Lecturer in International Development

University of Glassgow
February 29, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Lecturer in International Development

Job Purpose

The postholder will conduct research on, and deliver teaching in the Politics and International Relations subject area. The postholder will undertake research of international excellence and contribute to knowledge exchange activities relative to the discipline, contribute to learning and teaching on agreed programmes and undertake administration and service activities in line with the School/College's strategic objectives.

We welcome applicants with expertise in any area of International Development or Development Studies. This could include, but need not be limited to, a focus on global governance, inequalities within and between states, sustainable development, foreign aid and humanitarian relief, and the political economy of Global South contexts. We welcome applicants with geographic expertise in any region of the world, including, but not limited to, South and Southeast Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

We encourage applicants with social scientific expertise and a developing international reputation in the study of International Development. The postholder will play a role in developing capacity and securing grant income, supporting colleagues, building networks and delivering positive social change through impact on policy and practice.

The successful candidate will also contribute the delivery and development of taught provision in their area of expertise, where we prioritise transforming student's understanding and engagement of complex social and political problems and giving them the tools to make a positive difference to society.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1.Develop and progress individual/joint research projects of international standard in the subject area with the support of a mentor, as required.

2.Contribute fully to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College, including establishing a track record of high-quality publications and contributing to funding applications as an individual or team member.

3.Contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of teaching on undergraduate and/or postgraduate courses within the subject area in accordance with the subject's priorities including accepting responsibilities as course co-ordinator for one or more courses.

4.Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment in the discipline and/or profession.

5.Participate fully in examination and other assessment processes, as appropriate, using a variety of methods and techniques and to provide effective, timely and appropriate feedback to students to support their learning.

6.Supervise individual student projects at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level, and to contribute to the supervision and training of postgraduate research students, as appropriate, to ensure their effective development.

7.Take on administrative or management roles within the subject/School as assigned by the Head of School.

8.Engage in professional development as appropriate.

9.To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan – World Changers Together.



A1:Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in Politics and International Relations, Development Studies or a related discipline.

For Appointment at Grade 8, in addition to the above:

A2:Membership of relevant Professional Society, if appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


C1: Research expertise and specialist knowledge of the Politics of International Development.

C2: Developing track record of research outputs compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.

C3: Good communication skills with the ability to engage at all levels within the Subject, School, College, University, and beyond, in the academic, policy and practitioner communities.

C4: Engagement with the current and future priorities of School and College strategies, aims and ambitions.

C5: Ability to lead and deliver high quality and innovative University teaching, including assessment and curriculum development.

For Appointment at Grade 8, in addition to the above:

C6: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C7: Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School's research profile in accordance with School objectives.

C8: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in the specialist subject/discipline to develop research and teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.


D1 Record of fostering inclusion, equality and diversity within the University community, the curriculum, or the discipline appropriate to career stage

Informal Enquiries should be directed to the Head of Politics and International Relations, Professor Mo Hume: [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £39,347 - £44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 138832 Close Date : 29-Feb-2024 23:45

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