Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies and decolonising development.

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution, how we are run and meet our Council

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Meet our Council members and other staff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Social justice and development in a polarising world"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Job vacancy – Lecturer in International Development

The Department of Social and Policy Sciences at the University of Bath wishes to recruit a Lecturer in International Development. The Department is a world class centre for international development research and teaching excellence, committed to interdisciplinary and impactful research. 

We are looking to recruit an individual who will make a significant contribution to research and teaching capacity in international development at Bath. The successful candidate will have a track record, commensurate with career stage, of outstanding research, and will be encouraged to publish in top rated international journals, promote knowledge exchange, sustain a leading research programme, and be active in submitting applications for external funding. The candidate will also be committed to excellence in learning, teaching and the student experience; and make contributions to future pedagogical developments on campus or by distance/blended learning. 

We encourage applications from scholars with research interests in any subfield of international development that improves our existing portfolio. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with expertise in the social aspects of global and public health policy and practice; emergencies, conflict and humanitarianism; urban challenges; or climate change and sustainable futures. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Department’s website, as well as that of the Centre for Development Studies.

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We seek to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We 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) backgrounds and people with disabilities, and value the positive impact they 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 post is offered on a full-time basis (36.5 hours/week). 

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.

Proposed start date: 1 September 2020

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to the Head of Department, Professor Joe Devine or by telephone on +44(0)1225 383539; or to Professor Sarah White, Head of the International Development group or by telephone on +44(0)1225 385298

More information can be found on the University of Bath website