Job Description: Director of Research.


The Institute of Economic Affairs is recruiting a Director of Research. For full details, click here.

The Director of Research reports to the Director General of the IEA and is responsible for overseeing the research and publication activity of the IEA which will include:

• Leading the identification of future research topics
and ensuring that the publication timetable (and the
mix) of these research topics is effectively managed;

• Determining, in consultation with others, the most
appropriate medium and genre for the publication
and promotion of work in a given area;

• Engaging, commissioning, and overseeing authors
for the Institute’s research publications;
• Building and maintaining the network of such
potential authors and working closely with the
Academic Advisory Council in this;

• Overseeing and managing the in-house research
team at the IEA;

• Ensuring that the Institute’s research is produced in
line with the highest standards of intellectual
honesty, research ethics, and academic convention;

• Serving as chief overseeing editor of the IEA’s
publications and ensuring that all publication work is
executed in a thoroughly professional manner;

• Working closely with those responsible at the Institute
for events, programmes, outreach, and media work so
that the academically-grounded and intellectually
rigorous research activity which is at the heart of the
IEA’s mission is optimally articulated and disseminated;

• As described above, undertaking other duties, as
determined by the Board and the Director General,
according to the appointee’s skills and prior
experience and the Institute’s needs.

How to Apply:

An executive search exercise is being undertaken by Perrett Laver. Perrett Laver will support the IEA in helping to identify the widest possible field of qualified candidates and assisting in the assessment of candidates against the requirements for the role.

For informal enquiries about the role, please contact Perrett Laver either via email at [email protected] or by phone on +44 (0) 20 7340 6229.

Applications should consist of a full CV detailing your qualifications, full employment history, latest remuneration and relevant achievements and should be accompanied by a covering letter describing briefly your suitability for the role, why the appointment is of interest and what you believe you can bring to the role. These can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting the reference number 2696.

Please note: All applications must be made through Perrett Laver. Do not send your application via the IEA.

The closing date for applications is 09.00 BST on Thursday 27th October 2016.

Longlisted candidates will be invited to meet face to face or by video-skype with Perrett Laver throughout early November. Initially shortlisted candidates will be invited to have preliminary interactions with the IEA, culminating in final interviews in the week commencing 5th December.