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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Development Economics (two positions)

Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Development Economics (two positions)

  • Employer: King's College London (International Development)
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Position Type: Assistant or Associate Professor
  • Deadline: Apr 4, 2017

  • Job Description:

    The Department of International Development at King's College London is seeking outstanding candidates in Development Economics, for one post at the level of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) or Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor at end of tenure track), and another at the level of Senior Lecturer or Reader (Associate Professor). The successful applicants will be applied economists 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.

    Full details can be found as follows

    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

    Senior Lecturer/Reader

    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

    If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Susan Fairley Murray, Email:,