King's College London

Senior Lecturer or Reader in Development Economics

Reference: THW/17/059639/000304
Salary Details: Grade 8/Reader, £49,772 to £63,018 per annum
Allowances: plus £2,623 London Allowance
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time

The Department of International Development is seeking outstanding candidates for a Senior Lecturer/Reader in Development Economics. The successful applicant will be an applied economist whose research focuses on the broad area of economic development or emerging economies. Within this rubric there is no restriction regarding the specific field of research.

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 the 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.

This post will be indefinite.

This is a full-time post

Closing date: 31 March 2017

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