Hillary Rodham Clinton Early Year Fellowship

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum.
19 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 11/11/2019  
Salary £33,797 to £40,322 per annum.  
Job category/type Research

Job description

Queen's University Belfast is one of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities in the UK and Ireland, combining excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos, for our 24,000 students and 4,200 staff, funded through an annual turnover of some GBP 300m.  As a driver of innovation and talent, based on excellence and global strategic partnerships, we offer generous employment terms and underpinned by excellent lifestyle benefits including opportunities for family friendly working and support for wellbeing. Research staff at QUB are also entitled to up to 10 days per year to spend on activities benefiting their career development.  

Our five core values - Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence - are shared by our staff and students, representing the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, guiding our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave as individuals in an international organisation. 

To mark the award of the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws to Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting applications from outstanding early-career scholars for a one-year Early Career Fellowship: one fellowship per year will be awarded over each of the next three years.

Reflecting Secretary Clinton's interests and career, the Fellowship is open to outstanding early career researchers in the following broad areas: conflict transformation; global security; human rights, including women's rights and children's rights; international law; international politics; international relations; women in politics.

The post will enable the holder to pursue an independent research project towards the completion of a significant piece or pieces of publishable research and to present a public lecture relevant to the research undertaken. It is expected that this project may emerge directly from and/or build upon the successful candidate's doctoral work but, in principle, any well-justified and clearly-deliverable advanced-research project within the field is capable of being supported under the Fellowship. The award will also enable the successful candidate to build academic and policy-related networks, and develop their research and professional skills.

The Fellowship will include a salary and additional funds may be applied for to support research activity, such as travel, conference attendance, training and fieldwork. The successful applicant will be mentored by a relevant senior academic and be fully integrated into the research culture of the Faculty.

Candidates are requested to provide the following information in their application

  • A full curriculum vitae (maximum four pages)
  • A paper outlining the project and explaining how it is aligned with the aims of the fellowship (maximum two pages)
  • A work plan outlining the key milestones of the project link to the project deliverables (maximum one page)
  • A statement of the impact you intend your research to have (maximum one page
  • The names and contact details (incl emails) of two referees who have agreed to support your application and have knowledge of your work

Please ensure all of the required information is uploaded as one document.

The successful candidate must have: 

  • PhD (viva completed by 31st December 2019) in or closely related to conflict transformation; global security; human rights including women's rights and children's rights; international law; international politics; international relations; women in politics.
  • Relevant experience of researching any of the above broad areas.
  • Demonstrable potential to write high quality academic publications.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop networks with academic and policy communities

Candidate Information
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