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Lecturer in Development Studies (Education)

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Location: Bloomsbury, London

Hours: 35 hours per week

SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS University of London is positioned to play a leading role in reimagining higher education globally, with a new strategic plan in place as the basis for the renewal and revitalisation of the School which commits SOAS to both student responsiveness and research intensity. SOAS is moving towards a new model of international partnerships which is responsive to the transnational character of our global challenges.

About the Department:

We offer a range of degree programmes on-campus and online, bringing together a cross- and interdisciplinary approach that combines political-economy, economics, politics, anthropology, sociology and history amongst others.

Our academic staff create an intellectually engaged and challenging space across the many branches of Development Studies (including migration and displacement, conflict, humanitarian action, labour, political ecology, and aid and institutions).

About the Role

The Department of Development Studies is looking to recruit a talented interdisciplinary scholar with an excellent teaching and research record who will contribute to the mission of the Department, as one of the leading development studies departments in the world. This is an Academic Education Route (teaching) position.

The department is looking for a candidate with strong expertise in political economy and/or development economics. Within that broad expertise, preference will be given to those candidates who also have expertise on violence and conflict.

The successful candidate must be able to teach a range of modules at the undergraduate and postgraduate level for both on-campus and distance learning; as well as support research projects undertaken by MSc and PhD students. 

You can find further information on the key criteria for the role in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities, which can be found on the SOAS website.

To apply, please click the ‘Apply’ button, above.

Closing date: 19th September 2023

Interviews to be held: TBC

Further information

If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact [email protected]

‘Successful candidates will need to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with SOAS, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006’. for the duration of their contract

For information on how and why SOAS processes personal data about its job applicants, please read our Job Applicant Notice.

We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, Black, Asian, other minority ethnic and underrepresented groups from within the UK and beyond. All appointment decisions will be made on merit, following a fair and competitive process.

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