Associate Professorship of Development Studies

Grade 10a: £47,263 - £63,463 p.a.

Associate Professorship of Development Studies

The Oxford Department of International Development seeks applications for an Associate Professorship of Development Studies. This is a full-time position based at Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford. The post will be held in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at St Anne’s College based on Woodstock Road, Oxford.

The postholder will engage in research and contribute to the department's and University's reputation for research excellence. She/he will also develop courses and provide teaching and supervision to graduate students, take part in examining/assessment and contribute to the administration of the department and the governance of the College. Applicants should be scholars with a focus on one or more regions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East or pertaining to institutions of development in the Global South.

The appointee is expected to: 

• hold a doctorate in international development, politics, history, social anthropology, sociology, geography or a cognate discipline, with a bearing on development studies; 

• have an outstanding research and publication record, commensurate with her/his stage of academic career and informed by a critical and theoretically-grounded approach to development challenges; 

• have the ability and commitment to engage critically with issues pertaining to inter-disciplinarity and the politics of knowledge production in development; 

• have teaching experience in areas related to development at the postgraduate level, including thesis supervision; ability to teach high achieving graduate students from a range of different disciplinary backgrounds; and experience of assessment and administration of degree programmes; 

• demonstrate a record of securing competitive external funding for research, commensurate with her/his career stage; 

• have the ability and commitment to participate in the wider academic activities, as well as the administration and management of the Oxford Department of International Development and St Anne´s College; 

• show a proven ability to present research findings effectively to fellow academics, policy-makers, practitioners and other informed members of the public; 

• demonstrate ability and commitment to working effectively with colleagues as part of an interdisciplinary team.

As a supernumerary fellow of St Anne’s with Governing Body membership, the appointee will be a member of the College’s Senior Common room, receive an entertainment allowance of at least £222 per year and be entitled to meals in College. Additionally, an allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor Title. 

The successful candidate would be expected to join by 1st July 2020 or soon thereafter.

Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. 

Further information (including details about how to apply) can be obtained from the further particulars document below. Should prospective candidates have any queries, they can also contact the Recruitment Team using the email address below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on Friday 13th September 2019.

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Friday 13 September 2019 can be considered.