College of Social Sciences and International Studies
The full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until August 31, 2021 (with the possibility of extension past this date, contingent on grant funds).
The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to work with Dr Jason Reifler on a project examining misperceptions, especially in Europe. This ERC funded post is available as soon as possible to August 31, 2021 (with possibility of extension, contingent on availability of grant funds). The successful applicant will assist with all facets of the project, including (but not limited to): the design and fielding of national surveys and experiments; analysing data; and writing both academic and public facing articles and reports. Teaching is not a primary responsibility of this position, though opportunities may exist for those wishing to further their professional development in this area. The ideal candidate will have an academic background in political science, communication, or psychology.
The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in political science or closely related discipline (psychology, communication) and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to develop survey questionnaires, design experiments, analye data, prepare ethics/IRB applications and study preregistration documents, help turn results into publishable papers, and present at conferences or public events. Fluency in one or more European languages other than English is advantageous, but not essential.
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What we can offer you
Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development
Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.
For further information please contact Prof. Jason Reifler, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (01392) 725241.
The closing date for completed applications is 30 November 2020. Interviews are expected to take place remotely in early December 2020.