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Lecturer in European Institutions, Politics & Policy

Jobs - Deadline : 02/13/2022



Subtitle : UCL - Department of Political Science/School of Public Policy

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Lecturer in European Institutions, Politics & Policy

Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will become Programme Director for the MSc in European Politics & Policy (EPP, 2022-23) and then the Director for a reformed MSc in European Politics, Policy and Law (EPPL, 2023-24 and beyond).  The new Programme Director is expected to work with colleagues in UCL’s Faculty of Laws and European Institute to recruit the first cohort of students for and launch the new EPPL MSc programme.  

The successful candidate will develop and teach on the new EPPL core module “The EU between Politics and Law: Integration, Politicisation and Legitimacy” as well as contributing to the Department’s teaching in European politics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level within their areas of expertise (determined in conjunction with Departmental needs).   

A description of the EPPL core module is provided in the job description.  

We especially welcome applications from candidates from under-represented backgrounds, and from candidates using a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches.

The Department of Political Science at UCL is a leading international centre for political research. It was ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all major fields of politics, as well as public management and public policy. This post plays a critical role in the strategic research plan of the Department, as well as the expansion of its postgraduate teaching provision, the new MSc in European Politics, Policy and Law. 

More details about the Department of Political Science and UCL can be found at below and at and

This post will commence on 1st September 2022.
Key Requirements
The successful candidate must have a PhD in Political Science or another relevant discipline with a specialisation in institutions, politics and/ or policy-making in European countries (candidates nearing completion may be considered).

Evidence of proven ability or potential for academic research of internationally-recognised calibre, experience of teaching relevant aspects of European Politics at undergraduate or postgraduate level and an excellent knowledge of relevant academic literatures is essential.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page :

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below. 

Further information on the Department of Political Science, including research clusters and teaching programmes, is available on our website ( political-science). 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ben Lauderdale ( 

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Ajay Patel, Staffing & Finance Manager to the Department of Political Science, School of Public Policy, (

When applying please include a CV and a cover letter which should include a statement of research and teaching interests. Please do not submit any papers at this stage as they will not be looked at.

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, LGBTQ+ people, people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, especially women.

UCL Taking Action for Equality
We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date : 13 Feb 2022
Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59
Interview date : Late March / Early April 2022


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