Senior Lecturer / Lecturer in International Development

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£35,844 - £51,034
04 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Northumbria University is a thriving, research-rich university with a global reputation for academic excellence and a clear and ambitious vision. The University was the UK’s largest riser in research power in REF 2014. We have developed high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas for research and impact purposes.

International Development is part of the Department of Social Sciences, which has grown in recent years and currently has almost 60 academic staff, across four main areas: International Relations and Politics, Criminology, Sociology, and International Development.

The Centre for International Development at Northumbria is a thriving interdisciplinary academic unit committed to research and teaching that contributes to addressing the challenges of global poverty and inequality. Staff are drawn from the across the University and have attracted growing research income in recent years, including GCRF, Newton Fund, Leverhulme, British Academy and NERC, as well as global development organisations. The Centre hosts a successful MSc International Development and is developing plans for a suite of further postgraduate and undergraduate provision in the area. The Centre has seen significant University investment in recent years, currently hosting four university funded post-doctoral research fellows from disciplines including design, urban studies, development geography, history and politics.

The University is seeking to support its strength in Social Sciences with the appointment of a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in International Development. We invite applications from outstanding academics from across the social sciences with an excellent research profile who can contribute to our International Development and related teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We particularly welcome applications from candidates undertaking work that is ODA compliant.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor David Gleeson, Faculty Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor,

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’, and submit a covering letter, CV including research / education statements, and grants and publications list.  Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 5) up to a maximum of 5, since 1 January 2014.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter / practice-based portfolio).  Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Please note this vacancy will close on 03/11/2019