Professor of International Development (Emerging Economies)

London (Greater) (GB
 Competitive salary to be negotiated, minimum £70,629 per annum,
07 May 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Professor of International Development (Emerging Economies)

Department :  
 SSPP Faculty Office

The Department of International Development (DID), King's College London, is seeking internationally distinguished candidates with an outstanding track record in influential research, publications and academic leadership for the post of Professor in International Development (Emerging Economies). Expertise in political science or political economy is particularly sought, although any social science background will be considered. 

The successful candidate will contribute through their work and collaborations to strengthening the Department's existing research in middle-income developing countries, and will also play a crucial role in providing academic leadership and fostering research and educational excellence, taking on senior administrative roles, including Head of Department, as required. 

Candidates should be familiar with the Higher Education context in the UK, and should have proven excellence in and commitment to promoting and advancing high-quality teaching and learning through curriculum development and the management, delivery and monitoring of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

The appointee will also promote research excellence and foster a supportive research culture, contributing to the research profile of the Department, Faculty and College through high quality publications and presentations. They will have a strong dedication to collegiality and to mentorship of junior colleagues. 

DID has a different agenda to 'traditional' development studies. In keeping with its origins as a King's Global Institute, DID specifically focuses on the middle-income developing countries or the rapidly changing 'emerging economies' where foreign aid is largely irrelevant. Research at the Department seeks to explore critical perspectives on economic growth, modernisation and 'progress' and to do so by exploring context-specific economic, social and political change in these countries rather than applying prescriptive models of development. This post will form part of our investment in strengthening and deepening our research profile and the student experience in International Development at King's. 

This post will be offered on an indefinite basis. 

This is a full time post. 

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview, scheduled for 26 June 2019. 

Grade and Salary :    Competitive salary to be negotiated, minimum £70,629 per annum, inclusive of £3,223 per annum London Allowance.    
Job ID :    013810
Post Date :    03-May-2019    
Close Date :    06-Jun-2019
Contact Person :    For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Susan Fairley Murray, Head of Department of International Development, or Dr Andy Sumner, Research Lead  
Contact Details : 020 7848 7581 |, or 020 7848 7158 (please email first to arrange a time to speak).