University of Manchester lectureship in Politics - Quantitative data and methods

The University of Manchester invites applications for a lectureship in Politics. The post is tenable from 1 April 2014 (with teaching to commence in September 2014).

Salary will be £33,320 to £45,941 per annum according to relevant experience.

Deadline for applications is 5/1/14

About Q-Step
Q-Step is a £19.5 million programme designed to promote a step-change in quantitative
social science training. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England
(HEFCE). For more information go to

Person Specification:
Essential attributes:
* A background in Politics. Applicants should have (or be about to complete) a PhD in
Politics or a related discipline.
* A track record of research and publications with the application of quantitative
methods within Politics or a related discipline commensurate to the candidate's
career stage.
* A commitment to designing, leading and delivering high quality teaching using
quantitative data and methods in Politics and/or related disciplines.
* Experience of using survey datasets in research.
* The ability to communicate complex concepts from quantitative research to an
undergraduate audience.

Desirable attributes:
* A track record of using innovative techniques to teach quantitative methods and to
present quantitative material.
* A track record in working collegially and across disciplines.
* A strong commitment to teaching quantitative methods and concepts to students
with a wide range of backgrounds and previous experience.
* Experience of using large datasets in teaching.
* A strong commitment (both substantive and methodological) to theoretically
informed empirical social science.
* The ability to contribute to substantive research agendas on-going within the
Department and related research institutes in the School.

A full set of Further Particulars is available:

Further inquiries can be made to Head of Politics, Prof Andrew Russell (email: