gym
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • Employee assistance programme: Staff Support Service
  • Discounted medical insurance

As London’s Global University, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation, and we want our community to represent the diversity of the world’s talent. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where we all belong.

We encourage applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at UCL including but, not exclusive, to disabled, D/deaf and neurodiverse people, LGBT+ people, people from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, especially women

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