Chair/Professor in Conflict, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs

Job Reference : HUM-13196
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 24/01/2019
Salary : Professorial Scale 9E to D
Employment Type : Permanent
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration :

This Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) now celebrating its 10th Year Anniversary continues to expand both its research and teaching portfolio. This professorial appointment is designed to contribute significantly to the Institutes continued success, and take a lead strategic and administrative role in the HCRI. The post will reinforce existing strengths in the field of Conflict, Peace and Humanitarian Affairs, and is intended to make a significant contribution to research and research-informed teaching capacity in this area.

This professorial appointment is a permanent teaching and research position, open to senior academics working in the connected fields of Peace and Conflict Studies, Development and Humanitarian Studies, Anthropology, Sociology,  International Relations and Politics (as befits the inter-disciplinary character of HCRI). They should be pursuing a theoretically innovative and critical research and methodological agenda. They should have a specific interest in the role of the UN, humanitarian organisations or relevant actors and issues. The position is open to outstanding candidates from any of the social sciences relevant to the broad questions of how best to engage scholars, practitioners, non-governmental organisations (NGO) partners, and policy makers in a sustained intellectual engagement to facilitate improvements in international crisis response, international and local forms of peacebuilding, peacemaking and statebuilding.

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, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community who are currently under-represented at this level in this area. Additionally as the School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, we would particularly welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. 

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Bertrand Taithe, HCRI Executive Director


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

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

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This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.