Lecturer in Sustainable Development

SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom
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Lecturer in Sustainable Development


Salary Range - £44,292 - £52,176 per annum inclusive of London Allowance


Full time (35 hours per week)


This post is fixed-term for two years in the first instance.


The role and its responsibilities


The role combines research, teaching and administrative responsibilities within a team that from October 2019 will comprise four core academic staff plus two senior teaching fellows. On the teaching side, the successful candidate will assume convening responsibility for four existing online modules – in Food Security and Social Protection, Energy and Development, Water and Land Management for Sustainable Development and Understanding Poverty – that are taught within CeDEP’s MSc programmes in Sustainable Development and in Climate Change and Development. On the research side, producing high quality publications and generating research income will be important priorities. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to SOAS’ submission to REF2021 and to contribute to new research proposals and projects.


Skills and experience


The successful candidate will demonstrate interest and expertise related to the food-energy-water-environment nexus in low and middle income countries. They will have two or more publications relevant to food, energy, water and/or the environment in high quality international, peer-reviewed journals. They will demonstrate some experience in teaching on these subjects at MSc level. Experience with online learning is desirable, but not essential. The successful candidate must have a PhD. A good team player is required.


Further information


For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Professor Bhavani Shankar, .


Competitive benefits package


As an employer of choice SOAS offers an extensive benefits package including:

  • 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and additional School closure days (pro rata for part time staff)
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contribution
  • Various loan schemes including season ticket and IT equipment
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay provisions, childcare voucher scheme, financial support for childcare

How to apply


If you are interested in applying for this vacancy, please complete the short online application form as well as provide your CV together with a supporting statement. Further information can be found in the Job Description and Person Specification, along with a full list of duties and responsibilities.


Closing date: 2 May 2019


Completed applications must be received by 23:59 on the closing date to be considered.


Interviews will provisionally be held in the week commencing: 20 May 2019


Appointment start date: 1 October 2019


If you have any questions or require any assistance with regard to the application process, please contact .


At SOAS we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.


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