Professor in Public Policy and International Development

University of Bath - Social & Policy Sciences

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences is currently recruiting world class research leaders who can drive forward innovative and original policy research. As part of its recruitment strategy, it seeks to appoint a Professor in Public Policy and International Development in order to expand our research capability and teaching excellence. The Department is internationally known for the exceptional quality of its research and its highly ranked teaching programmes. As Professor, the successful candidate will play a key role shaping the future of public policy and international development research in the Department and across the University, and provide teaching leadership. The candidate will benefit from working in an environment which prioritises interdisciplinary, world-changing and world-leading research and has an established Centre for Development Studies and Centre for the Analysis of Social Policy, as well as the University’s Institute for Policy Research.

We are undertaking a UK and international search to recruit an academic leader with an established track record of independent and world-class scholarship that bridges public policy and international development, preferably from a political economy perspective. Candidates must have an outstanding record of publications in top rated international journals, a sustained record of attracting major research grants, significant experience of leading national and international research groups or networks, and auditable evidence of research impact or successful collaborations with non-academic partners. In applications, candidates are asked to provide a brief statement describing how they represent world-class rigour and significance, how their scholarship will enhance the activities of the Department, and in what ways they will provide academic leadership.

This is an exciting time to join a dynamic and successful Department carrying out cutting edge scholarship that engages with rapidly changing policy challenges. We welcome applications that bring public policy and international development together, and that complement the Department’s research strengths. These include but are not restricted to global poverty, inequality and wellbeing; human rights and social justice; environment, energy and climate policy; urbanisation and social policy; technology and digitalisation; institutional policy analysis and public governance; global value chains and production networks; ethics and religion; gender, race and ethnicity; age and disability. Given the global focus of the appointment, we are keen to hear from candidates who can provide expertise in comparative methodologies and interdisciplinary analysis.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our website to find out more about the Department’s research and teaching, and its three research centres: the Centre for Development Studies, the Centre for Analysis of Social Policy, and the Centre for Death and Society.

The University of Bath is based in an attractive, single-site campus that facilitates multi-disciplinary research. It is located on the edge of the World Heritage City of Bath and offers the lifestyle advantages of working and living in one of the most beautiful areas in the country.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Joe Devine by email or by telephone on +44(0)1225 383539; or to Professor Sarah White by email or by telephone on +44(0)1225 385298.

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

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