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Fellow specialising in Gender & Public Policy

Salary:  £36,810 to £48,654 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 27 September 2020
Reference:  21-2020

The Governance Cluster at IDS is seeking a Fellow with thematic expertise on Gender and Public Policy within the Governance cluster, to contribute to and help strengthen the cluster’s quite significant existing portfolio on the politics of public policy. We are looking for someone with 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. 

The successful candidate will be a leading scholar well on their way to establishing an academic reputation in this area, able to lead and conduct cutting edge, policy-oriented research on gender, public policy, and state-citizen relations more broadly. They would contribute to defining and undertaking new research agendas, form partnerships with institutions in their areas of specialisation and undertake some graduate teaching. In addition to establishing their own portfolio of research activities, we would expect the candidate to play a significant role in developing IDS’ governance work in the fields of gender and accountability and/or conflict studies. The Fellow will also have a mix of methodological expertise in qualitative and/or quantitative methods, and be able to work with data to explore and fill gaps in the field of gender equality. 

This is a research position that includes responsibilities for teaching and policy advisory work. We work in multidisciplinary teams at IDS and so we place a premium on Fellows who are respectful of other disciplines and willing to engage with them in the course of their work. We also give a lot of weight to candidates who are team players and have excellent interpersonal skills. Field experience and a proven track record in obtaining research funding, including in the UK context, is essential.

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