School of Advanced Study Institute of Commonwealth Studies.
The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is the UK’s centre for the pursuit, promotion and support of research and postgraduate study relating to the Commonwealth.
It comprises a research library, a seminar and conference programme, distinguished in-house research and an innovative programme of MA teaching. The Institute is a member of the University’s School of Advanced Study.
Applications are invited from scholars of international standing who specialise in the Commonwealth, its international relations, or any region or country within it, from the perspectives of history, social sciences, human rights and/or development studies.
The appointee will have a broad vision of the Commonwealth as a whole and be sympathetic to comparative approaches to the study of its regions.
He or she will develop the wide-ranging academic activities of the Institute and provide strong intellectual and organizational leadership in order to promote the Institute’s national and international standing.
The appointee will have an excellent record of research and publication and the qualities of academic leadership required to foster intellectual activity.
The appointee will develop the Institute’s national role by sustaining and forging productive links with a national community of scholars, while developing international relationships.
The appointee will be accountable to the Dean of the School, who acts as its chief executive and budget holder.
The Director is ex officio a member of the Directorate of the School and, as such, will be expected to undertake other duties and committee memberships, and thereby to contribute to the management and governance of the School and to the development of its policies and practices.
The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Friday, 6th March.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in late April.