Human Resources

Academic Leads for QM GPI Strategic Themes **Internal Only** - QMUL23801

Department: Office of The Principal
Salary: £1,560 responsibility allowance
Reference: QMUL23801
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 08-Dec-2020
Closing date: 25-Jan-2021


Queen Mary Global Policy Institute

Recruitment of Academic Leads for QM GPI Strategic Themes


The Queen Mary Global Policy Institute


The Queen Mary Global Policy Institute is the university’s multidisciplinary engine for global policy impact. It takes Queen Mary's world class research and translates this expertise into positive social and practical dividends, by addressing global challenges across a range of thematic areas.


As well as producing original outputs in the form of blogs, policy papers and consultancy, and facilitating opportunities for interaction between overseas policymakers and academics, the Institute provides bespoke training, continual professional development, and expert advice. It works in close partnership with a number of strategic partners spanning UK and overseas government, think tanks, judiciaries, and the private sector, to name a few.   


The Institute is experiencing an exciting new phase of growth and development, having recently signed off on the below ‘strategic themes’ to guide its programme of work, and with £300,000 of new project funding, and four GPI internships set to launch in January 2021.


The opportunity


To accelerate the Institute’s continued development, the Vice Principal (International) is pleased to invite expressions of interest from colleagues for two fixed-term positions attached to the Queen Mary Global Policy Institute, to lead the development of a dynamic programme of work and activity in the following themes and corresponding sub-themes.


Please note, applications are encouraged in relation to themes 1 and 3 only. 


1.     Rights, Inclusion and Diversity

•        Migration

•        Surveillance

•        Rule of Law 


2.     Resilience and Sustainability

•        Community Cohesion

•        Planetary Health

•        Innovation and AI


3.     Health, Recovery and Reform

•        Reform of Healthcare Systems

•        Trauma and Recovery


About the role


This role is part time (0.2 FTE), and subject to agreement of the relevant Head of School or Institute. The role is fixed-term for a period of one year, with an allowance of £1,560 per annum.


If you are interested in the role please submit your CV and a cover letter (one side of A4) outlining your interest in and suitability for the role to Sean O’Connor, Head of Global Projects and Policy by email:


The deadline for submissions is 25th January 2021. Interview arrangements for shortlisted applicants will be confirmed in due course.