Recruiting Now: Director of Research

Published on 29 April 2019

The Director of Research is a crucial senior position in the Institute. We are looking for someone who can bring exceptional levels of insight and skill to this important role at an exciting time.

The postholder will work with the Institute’s overall Director to lead and manage the research area of the Institute; play a central role in shaping and delivering the Institute’s new 2020-2025 Strategy, and, as a key member of the Strategic Leadership Group (SLG), share in the ongoing decision-making to ensure the Institute’s continued success. 

Candidates should have excellent academic credentials with a PhD in a relevant discipline (or exceptionally, equivalent professional experience), and high intellectual credibility in an interdisciplinary social science setting.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record in strategic thinking and agenda-setting around the problems of international development; spotting and responding successfully to research and funding opportunities; facilitating cross-disciplinary research, and collective fundraising. Experience of building and leading effective teams, uniting people with different skills and backgrounds is essential, along with substantial experience of leading at a senior management level.

Application details

You can apply for this post via the IDS jobs website.

Closing date

19 May 2019.


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