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, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

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

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Governance

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People

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About

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

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DSA2022

Our conference this year is themed "Just sustainable futures in an urbanising and mobile 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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Publications

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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DSA Job Vacancy: Communications Officer


Vacancy Salary range: £27,900-£32,300

Contract: 0.5 FTE for a three-year fixed term (with some prospect of renewal)

Flexible working arrangements (including remote working) considered.

Location: The Communications Officer will need to be based in the UK.


The Development Studies Association (DSA) is the UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching, and teaching in the field of global development. We aim to promote and advance international development as a field of study, research and action. We aim to deepen understanding of how global poverty, inequalities, conflict and environmental destruction are produced, sustained and may be overcome, and how a better future may be advanced.

We seek a Communications Officer to provide proactive research communications support to the association. The post holder will help deepen and broaden the DSA community and raise its broader public profile in pursuit of its mission.

The Communications Officer reports to the Manchester-based DSA President. They will work closely with other DSA Council members. Relationships with institutional members, other learned societies and our Council will also be important, therefore an ability to interact across a range of stakeholders is essential.

Purpose of the role

This role is responsible for supporting the delivery of our communications strategy. The incumbent’s work will have a strong focus on (among other tasks):

  • Working toward all aspects of our communications strategy;
  • Developing ideas and creating content for our website, social platforms, and other outlets;
  • Manging and expanding our social media presence;
  • Event communication coordination.

Deadline for applications: 31 August 2022.


For further information contact:
Sam Hickey, DSA President
About the DSA

The Development Studies Association (DSA) is a UK based membership organisation for all those studying, researching and teaching in the field of global development. The DSA promotes and advances international development as a field of study, research and action. We aim to deepen understanding of how global poverty, inequalities, conflict and environmental destruction are produced, sustained and may be overcome, and how a better future may be advanced. The DSA is a membership organisation, with both individual and institutional members, and is wholly funded through its membership premiums and activities.

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