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Assistant Professor in the Political Economy of Development

Applications are invited for an Assistant Professor in the Political Economy of Development at the Centre of Development Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies, from 1st September 2023.

The successful post-holders principle duties will be to (i) deliver teaching for the MPhil and the PhD programmes in Development Studies (ii) take on a range of necessary administrative, and examination duties in the Centre and Department; (iii) conduct original research of international standards; (iv) contribute to other teaching in the Department where appropriate.

Candidates must be able to show evidence of research of international standing, demonstrate a willingness and ability to contribute collegially to the life of the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of POLIS, and possess a flexible approach to teaching and administrative duties.

The Centre engages in the research and teaching of social, political, economic, and cultural changes in the Global South. We encourage applications from all areas of development studies and the study of global inequality, broadly defined. Thematically, preferences may be given to the following areas (in no particular order of ranking): (i) climate change, bio-diversity, and the developing world; (ii) cultural processes and representation of the Global South; (iii) structural change and economic development; (iv) colonialism, imperialism, and global economic history; and (v) economic geography; (vi) work, migration, refugees, and humanitarianism.

Further information about the Department and Centres can be found at:

The closing date for this post is 10th March 2023.

Applications should be made online, references will be requested from short-listed candidates.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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Enquiries about applications should be addressed to the Departmental Administrator, Ms Emma King (

Please quote reference UE34865 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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