Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies 

Liverpool, Merseyside (GB)
12 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies 
(Ref: 333-19)
Salary: £34,189 to £51,630 per annum
Full-time, Fixed term contract for 3 years 
Based in Liverpool, UK    

Founded in 1898 and the oldest of its kind in the world, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for teaching and research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, NGOs, private organisations and global institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed/resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

LSTM is one of the few postgraduate centres of excellence in the field of tropical medicine. We are enthusiastic about offering our unrivalled learning opportunities to students within the UK and across the developing world, to provide them with the opportunity to excel in their careers in global health, humanitarian fields, medicine, and academia. LSTM has been at the forefront of providing our stakeholders with the scientific evidence to translate relevant science into policy and practice and our humanitarian programmes are amongst the longest established programmes in the UK.

We have a vacancy for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Practice to play a leading role in the expansion of LSTM’s Humanitarian programmes as well as being the lead academic on the Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) www.humanitarianleap.org  

The Leadership Education Academic Partnership (LEAP) programme is a bespoke higher education programme designed to strengthen and diversify the leadership and management capabilities of humanitarians from around the world, culminating in a MSc Humanitarian Practice. LEAP is part of a strategic partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international medical humanitarian organisation and University of Manchester.

You will assume responsibility for working with academic colleagues across LSTM to drive forward the development of and use of innovative teaching techniques and resources aimed at creating engagement, understanding and enthusiasm of students.  

Ideal candidates will hold a Master’s qualification in a relevant subject and have a demonstrable track record of achievement in directing postgraduate research-informed teaching in an area closely associated to that of humanitarian studies, including the supervision of student research projects. You will be able to demonstrate involvement in humanitarian-related research, emergency or development projects in developing countries and be able to link Humanitarian studies within a wider global health context. You will have experience of having undertaken major administrative duties and leadership of academic programmes. 

Although based in Liverpool, it is envisaged the post-holder will be expected to undertake overseas travel. 

Please note that the successful candidate will be required to undergo a DBS and/or other international criminal record check prior to appointment and at regular points during employment. The outcome must be satisfactory to LSTM, as the duties of this post will involve direct and/or indirect contact with vulnerable adults and/or children. 

Closing Date: 8th September 2019

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We believe that this post will not be suitable for individuals on Tier 5 visas as these posts are not considered to be supernumerary to the organisation. For further details, please visit the UKVI website: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas   

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