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November 13, 2015


The Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath wishes to appoint two high-calibre academics with expertise in International Development. This is an opportunity to join a leading research-led university and to work in a progressive, thriving and collaborative academic environment. The post holders will be expected to enhance the profile, reputation and impact of international development scholarship and teaching at Bath.

Applicants must have a relevant doctoral degree, a strong and/or growing reputation in a relevant area of international development, and must demonstrate that they satisfy all the essential criteria detailed in the person specification for the posts. These criteria include capability to produce high-quality and impactful research, to be an effective teacher at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to collaborate successfully across disciplinary boundaries.

While open to applicants with any specialism in international development, this will need to be in line with the strategic priorities of DSPS. Expertise in global political economy, cross-country comparative analysis of wellbeing/poverty/inequality, social/public policy and/or environmental sustainability will be particularly welcome. More information about our research priorities and strengths are available at the department’s website  

Interview date: Monday 8th and Thursday 11th February 2016

Proposed start date: 1 July 2016

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Department, Dr Joe Devine by or by telephone on +44(0)1225 383539; or to the Head of the International Development Group, Prof James Copestake at or on +44(0)1225 383859