Lecturer in Political Economy of Development

SOAS University of London - Department of Development Studies

This post is fixed-term for 12 months, immediate start.

The role and its responsibilities

We are recruiting a scholar with an excellent research record, or outstanding research potential, and knowledge of economic development/political economy and with an interest in the interdisciplinary field of international development. We welcome applications from people with any specialist interest in economic development. We will assess candidates on their potential as much as demonstrable experience. The successful candidate will have a strong geographical specialisation in a developing economy country or region. We particularly encourage applicants with a background in the more heterodox traditions of development political economy.

You will primarily contribute to teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate modules on the Political Economy of Development, including convening the first year BA module Introduction to the Political Economy of Development. Ability to teach on the War to Peace Transitions course would be an advantage but this is not a fundamental requirement. You will work closely with the Head of Department and relevant Programme Convenors. And you will be encouraged to pursue your research and publication agenda.

Skills and experience

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject and a strong record of (or potential for) excellence in research. You will show evidence of enthusiasm for teaching and an interest in the mission of SOAS and the Department of Development Studies

Further information

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Christopher Cramer, cc10@soas.ac.uk or 020 7898 4492

Competitive benefits package

As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

Please note that successful candidates who have not yet completed their PhD will be appointed on Grade 7 (£32,548 - £38,833 per annum inclusive of London Allowance), and regraded to Grade 8 on successful completion of their PhD.

About the Department of Development Studies

Development Studies attracts large numbers of students to its BA and MSc programmes each year. The key to its success is the commitment of academic staff, and their distinct blend of critical analysis of mainstream development thinking, high quality teaching and engagement in practical development activities.

For further information https://www.soas.ac.uk/development/

To apply for this vacancy or download a job description, please click the 'apply' button below. 

Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.

Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 30th October 2017

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact hr-recruitment@soas.ac.uk.

We are working to achieve a diverse and representative workforce at all levels within SOAS University of London. Black and Minority Ethnic groups are actively encouraged to apply for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level.

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