Research Assistant in Gender and International Relations

Egham, United Kingdom
£29,645 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
01 Apr 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy

Location: Egham
Salary: £29,645 per annum pro rata - including London Allowance
Closing Date: Friday 10 April 2020
Interview Date: Friday 17 April 2020

Fixed Term, Part Time

Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant in Gender and International Relations in the Department of Politics, International Relations, and Philosophy.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual and/or individuals to join the research project “Sexual Relations as International Relations” as Research Assistant. The successful candidate will work with British Academy Global Professor of Politics and International Relations Laura Sjoberg on both research and outreach projects in gender studies and international relations.

You will:

  1. (i) provide assistance doing research on gender, sexuality, and state borders;
  2. (ii) provide logistical organizational support to Professor Sjoberg’s research;
  3. (iii) provide support for the development of the Centre for Gender Studies at Royal Holloway University.

The successful candidate will be able to use citation software, will be fluent in a wide variety of citation formats, and will be familiar with political and historical research methods. The successful candidate will also have the ability to keep accurate records, strong communication skills, the ability to communicate with academics and funders by email, and the ability to work independently under regular supervision. Candidates with a substantive interest in gender and international relations are preferred, but this is not a job requirement.

In return we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement 
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution 
  • Various schemes including Cycle to Work, Season Ticket Loans and help with the cost of Eyesight testing. 
  • Free parking

The post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Professor Sjoberg by email at

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at: 

Royal Holloway recognises the importance of helping its employees balance their work and home life by offering flexible working arrangements.  We are happy to consider a request for flexible working for this post including part time, job share or compressed working hours.

Please quote the reference: 0320-100
Closing Date: Midnight, 10 April 2020
Interview Date: 17 April 2020

Please note that it will not be possible for the College to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship for successful candidates as this role does not fall into one of the standard occupational codes deemed eligible for sponsorship by UK Visas and Immigration. Successful candidates will therefore need to be eligible to work in the UK or have limited leave to remain in the UK and associated right to work for the duration of their employment with the College, in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.