Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies

The University of Manchester - School of Arts Languages and Cultures

Closing Date : 21/05/2017
Employment Type : Permanent
Duration : Permanent from 1 July 2017
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
School/Directorate : School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Division : Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Hours Per week : Full time
Salary : £49,772 to £59,400 per annum according to relevant experience and qualifications.
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : HUM-09979 

This post is part of an expansion in the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) is designed to reinforce existing strengths in the field of Humanitarian Studies, is intended to make a significant contribution to research and teaching capacity in this area. This senior lectureship is a permanent teaching and research position, and will conduct rigorous, in-depth research and analysis on the impact and outcomes of contemporary and historical humanitarian action. You are expected to provide course development for new and existing postgraduate taught and undergraduate programmes within HCRI. You are expected to provide high quality teaching in the Institute, where the curriculum emphasises research-informed teaching. You will be asked to design additional modules around their research interests.

We are particularly interested in applicants who adopt an anthropological, ethnographic, or medical-anthropological lens to humanitarian action, or whose research interests can engage with and span the Institute’s range of health, disaster management and conflict response in the context of humanitarian action. Senior Lectureship applicants must have a relevant PhD and proven track record of high quality publications, excellent teaching, evidence of academic leadership, a track record of obtaining research grant income, and supervision of doctoral students as well as experience of administration/ management. Also experience in informing policy development and NGO engagement would be a desirable. 

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Roger Mac Ginty, HCRI Executive Director, at or Dr Birte Vogel, HCRI Director of Teaching, at

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area.  All appointments will be made on merit.  

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Roger Mac Ginty, HCRI Executive Director



Name: Dr Birte Vogel, HCRI Director of Teaching,


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

Date of external posting: Wednesday 19 April 2017

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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