Research Fellow in Gender & Sexuality


Organization Name: Institute of Development Studies (IDS)
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 19 Mar 2017, 01:50 am
Closing Date: 15 Apr 2017, 12:00 am

Hours per week: 35 (1.0FTE), although part time hours will be considered

Contract type: Permanent

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK.

IDS is seeking to recruit one (or up to two, at least one full-time) fellow with international reputation for innovative work in gender, sexuality and development to join our Gender and Sexuality reseearch cluster, integrating research ( and knowledge management, supporting gender advocacy and mainstreaming efforts by bridging the gaps between theory, policy and practice (

The appointee will be a senior fellow who will consolidate, develop and lead programmes of research and advisory work on gender, sexuality and development alongside and in collaboration with existing work on gender and sexuality and/or in collaboration with gender work spread across other Institute research clusters. The successful candidate will: raise funds for, and undertake research; contribute to IDS’ postgraduate teaching and DPhil supervision; and work with our academic colleagues in the University of Sussex in relation to our shared teaching and research interests.

As an applicant for this post, you should have an international reputation as a researcher in both gender and sexuality in development. Applicants with a disciplinary background in Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Political Science, Development Studies, Anthropology or related disciplines are encouraged. Engagement in current gender and sexuality debates in relation to socio-economic inequality, southern feminisms, masculinities, feminist economics, migration studies, disability and/or religion is also seen as highly desirable. Leadership skills, an excellent publications record and experience, significant experience of postgraduate teaching and an interest in bridging research with practice and policy are essential. Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English and have a PhD (although exceptionally, comparable research and practical experience may be taken as a substitute). A demonstrated capacity to work in multidisciplinary teams and with partners from a wide range of countries will also be highly valued, as will language abilities beyond English. Applications from those with a strong background in postgraduate teaching and convening will be particularly welcome.  All applicants should demonstrate a track record of generating research and consultancy funds.

Salary: Per annum (depending on experience) between the IDS Grade 8 to 9 ranges.   
For an exceptional candidate we would consider appointing at grade 9  £55,838-£64,148
Grade 8 £43,956 - £54,637
Grade 9 £55,838 - £64,148
Closing date: 19 April 2017 at midday

Interview date: 9 May 2017

IDS values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.