Posted on: 8 February, 2019
Application deadline: March 6, 2019

Two posts in International Development, Northumbria University, UK

The Centre for International Development at Northumbria University in the UK is seeking applications for two new posts that might be of interest to folk on this list:

  • Professor of International Development
  • Associate Professor of International Development

The Centre is expanding rapidly through University investment and external funding, and brings together academics from human geography, politics and international relations, sociology, history and design. We welcome applications from candidates from across the social sciences who are interested in helping to lead and further develop the Centre’s research, teaching and impact. More details here:

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Northumbria University is seeking an Associate Professor and / or Professor in International Development to support the leadership and development of our thriving Centre for International Development. We seek exceptional international development scholars from across the social sciences (including but not confined to development studies, education, geography, sociology, politics) whose research complements our existing strengths (activism, volunteering and civil society; governance, environmental resources and sustainability; inclusive migration and inclusive development) or offers potential for the development of new areas that build on wider research at Northumbria.

The candidate will have an excellent track-record of international peer reviewed publications, research council and other income generation and high quality teaching at UG and PG level. We particularly welcome applications from candidates whose research has had a demonstrable impact or has significant potential for impact, and who have experience of working in and managing interdisciplinary teams.

The Centre for International Development at Northumbria is a thriving 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, 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 eight post-doctoral research fellows from disciplines including design, urban studies, development geography, history and politics.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact: Professor Matt Baillie Smith, Director of the Centre for International Development

For more information about the Centre, please visit our homepage –

To apply for this vacancy please click ‘Apply Now’,  and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article. Please also submit along with your CV a two page document outlining your current REF outputs and research plans for the next three years.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxessnetwork, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 06/03/2019