Post-Doctoral Research Associate (GCRF project) in Politics
University of Kent, Politics & International Relations
United Kingdom

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (GCRF project)


Politics & International Relations

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum
Grade: Grade 7
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 31/08/2021
Release Date: Friday 03 May 2019
Closing Date: 23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 19 June 2019 (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: SS-021-19


The School of Politics and International Relations is seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA), to assist Professor Elena Korosteleva on her GCRF RCUK project ‘Comprehensive Capacity-Building in the Eastern Neighbourhood and Central Asia: research integration, impact governance and sustainable communities’ (ES/PO10849/1). The project sets to establish ‘regional hubs of excellence’ at the top-level HEIs in Belarus, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, in order to develop research partnerships, and help improve their governance, impact and outreach capacity.


As Post-Doctoral Research Associate you will:

  • Contribute to the development and testing of the concept ‘adaptive governance’, resilience and their core components in wider Eurasia
  • Identify relevant research synergies with partner institutions and facilitate development of major funding bids to enable further research integration and wider collaboration
  • Be responsible for managing and leading core activities under the defined work stream, working in partnership with relevant national counterparts, project PI and other relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare articles and monographs for submission to peer-reviewed academic journals and relevant publishing outlets

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of high quality research and publication
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the project’s core concepts, research area and its core challenges demonstrated through publications
  • The ability to undertake research, both independently and collaboratively, and provide research support to academic colleagues

The School of Politics and International Relations, is one of the UK’s most exciting and dynamic places to study Politics and International Relations. We combine high quality teaching with cutting-edge research in a supportive environment that welcomes students from all over the world to undertake our undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. We have experts in all of the main areas of the discipline of Politics including: Comparative Politics, European Studies, International Relations, Political Theory, International Political Economy, Human Rights and Public Policy. We pride ourselves on our global outlook which is reflected in the wide range of international partnerships and the fact that we have a Specialist Postgraduate Centre in Brussels.

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