Lecturer: Education and International Development

University College London - Department for Education, Practice and Society

The Department of Education, Practice and Society (EPS) is a thriving multidisciplinary department at the UCL Institute of Education. Its new Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) was launched in June 2017, bringing together a large community of scholars, students and alumni, with research and teaching on education and international development, including the contribution of education to social justice, equalities, peacebuilding, health and wellbeing, migration, gender and women’s empowerment. This an exciting opportunity to combine research and teaching, with a particular focus on education, gender and development in Africa.

The postholder will contribute to MA teaching, including leading a new module in African Studies in Education, contribute curriculum development on the MA pathway programme in African Studies and Education, and undertake PhD student supervision. They will contribute to CEID’s research portfolio, and a significant part of the post for 5 years will be within the qualitative research team for CoVAC (Contexts of Violence in Adolescence Cohort Study) – a collaboration between LSHTM, UCL Institute of Education, Raising Voices and researchers in Uganda.

The post requires a PhD in a social science or cognate discipline, and evidence of excellent scholarship in education, gender and international development, with in depth knowledge of education in Africa. Expertise in ethnographic research with young people is essential, along with the ability to coordinate and collaborate in diverse teams. The ideal candidate will have a track record of teaching successfully at higher education, bringing innovation and research into teaching and curriculum development.

This post requires regular travel to Uganda, including for intensive periods of fieldwork (two months in 2018, and one month in each of 2019, 2020, 2021) – overall 40% of time over 5 years will be allocated to this research. This post is available from 1st April 2018.

UCL vacancy reference: 1706423

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. The salary range will be £43,023 to £50,753 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you would like to have further information or to discuss the post, please contact  Jenny Parkes: jenny.parkes@ucl.ac.uk or Elaine Unterhalter: e.unterhalter@ucl.ac.uk .

Interview Date: TBC

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