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Deputy Director - CEDIL

Faculty of Public Health & Policy

Salary:   £53,477 to £61,380 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:   Monday 22 May 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  PHP-SEHR-21

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Director who will play a key role in shaping the strategic vision of the Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL), help shape the direction of CEDIL’s cutting edge research agenda, take part in innovative methods research, and be the day-to-day manager of the CEDIL Secretariat and activities undertaken by members of CEDIL’s intellectual leadership team.  All other staff in the CEDIL Research Directorate, other than the Research Director, will report to the Deputy Director. 

The Deputy Director will have responsibility for the delivery of the substantive tasks undertaken within the Research Directorate, which includes the preparation of synthesizing papers being produced and evidence being generated by CEDIL, and programmes of work for CEDIL studies. In later years, the Deputy Director will be proactively involved in developing and implementing CEDIL’s business model. The Deputy will engage in identifying and negotiating income-generating opportunities for CEDIL. The role will require co-authoring papers and lead on selected research activities.

The successful applicant will have a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and a strong track record of rigorous, policy-relevant research. The postholder will also have experience in leading research teams and experience in communication with policy makers and practitioners. The ability to lead and manage a research team is also essential as well as experience in attracting competitive research grants.

This post is available in London and is available full time. The post is funded to the end of January 2021.  Salary will be on the LSHTM Academic Pathway Associate Professor Grade 8 scale (£53,477 to £61,380 per annum, inclusive). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should include a CV and the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to Please quote reference PHP-SEHR-21.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion.  The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered.  An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to


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