Lecturer in Public Policy/ Administration

The University of Southampton


Politics & International Relations


Highfield Campus


£43,155 to £54,421
Per annum

Full Time Permanent

Closing Date:  

Friday 07 April 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Public Policy/Administration to further strengthen the thriving research, education and knowledge exchange culture of the Department of Politics and International Relations (PAIR) at the University of Southampton. The department has a world-leading reputation for its research in democratic governance and global political society, across areas such as political trust, democratic innovations, electoral behavior, environmental justice, global health, migration, and development. It has a strong reputation in the application of cutting-edge research methods, ranging from political ethnography to experimental social science.   

PAIR is currently home to several major ESRC and ERC grants, and hosts holders of UKRI Future Leader, British Academy Postdoctoral and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowships, and the Jean Monnet Chair in European Security Governance. The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities. It hosts the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods.    

The role   

We are seeking to recruit a candidate with expertise in the fields of public administration and public policy. We are particularly interested in recruiting candidates who can complement our existing strengths in: leadership and public management; comparative public policy; democratic innovation and digital governance; migration, health and development policy.    

All applicants will have expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative research methods.   

You will contribute to the educational activities of PAIR through delivering innovative, research-led instruction, designing, and marking assignments and examination papers, and through supporting an engaged learning community. You will contribute to the design and delivery of our growing MPA programme. You will also undertake internationally recognised research and work with others to seek research funding.   

About you  

You will have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in politics, public administration, or a cognate discipline, have a growing national and international reputation, publish in internationally leading academic journals, and possess the ability to plan, manage, organise and assess your own teaching contributions.  

It is expected that the start date of the appointment will be prior to 1st October 2023, but this is open to negotiation upon offer.  

For further information, you are welcome to contact the Head of Department, Professor Russell Bentley, by email [email protected] or by telephone 02380 592635. 

About the University 

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.   

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.  

Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] . Quote the advert reference 2209823CC on all correspondence. 

Further details:

We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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