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Job SummaryThe Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) at the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona, wishes to fill the vacant post of Professorial Fellow.
Professorial Fellows should be established scholars at the (full) professorial level with a distinguished record of teaching and research. Proven success at acquiring grants would be an asset. The position is an open one, in that candidates might come from any of the disciplinary concentrations in the social sciences, though special consideration will be given to those whose work demonstrates the creative use of interdisciplinary approaches. In the absence of an ideal candidate, we will entertain the possibility of a one year Professorial Fellow appointment or an appointment at the level of Senior Research Fellow. The successful applicant will be expected to assume duties from 1 August 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The successful candidate would be expected to lead innovative research projects in keeping with the Institute's research agenda “Caribbean Prospects for 2030 and the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)” and to develop trans-national networks of scholars to enhance academic discourse and policy debates on issues relevant to Caribbean development; and play a leading role in building the research and teaching capacity of SALISES.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise in the Institute's MSc in Development Studies and MPhil/PhD programmes. S/he will also be expected to play a leading role in one or more existing research clusters or the development of new clusters. Existing clusters, composed of
local and international scholars include:
- Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development
- Caribbean Integration
- Social Policy
- Political Economy and Public Policy
- Population and Sustainable Development