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We are a diverse, global community of people committed to transforming the knowledge, action and leadership needed for more equitable and sustainable development.

Working for us

At IDS we aim to ensure that our core values based on respect, resourcefulness, excellence and inclusivity are reflected in the environment we work in.

Working at IDS offers a unique and exciting opportunity. IDS is home to researchers, knowledge workers, support staff and about 200 students.

IDS has a community feel and a level of staff involvement that we are very proud of. With community days, lunch-time seminars, research days, annual reviews, a staff council and research and teaching forum, there are various spaces to share ideas and take part in IDS life. We also have a social side to life here that includes our restaurant, common rooms, our own IDS Band and an annual pantomime.

We are situated on the University of Sussex campus at Falmer in the tranquil and beautiful setting of the South Downs.

Latest jobs at IDS

See the latest Jobs at IDS. Please note that we are unable to keep speculative CVs on file so do not send anything unless you are responding to a particular advertisement. Please do browse through any of the current jobs before deciding whether to apply.

In order to be fair and consistent to all applicants, we request that your application is made via this site. A completed application form is required for each appointment as the Appointing Committees will be different.

For non-UK/Irish nationals

IDS is a sponsoring organisation. We will therefore fund and support the visa applications of those who are successfully recruited if the job meets the UK Visa & Immigration requirements. IDS will also cover the cost of the health surcharge. Please refer to the UK Visa and Immigration guidelines for further information.

Click here to view our current vacancies

Our vision is of equal and sustainable societies, locally and globally, where everyone can live secure, fulfilling lives free from poverty and injustice. 

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