Job reference: HUM-024731
Salary: Professorial Scale
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Permanent
Division/Team: Global Development Institute
Hours Per Week: Full Time / (1 FTE)
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 14/06/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development

Job Description

The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a senior colleague as Reader/Professor in Climate Change Governance and/or Politics (Teaching and Research) with a focus on development within the Global Development Institute (GDI). This post will enhance the GDI’s research, teaching and knowledge engagement capacity in climate change governance and/or politics in relation to global development. The GDI has made significant advances in research and policy across the field of global development, including on issues of environmental change, conservation, extractive industries, natural resource governance and agrarian change. This new appointment is expected to lead a further extension of this work into the field of climate change, with a particular focus on governance and/or politics at and across multiple levels.

The University welcomes applications from exceptional candidates who can make significant contributions to research and research-informed teaching that complements existing offerings in GDI and the School of Environment, Development and Education that it is located within. The post-holder will join GDI’s Resources, Environment and Development research group and contribute to climate-related teaching and programme development.

Applications are welcomed from appropriately qualified candidates in all areas of climate change governance and/or politics in relation to global development, but particularly from candidates with a track record of high-quality research, research grant capture and knowledge exchange. Prior experience of relevant postgraduate and/or undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research supervision will also be expected.

The University invites applications for the above post which is tenable from 1st August 2024.

Salary will be Grade 8 (£57,696  to £68,857)  per annum / Grade 9 (from £69,562) per annum, according to relevant experience.

Interviews will be held in July 2024.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.           

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Name: Sam Hickey


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.

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