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Research Fellow/Associate (Fixed term)

Politics and International Relations

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £27,511 to £40,322 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Friday 10 July 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 22 July 2020
Reference:  SOC163420

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Fellow in the field of Political Science (with a particular focus on corruption/anti-corruption studies) within the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham.

The successful candidate will be required to provide research and other logistical support to Professor Paul Heywood, leader of a DFID-funded project run by Global Integrity, an NGO based in Washington DC.  The Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence (GI-ACE) programme (2018-21) oversees a series of projects worldwide that generate actionable evidence for use in designing and implementing more effective anti-corruption initiatives.  The role will contribute to producing an overarching synthesis of the Anti-Corruption Evidence programme, and will include analytic literature searches, conducting semi-structured interviews, carrying out analyses of research findings and drafting of relevant materials.  The role will involve close collaboration with Global Integrity (including some travel between the UK and the USA), providing assistance for programme management as appropriate.

A founding member of the Russell Group and placed in the top 100 universities worldwide, The University of Nottingham has consistently gained recognition for world-class research across a wide range of academic disciplines and has a proud history of influencing social development on a global scale. Our commitment to research and discovery is further demonstrated by our two Nobel Prize winners. The School of Politics and International Relations, one of the largest and most diverse in the UK, provides a dynamic and research active setting.

The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and over 8,000 staff and is described by The Times Good University Guide 2016 as ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’. 

Candidates must have a completed or be nearing completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in the field of Politics/Political Science.

The School of Politics and International Relations values equality, diversity and inclusion. As a holder of an Athena Swan Award, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our workforce and student body. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

Please provide your CV accompanied by a cover letter explaining why you feel that you are the suitable candidate as well as what you would bring to the position.

This full-time (36.25 hours per week) post is available from 1 August 2020 and will be offered on a fixed term contract for one year, ending on 31 July 2021.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Paul Heywood, email Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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