King's College London

Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the Sociology, Social Anthropology of Development

Reference: THW/17/059639/000292
Salary Details: Grade 6 - 8: £32,958 - £57,674 per annnum
Allowances: £2,623 London Living Allowance
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

The Department of International Development is seeking outstanding candidates for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in the Sociology or Social Anthropology of Development. The successful applicant will be a sociologist / social anthropologist whose research focuses either in ‘emerging economies’ or on the study of global institutions and networks. For this post we welcome applicants who have expertise in at least one of the following: transnational networks and/or social mobilization; social justice issues; labour relations and/or labour organization; qualitative research methodology.

The appointee will join an interdisciplinary team currently working on a wide range of topics including political economy of development, inclusive growth, inequality and poverty, gender rights, natural resources, international trade, migration, health policy, education, and other pressing issues facing emerging economies today.

DID is a young, innovative and contemporary development studies department. Our focus is on middle-income developing countries or ‘emerging economies’, meaning the fast growing economies of the developing world where foreign aid is largely irrelevant. The mission is to explore the sources of success as well as understand the major development challenges they continue to face. The approach taken is one of studying context and actual economic, social and political change in middle-income countries rather than prescriptive models of development. The institute has regional expertise on Latin America, Asia and Africa but any regional focus within the ‘emerging’ world is welcome.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Interviews are scheduled to be held in May 2017.

For an informal discussion to find out more about the role please contact Professor Susan Fairley Murray on or 0207 848 7581.

To apply for this role, please go to the King’s College London HireWire Job Board and register to download and submit the specified application form.

The deadline for applications is midnight on 2 April 2017.

Closing date: 02 April 2017

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