IDS is excited to invite applications for up to nine new Research Fellow positions

  • Fellowship
  • Full Time
  • UK

Website Institute of Development Studies

Published on 27 August 2020

Having the right mix of talented, committed individuals is vital to achieving our vision of a more equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice.

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Research Fellows are our core researchers, teachers and academic leaders, and we are pleased to invite applications for up to nine new Fellows to add strength, depth and complementary expertise in critical areas.

Successful candidates will join a vibrant, collegial, organisation at a key moment as we implement our ambitious new strategy, ‘Transforming Knowledge, Transforming Lives’.

Together we’ll work to transform the knowledge, action and leadership needed through our world-class research, learning and teaching.

Research Fellow vacancies

Fellow specialising in gender and public policy

You’ll have specific expertise in either of the following two areas: (1) on the gendered nature of policy processes, and in particular on public financing and fiscal measures for gender equality, including measures to address unpaid care work; or (2) on issues around conflict and violence, in particular gender based violence in conflict affected and fragile settings and governance systems, public policies and programmatic interventions that are effective in addressing these.

Fellow with expertise in management of health system change

You will contribute to the Health and Nutrition cluster’s work on the management of health system change with a particular focus on one or all of the following: learning from international experience, including that of China, with the management of health system change; the changing roles of government and markets in health systems, harnessing technological innovation for health system change, and global health governance in contexts of change.

Fellow with expertise in African agriculture and rural development

You will have expertise in one or more key research areas in African agricultural and rural development. These could include, although are not limited to land, labour, youth, technology and policy.

Fellow and Leader of the Business, Markets and State cluster (one role)

You will share an interest in the cluster’s thematic foci which include value chain analysis, the governance of state-business relations, agricultural commercialisation, the economics of low-carbon growth, financialisation and South-South trade and investment.

Fellow with expertise in digital development

You will contribute to the Digital and Technology cluster’s work on gender and technology, innovation and frontier technologies, or digital citizenship.

Fellow specialising in climate and environmental justice

You will provide leadership and guidance to the development of a strategic research initiative on climate and environmental justice, part of our 2020-25 IDS Strategy. We envisage someone who is able to bridge climate and environmental justice concerns.

Fellow in humanitarian-development nexus

You’ll contribute to a new strategic research initiative which will bring together partners across academic disciplines and sectors, and work with displaced communities, to generate and act on new knowledge that will connect short-term humanitarian responses with long-term development needs. You will conduct research and advance cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary approaches to enquiry, methodologies and learning regarding the humanitarian- development nexus; and convene learning across a range of humanitarian-development nexus oriented research and learning activities currently ongoing within IDS, across clusters and centres.

Fellow specialising in cities and development (Grade 7)

You will develop and sustain a leading research and policy engaged portfolio of work, that complements the Cities cluster’s current and prospective strategic priorities. You’ll provide intellectual leadership in the theorisation and conceptualisation of urban studies or global southern urbanism that will contribute to our existing projects and advance new portfolios in the areas of the gendered, unequal, and racialized human-infrastructure interactions within the built environment, and concerning sustainable cities and climate change.

Fellow specialising in cities and development (Grade 9 -10)

You will develop and sustain a leading research and policy engaged portfolio of work, that complements the Cities cluster’s current and prospective strategic priorities. You’ll provide intellectual leadership in the theorisation and conceptualisation of urban studies or global southern urbanism that will contribute to our existing projects and advance new portfolios in the areas of the gendered, unequal, and racialized human-infrastructure interactions within the built environment, and concerning sustainable cities and climate change.

Fostering equality and inclusion

We are committed to eliminating discrimination, and to embedding and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented at IDS.

We recognise the benefits and importance of an environment that supports flexible working and, although all these posts are available as full-time roles, we are open to conversations about part-time or other flexible working models.

IDS will support and fund visa applications for successful applicants.

Find out more

See our jobs pages for more information on each of our current Fellow vacancies including details of how to apply.

 

To apply for this job please visit www.ids.ac.uk.

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