Vacancy – Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Refugee Studies and NGO/INGO Practitioner at the University of East London (UEL)
UEL’s ambition is to become London’s leading university for civic engagement. We are a vibrant and diverse university located in the heart of East London. Our new corporate plan sets an ambitious agenda for our future success and growth which focusses on the delivery of high quality teaching and learning, and excellence in research. We are now investing in our future by recruiting to a significant number of newly created academic positions as part of our commitment to both delivering excellent teaching and developing early career researchers to contribute to the 2020 Research Excellence Framework.
The University of East London, School of Social Sciences is seeking a new colleague to join the Global Studies Subject Area with a specific focus on NGO work focused on forced migration, refugees and conflict, which could include political, economic, environmental or social factors prompting mobility and related armed conflict situations. The successful candidate will be making a general contribution to the research, postgraduate teaching in Refugee and Conflict related Master Programmes, as well as undergraduate teaching related to NGO and Development. The successful candidate will assume leadership responsibility for developing partnerships with relevant community, inter/non-governmental or statutory organisations, develop consultancies and short courses for practitioners.
Applications will only be considered from individuals already holding a Doctorate in a relevant area and with professional experience in conflict and refugee work. A strong track record of applied research and publications, delivery of teaching, and grant capture is essential.
Refugee and Conflict related Master Programmes and NGO and Development courses are part of the Global Studies area within the School of Social Sciences, with a strong history of innovative research and teaching. The University of East London was the first to have MA in Refugee Studies and BA in International Development with NGO Management in the UK. These programmes have been very successful, with high levels of student satisfaction. The University of East London attaches significant importance to civic engagement in its teaching and research strategy; it was the first university to pioneer a scholarship programme for refugees in 2006.
UEL delivers high-quality research that is intellectually stimulating and socially relevant. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, almost two-thirds of our research was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent. The School of Social Sciences is rated as one of the country’s leading departments for research. We pride ourselves on the collegial and supportive atmosphere of our scholarly community.
To obtain further details about this vacancy please visit our website at http://jobs.uel.ac.uk (reference number 040A2016X).
The closing date for applications is 20th September 2016. We will first review online applications so please complete it thoroughly as well as attach a CV. Unfortunately, CVs without completed application forms cannot not be accepted.
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