Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Job opportunity: ESRC associate research fellow (internet governance)

(via University of Exeter)

From Alison Harcourt (Politics, Exeter) 

Please find below the link to an advertisement for a 3 year full-time postdoctoral fellowship based at the University of Exeter on an ESRC project together with myself, George Christou (Warwick) and Seamus Simpson (Salford). The project will explore the role of civil society actors in international professional fora for Internet Governance.

Job title: Associate Research Fellow
Job reference: P49603
Date posted: 07/07/2015
Application closing date: 16/08/2015
Location: Exeter
Salary: starting will be from £25,513 per annum up to £28,695 per annum on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.
Package: Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable)
Job category/type: Research
Job description:

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group University in the top one percent of institutions globally. In the last few years we have invested strategically to deliver more than 350 million pounds worth of new facilities across our campuses with plans for another 330 million pounds of investment between now and 2016.

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Alison Harcourt. This ESRC funded post is available from 1 October 2015 until 31 August 2018. The successful applicant will conduct literature reviews, draft policy documents, prepare research work for publication, organise interviews and dissemination events and maintain the project website.

The post will include making presentations at national and international conferences, organising interviews and dissemination events, maintaining the project website, literature reviews and drafting policy briefings.  The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will have a background in political science, with experience and understanding of the economic, political and social significance of the Internet, ideally with knowledge of internet and communications policy and legislation.