The Department of Peace and International Development Studies (PSID) located within the School of Social Sciences of the Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences was one of the oldest centers for the study of development and the world’s first university department dedicated to peace studies. Both of these specialties have been well recognized as centers of excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, research and knowledge transfer. The Department has an extensive global alumni network and staff members have created an impact through their research internationally and nationally.
The Department is home to the Rotary Peace Center which is due to celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. The Department’s reputation in the field of development projects dates back to 1969 as a center of excellence in project planning and evaluation. The Department currently has over 300 students, mostly international, in its 8 postgraduate programs. Of these, there has been a particularly notable growth in demand for the MSc in Project Planning and Management.
To support and build on this success, the Department is currently seeking to appoint an Associate Professor in Project Management to join our team and contribute to teaching, research and knowledge transfer in this area with a clear and international focus. have broader experience/expertise relevant to international/Global South development projects.
The ideal candidate for the position of Associate Professor should possess a PhD in a relevant field and should have a research history at 3* or 4* journal level and continue to be active in research with an activity and ambition to capture of grants. Due to the applied nature of this field, we are open to candidates who may not have a PhD but who have considerable experience managing and delivering real-world projects and recognition of Project Management Institute (PMI) or other relevant professional body. Such a candidate is expected to have an excellent track record in knowledge transfer (KT) or other forms of grant income equivalent to capturing research grants.
The candidate will be expected to work with our current team and contribute to the development and delivery of the MSc in Planning and Project Management, lead the accreditation of this program with relevant professional bodies, and prepare students with excellent skills in project planning. employability. The candidate is expected to have program leadership experience. Ideally, the candidate should possess technical skills such as advanced skills in all areas of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and have prior knowledge in the use of relevant software packages such as Microsoft Project and Excel.
The incumbent will be expected to contribute to the teaching of digital learning, working closely with established partners and contributing to the Department’s excellent track record of successful and delivering KT projects and executive education . The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate excellent networking, business and community engagement activities with local and international organizations (development agencies) and/or business.