LECTURER: Political Economy of Development
DEPARTMENT: Development Planning Unit
HOURS: Full time
REPORTS TO: Course Directors MSc UED and MSc DAP
GRADE: Grade 7 (level within grade dependent on experience and
SALARY RANGE: £36,064 – £39,132 (inclusive of London Weighting Allowance)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday 5th July 2013, 5pm.
We are seeking to appoint a highly competent and dynamic individual with a solid academic record grounded in the political economy and practice of international and urban development
with particular reference to the management and quantitative measurement of development interventions. The successful applicant will contribute to DPU’s mission by making contributions to teaching and research in the search for more just and effective policies and approaches to development in countries of the Global South.
The postholder will be expected to contribute to teaching on the MSc Urban
Economic Development (UED) and MSc Development Administration and Planning (DAP) programmes which are strongly interdisciplinary courses attracting amongst others, anthropologists, geographers, economists, public administrators, business administrators, policy makers, urban planners and political scientists. The programmes seek to equip participants with the analytical, methodological and practical expertise needed to make a positive contribution to development in the Global South. The role of the successful applicant will focus on the practical and analytical tools of development, including teaching and workshopping the use of frameworks that guide development approaches, as well as the quantitative tools employed in the measurement of development, all of which should inform state, bilateral and multilateral donors, civil society-led and business interventions.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
• Educated to PhD level in a directly relevant discipline (for example,
development economics or similar).
• A strong understanding of debates and literature informing the fields of
development economics, development studies, urban development and development research.
• Has an incipient or established publications record in one or more of the
• A background in research and/or practice in the planning, implementation
and/or evaluation of development interventions in the context of the Global South.
• Experience with quantitative approaches to development research and practice
• Experience as a lecturer at postgraduate level and in the organisation and
management of a programme at postgraduate level.
• Experience in working as a team member and team leader in interdisciplinary and multicultural groups.