Director of Research (Senior Lecturer)

Job title Director of Research (Senior Lecturer)

Department Institute for Policy Research

Salary Starting from £50,132, rising to £58,089

Grade Grade 9

Placed on Thursday 01 November 2018

Closing date Thursday 20 December 2018

Interview date Tuesday 15 January 2019

Reference MS6273


The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is a leading institute of public policy research based at the University of Bath.

It is seeking to recruit an outstanding academic to lead its programme of research. The Director of Research at IPR will be responsible for planning and delivering a research programme across a number of core public policy themes, developing successful research grant applications, managing a small team of IPR research staff, and managing research budgets.

The post-holder will be an established academic with a track record of excellent research and publication in leading journals. The post-holder will undertake some postgraduate teaching duties, supervise doctoral students and will be expected to contribute to the public and policymaker engagement work of the institute. Applicants should have a disciplinary background in public policy or in a field related directly to public policy-making, such as politics, economics, social policy, psychology or sociology.

Applications from internal candidates to undertake this role as a secondment opportunity are welcome. This role is offered on a fixed-term basis for 3 years.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Nicholas Pearce, Director of the Institute for Policy Research, via email at

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:
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