Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Department of Sociology

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London (GB)
(£)34804 to 39152
Jul 23, 2020
End of advertisement period
Sep 20, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Permanent with funding for 24 months

Reference Number 60031130
Location Northampton Square
School / Service School of Arts & Social Sciences
Department Department of Sociology
Contract Duration Permanent
Hours Full-time
Salary Range (£)34804 to 39152


Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research.

Led by President, Professor Sir Paul Curran, City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The Department of Sociology is a leading centre for research and education. In REF 2014 74% of its submitted research was graded as world-leading or internationally excellent, increasing from 45% in the 2008 RAE and the Department was ranked equal 16th in the UK.

The Department delivers research-led education across a range of areas to approximately 600 students.

The Department of Sociology at City, University of London seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work alongside Dr Dan Mercea, Co-Principal Investigator on the project “ProDem - Protests and Democracy: How Movement Parties, Social Movements, and Active Citizens are Reshaping Europe”. The project aims to comparatively assess the medium and long-term effects of the triple interaction between citizens, social movements, and movement parties in 6 European countries. The position, available for two years, is funded through an award by the Volkswagen Stiftung. 


The key responsibilities of the role will involve assisting the principal investigator in designing a cross-national survey to be commissioned to an external pollster.

The appointed candidate will be involved in writing up the research findings together with the principal investigator and other project members, and reporting them in conference proceedings and presentations and in high-ranked academic journals.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in political science, sociology, communication studies or a related social science discipline, have a good command of advanced statistical analysis and survey design as well as an interest in civic or political participation, social movements, political parties, digital or broadcasting media, and a developing publication record.

They will be able to demonstrate knowledge of advanced statistical analysis and survey design skills, as well as a developing publication record and the ability to conduct literature reviews and relevant background research.

Full details of the responsibilities of the role and person specification can be found in the attached job description.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 20th September 2020

The position is available full time, specific hours can be negotiated. International mobility within the research consortium is a possibility that can be discussed at interview. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Dan Mercea  

Actively working to promote equal opportunity and diversity

Academic excellence for business and the professions

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