Early Stage Researcher

The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer six Early Stage Researcher positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2018, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts are used in the world. 

School/Section
Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
Staff Category
Research
Position Type
Full Time
Closing Date
20/03/2018
Ref No
LAN070R
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ESRs will complete a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including placements with one or more of our 23 international partners. We welcome applicants from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology. ESRs will be employed by the University on a salary of £26,075 per annum, and will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including ample travel and research funding.

The ESRs will propose and develop their own research projects around the theme of how political concepts have been fostered historically, debated philosophically and politically, fought over by social movements, codified in law, transmitted through education and the media, and lived out in everyday life. They will register for a PhD and work under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of supervisors. They will receive extensive training, including in engagement with non-academic audiences, which will include one or more placements with one of our 23 partners. They will also actively participate in the activities of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law.

Successful applicants will be required to start on 1 September 2018 for a period of 3 years.

Candidates are required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of the appointment candidates must have had less than 4 years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment. 

These posts do not meet the minimum requirements as stipulated by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates who would require an employer-sponsored visa to work in the UK. Further information is available here.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 March 2018.

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Trevor Stack, POLITICO Director at politico@abdn.ac.uk

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Stack.

Please quote reference number LAN070R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.