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Job reference: HUM-024732
Salary: £36,024 to £56,021 per annum, depending on grade/ experience
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): 15/05/2024
Contract Duration: Permanent
School/Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development

Job Description

The University of Manchester seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Global Development – Poverty and Inequality (Teaching and Research) within the Global Development Institute (GDI). This post will enhance the GDI’s research and teaching capacity in global development, in particular on the theoretical and empirical analysis of poverty and inequality and their relationship to local, national and global development processes. The GDI has made significant advances in research and policy on poverty, inequality and social protection through the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (2000-2010), the Brooks World Poverty Institute (2006-2016), the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre (2011-2020) and the ongoing African Cities Research Consortium (2020-2027). This new appointment is expected to contribute to and help lead the next iteration of policy focused research and teaching at GDI on these critical areas. The University welcomes applications from exceptional candidates who can make significant contributions to research and research-informed teaching that complements and extends existing offerings in GDI. The successful candidate will ideally have strong quantitative skills and must have the capacity and commitment to work closely with colleagues from multiple disciplines in an interdisciplinary context.

Applications are welcomed from appropriately qualified candidates in all areas of global development, but particularly from candidates with a track record of high-quality research and teaching on issues related to poverty and inequality and their implications for sustainable development in the Global South. A focus on the measurement of poverty and inequality would be an advantage, particularly within the context of a broader and critical approach to the analysis of poverty. In addition, prior experience of relevant postgraduate and/or undergraduate teaching and postgraduate research supervision will be expected.

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

Salary will be £36,024 to £56,021 per annum according to grade and relevant experience.

Interviews will be held in June 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 opportunity 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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Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Sam Hickey, Head of the GDI


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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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