CDS Research Associate - International Development (Fixed Term)

Job title CDS Research Associate - International Development (Fixed Term)

Department Social & Policy Sciences

Salary Starting from £33,797, rising to £40,322

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 07 July 2020

Closing date Sunday 26 July 2020

Interview date Tuesday 18 August 2020

Reference SB7665


The Department of Social and Policy Sciences wishes to recruit a post-doctoral researcher in International Development on a two year fixed contract. The Department is a world class centre for international development research and teaching excellence, committed to interdisciplinary and impactful research. 

We are looking for a highly ambitious and academically outstanding candidate seeking an opportunity to develop their career as a researcher in the field of international development. Applicants must have recently been awarded a relevant doctorate, but must not have already held a paid post-doctoral research position for more than 12 months. This post is funded out of an endowment with the explicit goal of supporting the professional development of early career researchers who have recently completed a doctorate and are seeking their first post-doctoral or paid research associate position. It is therefore offered on a two year fixed-term and non-renewable basis.

They will be expected and supported to submit publications in top rated international development journals, to seek further external funding for their research, to contribute actively to a lively research community and to gain experience with teaching and public engagement relevant to global poverty, inequality and/or well-being. We encourage applications from scholars with research interests in any subfield of international development that improves our existing portfolio. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Department’s website, as well as that of the Centre for Development Studies.

The post is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours/week) fixed term for 2 years.Applications must include an academic CV as well as a cover letter demonstrating how experience and expertise meets the criteria set out in the person specification.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to James Copestake ( or Susan Johnson (

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds will lead to a better environment for our employees and students, so we encourage applications from all genders, backgrounds, and communities, particularly from under-represented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and disabled people, and value the positive impact that will have on our teams.

We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Bronze Athena SWAN award, and we are actively working towards a Silver award. We are a family-friendly University, with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident employer and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

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

Further details:
The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.