DLP Research Fellow Vacancy

Posted on Wednesday 4th September 2013

A new Research Fellow role is available with the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP) It will involve working alongside DLP’s Director of Research, Dr Heather Marquette, at the University of Birmingham.

The post holder will join DLP's research team in exploring the role of political processes and human agency (particularly leadership) in shaping institutions and determining developmental trajectories. The Research Fellow will also be involved in communicating research findings, for example through publications, blog posts, workshops and conferences.

Research themes will include the following:

  • Corruption and collective action
  • How development actors can think and work politically
  • Politics at the interfaces of the state (between government, state, business and civil society)
  • Coalitions
  • The emergence of future leadership, particularly by women and young people
  • The role of attitudes, values and ideas in developmental leadership.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in a relevant area and will have excellent analytical skills. They will also be a skilled communicator, able to convey complex information clearly and concisely to different audiences.

This role involves joining DLP at an exciting time, as an expanded research programme is developed. The position will be based in the University of Birmingham's International Development Department, a friendly and vibrant department with a 50-year history of conducting influential research, teaching and consultancy.

This is a fixed-term contract until 30th June 2014 (although additional funding is likely to be secured for a further three years). Application deadline: 20 September 2013. 

See full details of this role on the University of Birmingham website.