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Associate Professor in Governance and Development and Director

University of Birmingham - School of Government, College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £84,644 (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th September 2023
Closes: 30th November 2023
Job Ref: 102156

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £56,021 to £64,914 with potential progression once in post to £84,644

Grade 9

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Job Summary

The School of Government at the University of Birmingham welcomes applications at Professor or Associate Professor level from candidates with research and teaching interests in governance and development. The appointed candidate would also serve as Director of the Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC).

The Centre’s core mission is to get research findings into the hands of policy-makers and practitioners quickly, and in a form they can use. The successful candidate will lead the Centre’s specialist team of researchers and analysts and be responsible for the strategic expansion of the Centre and its impact work. They will also be tasked with developing and implementing a dynamic vision for Centre’s future. Their role will encompass thought leadership, horizon-scanning, fundraising, and strategic relationship-building across the worlds of international development research, policy, and practice.

Main Responsibilities

You will contribute across the range of teaching and learning activities:

  • making a significant contribution to the pedagogical knowledge base of the subject that advances teaching through the enhancement of practice, the development of teaching resources and/or through practice-based research; 
  • leading on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning, including designing innovative approaches to digital resources/environments and supporting colleagues to use them that are innovative to the subject area or institution;
  • leading on curriculum design at module and programme level to ensure it is contemporary, inclusive, engaging and academically challenging;
  • actively engaging students in curriculum design and sharing evidence of “what works”;
  • making an impactful, high quality contribution to debates about education policy, methods and practices through internal and external publications, subject societies and conference activity

Person Specification

  • Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD or one close to completion) or equivalent qualifications.

Informal enquiries are welcomed – please contact one of the following: Professor René Lindstädt (Head School of Government) at R.Lindstaedt@bham.ac.uk; Professor David Hudson (Head IDD) at d.e.hudson@bham.ac.uk and/or Professor Fiona Nunan (Professor of Environment and Development) at f.nunan@bham.ac.uk.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the 'Apply' button above.

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