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LIDC Seeks New Director

Closing Date: Friday 16th December 2016

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference:  LIDC-05

Location: WC1, London

The London International Development Centre (LIDC) is a consortium of the Bloomsbury Colleges of the University of London: Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and SOAS, University of London. It was established to facilitate a collaborative environment in which to develop novel, cross-college initiatives, interdisciplinary research and training in international development.

The Director provides academic leadership to the Centre, ensuring the continuing development of a world leading and sustainable organisation, developing new areas that provide collective benefit and that secure major external investment to support the Centre's future long-term development.  Building effective working relationships across the partner colleges and facilitating closer academic cooperation in areas relevant to international development, the Director is the public face of the Centre, fronting the many public and member-only events and promoting the influence of the Centre's research on policy and practice.

Reporting to a Management Group, consisting of the nominees of the four major college partners, in the new Director, LIDC seeks candidates with an outstanding record of research and education and an international profile in the development field.  They will have previous experience of running a substantial research group or department and will have a proven track record in developing and sustaining inter-disciplinary and cross-institutional research networks, securing research funding.  They will be able to plan strategically, will have excellent inter-personal skills and will be able to demonstrate a facility for building consensus and maintaining buy-in of senior individuals in the four different colleges.

For more information about the role and on how to apply please contact  Liz Amos or Mary Deegan of Liz Amos Associates on +44 (0)20 7464 4351 or at liz.amos@lizamosassociates.com or mary.deegan@lizamosassociates.com

Further information can be found on the LSHTM Website.