Social scientists asked to comment on early career support

Views of early career social scientists will be collected with a view to improve support for those starting out in academia

October 11, 2015

Early career social scientists have been invited to comment on the support they have received since completing their doctorate.

As part of an Economic and Social Research Council project to improve existing support for social scientists entering academia, the organisation is keen to find out what scholars think about the support currently available.

It also aims to examine why early career social scientists began doctoral studies, look at their current employment and future aspirations and their views on the availability and relevance of career advice and guidance.

The survey is being undertaken by the new Centre for Global Higher Education, based at the UCL Institute of Education and run in partnership with Lancaster University and the University of Sheffield, which is funded jointly by the ESRC and the Higher Education Funding Council for England. Times Higher Education is also an associate member of the centre, which opens this month.

Any social scientists who were awarded their doctorate within the past eight years are asked to complete the survey at ioe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/esrc-survey

 jack.grove@tesglobal.com

You've reached your article limit

Register to continue

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 6 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments
Register

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments

Featured Jobs

PhD Position in Archaeology and Cultural History

Norwegian University Of Science & Technology -ntnu

PhD position in Energy and Process Engineering

Norwegian University Of Science & Technology -ntnu

PhD position in Electric Power Engineering

Norwegian University Of Science & Technology -ntnu

Research Assistant in Business

University Of Chichester
See all jobs

Most Commented

Doctoral study can seem like a 24-7 endeavour, but don't ignore these other opportunities, advise Robert MacIntosh and Kevin O'Gorman

Matthew Brazier illustration (9 February 2017)

How do you defeat Nazis and liars? Focus on the people in earshot, says eminent Holocaust scholar Deborah Lipstadt

Improvement, performance, rankings, success

Phil Baty sets out why the World University Rankings are here to stay – and why that's a good thing

Warwick vice-chancellor Stuart Croft on why his university reluctantly joined the ‘flawed’ teaching excellence framework

people dressed in game of thrones costume

Old Germanic languages are back in vogue, but what value are they to a modern-day graduate? Alice Durrans writes