IDPM, at the University of Manchester (UK), is seeking
additional lecturers in information systems and development.
Candidates should have interests and experience within the
broad field of information, ICTs and socio-economic
Do please pass this message on if you know of others who
might be interested in these posts. Brief details are given below.
Fuller details are available at:
IDPM (http://www.manchester.ac.uk/idpm) is a multi-
disciplinary, postgraduate-only department of more than forty
staff focusing on international development and management.
IDPM's Development Informatics group:
- consists of five academic staff, nine doctoral researchers, and
three research associates.
- runs a successful MSc on Management and Information
Systems: Change & Development, provides modules on related
management and development Masters, and is planning a new
MSc in ICTs for Development. Our teaching was rated at the
highest level (24) in UK teaching quality assessment.
- has won funded research projects totalling >£400,000 during
2002-2006. Our research was rated at the top level (5) in the
most recent UK research assessment exercise.
- has existing research interests in e-business for development,
e-government, IT sector development, and ICT policy
(candidates' interests may be complementary to these rather
than simply overlapping)
- is active in consultancy work for national governments and
- takes an information systems/social science rather than
technical approach to information and ICTs.
Our requirement is for additional members of staff to help
us meet demand for MSc teaching, PhD supervision, funded
research, and consultancy/advisory services.
The successful candidates will ideally: be educated to Masters
level or above in a relevant topic; have a track record of
research and publication in information systems; have a track
record of information systems teaching; be familiar with the
realities of implementing and managing computerised
information systems; have direct experience of information
systems in developing economies through development, use or
research into such systems; approach IS teaching and research
from a socio-technical rather than technical standpoint; be
capable of undertaking relevant consultancy assignments; have
a flexible, innovative and customer-focused approach to their
Pay scales for the work run from £23,643 to £35,883.
Employment at IDPM provides strong job satisfaction. Our
work on information systems and development has a global
research and teaching reputation; we integrate theoretical ideas
with real-world issues of importance to international
development; we interact daily with mature postgraduate
students from all continents; our thirty support staff provide
high levels of assistance; and we will help you to identify and
develop personal interests and priorities within our remit.
IDPM also prides itself on providing a friendly and supportive
multi-disciplinary environment to both our clients and our
Formal application packs and further particulars can be
Informal questions about these posts can be made to Dr
Richard Heeks: [log in to unmask]
Development Informatics Group's web page can be found at:
The closing date for receipt of applications by the University's
Personnel Office is 12 September 2005.
Dr Richard Heeks
Development Informatics Group
Institute for Development Policy & Management
School of Environment & Development
University of Manchester
Harold Hankins Building
Manchester M13 9QH U.K.
Phone: +44-161-275-2870 Fax: +44-161-273-8829
Email: [log in to unmask]
IDPM Web: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/idpm