It is with great pleasure that we formally invite applications for the position of Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development / Research Chair in International Development.

We are looking for an inspirational leader, who can provide the intellectual and strategic direction to meet our ambitions for the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID). You will work to ensure the Institute maintains and builds upon its position as a hub of world-class International Development research. You will be a recognised world-class scholar with a distinguished publication and successful grant funding record in fields relevant to the Institute’s core interests. Your research should have considerable impact beyond the academy.

In addition, you will be expected to make an effective contribution in research, learning and teaching or leadership in one of the Faculty’s constituent departments. The precise nature of this contribution will be defined in discussion with the successful applicant according to his/her experience, expertise and interest. This may include teaching duties in the home department.

For more information about this position, download the job description.

To apply for this position, search for job reference number UOS010680 via the University Job Portal

For informal enquiries about the job, please email one of the Acting SIID Directors, Chasca Twyman ( or Paula Meth (