Following recent successes The Global Development Institute is looking to expand through the recruitment of staff in key strategic areas to further increase research income and capacity.
This post will build on existing strengths in analysing contemporary processes of environment and development, particularly in the context of rural transformation resulting from technological, demographic and economic change. The post may engage with both ‘global’ processes associated with environment and development and context-specific analysis of environmental and associated change in the Global South. We are keen to build on our existing strengths in the analysis of environment and development using approaches informed by political economy and political ecology.
The post may contribute to efforts in GDI to understand changing relationships between ‘urban’ and ‘rural’ societies and their implications for livelihoods and food security. Potentially it will link to the emerging agenda of the ‘nexus’ of food-energy-water and the person appointed will be expected to play a role in linking GDI with other disciplines at Manchester and partner institutions (e.g. through N8 https://www.n8agrifood.ac.uk/) in advancing collaborative work in this field.
Lecturer applicants must have a relevant PhD, some high quality publications and be able to provide excellent teaching.
Senior Lecturer applicants must have a relevant PhD and a proven track record of high quality publications, excellent teaching, evidence of academic leadership, research grant income potential, successful supervision of doctoral students, and experience of administration/management.
As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. As we are committed to the principles of the Race Equality Charter Mark, we would particularly welcome applications from the black and minority ethnic (BME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. All appointments will be made on merit.
Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies
Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Diana Mitlin, Managing Director, Global Development Institute
Tel: 0161 275 4499
Tel: 0161 850 2004
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date