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Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies (Teaching & Research)
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-018848

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 31/05/2022

Salary: Lecturer £37,467 to £51,799 or Senior Lecturer £53,348 to £63,668 per annum depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Permanent

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

Division: Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

Hours per week: Full time

Contract Duration: Starting from 1 August 2022

School / Directorate: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) for the post of Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests can engage with and span the Institute’s range of health, disaster management and conflict response in the context of humanitarian action. HCRI is a multidisciplinary institute, and we welcome applications that illustrate a commitment to or experience of crossing disciplinary boundaries.

You will conduct teaching and research that contributes to HCRI’s undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in humanitarian and conflict response, in face-to-face, online and hybrid formats. One component of this post will relate to the collaboration between Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), HCRI, and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Together these institutions have designed and delivered a higher education programme for MSF personnel called the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP). You will deliver teaching and course units within the Masters’ level LEAP programme which can be taken part-time within the MSc Humanitarian Practice, or as shorter standalone continuing professional development (CPD) courses. The LEAP programme delivers a wide range of courses via a blended learning approach which provides humanitarian professionals with the most flexibility in their learning experience; this includes online, synchronous and asynchronous distance learning, and residential intensive periods, thereby recognising the extremely demanding schedules and specificity of MSF staff.

The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies post is suited to mid-career research-focussed academics (advanced Lecturer or Senior Lecturer), and not entry-level candidates. You must have a relevant PhD (or equivalent), proven track record of high-quality publications, excellent teaching, evidence of academic leadership, track record of obtaining research grant income, and supervision of doctoral students as well as experience of administration/ management. Experience in informing policy development and NGO engagement would also be desirable.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons and all appointments will be made on merit. 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.                                                      

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

Blended working arrangements may be considered       

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 Larissa Fast


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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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