Research Fellow (514)
Full Time (35 hours per week)
IDS is seeking to recruit a member of the Research Fellowship for the Governance Team who is a specialist on (informal/hybrid) governance, state fragility and conflict. The successful candidate will be a leading scholar with an established academic reputation, able to lead and conduct cutting edge, policy-oriented research on public authority, state-society relations, and state capacity at transnational, national and local levels, with a particular focus on fragile states and conflict-affected settings in Sub-Saharan Africa and South/Central Asia. S/he would contribute to defining and undertaking new research agendas, form partnerships with institutions in the region of specialisation and undertake some graduate teaching. In addition to establishing their own portfolio of research activities, we would expect the candidate to play a significant role in developing IDS' governance work in the fields of informal/hybrid institutions, state fragility, conflict, security and violence mitigation.
We will consider candidates from a range of disciplines (politics, economics, sociology, development studies) and areas of expertise (including state capacity, public authority, informal/hybrid institutions, conflict and state fragility) who have a commitment to research that seeks to make a positive difference in the lives of people who are living in poverty.
Candidates will have a PhD or equivalent research experience in a relevant social science discipline and a proven track record of innovative research with a strong publication record. Experience of field work in the target regions and implementing independent and collaborative interdisciplinary research projects is essential along with demonstrated success in obtaining research funding, including from UK funders. We are keen to appoint an individual with teaching experience and an interest in participating fully in this side of the Team's activities. Language abilities in the region of specialisation will be a strong advantage.
Salary: £32,808 - £43,364 pa (depending on experience)
Closing Date: Friday 31 August 2012 (12:00 midday UK Time)
Telephone interview: Thursday 13 September 2012
Interview Dates at IDS: Thursday 27 September 2012
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