Deputy Director - Institute for Global Health and Development

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh - School Of Health Sciences

Fixed Term Contract until March 2020

The Institute for Global Health and Development is a multi-disciplinary centre for postgraduate education and research addressing contemporary health and development challenges in low and middle income countries. Marked by a commitment to critical thinking, practice engagement, and social justice, over its more than twenty-five year history it has equipped over five hundred Masters and doctoral alumni from sub-Saharan Africa, South and East Asia, Europe and Americas for work in the health, development and humanitarian sectors.

This new position provides an excellent opportunity for leadership in the strategic development of IGHD as a major player in the field of global health and development. The position is established with the part-time secondment of the Director, Professor Alastair Ager, to serve as Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for International Development for three years. The postholder will provide academic leadership in the strategic development of the Institute in line with its academic strategy, leading a senior team with delegated authority in relation to an innovative, accessible, blended Masters programme; world leading research clusters; and a flexible, nurturing doctoral scheme.

The appointment is initially for a period of three years, with the potential for extension beyond this period. For an exceptional candidate, appointment at Professorial grade may be possible.

Informal enquires, without obligation, are welcome and should be directed in the first instance by email to Professor Alastair Ager, Director, IGHD at

Should you wish to apply for this vacancy please visit our vacancies page and complete an application online.

If you have any queries regarding the application process or require any special assistance please contact Human Resources on 0131 474 0000 or email

Interviews for the position are preliminarily scheduled for the week beginning 12th June 2017, and candidates are requested to seek to ensure their availability for this period.

Completed application forms should be returned by Monday 29th May 2017.

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