Postdoctoral Research Associate in Social Sciences and International Studies
University of Exeter, College of Social Sciences and International Studies
United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Job reference P67994

Date posted 31/05/2019

Application closing date 23/06/2019

Location Exeter

Salary The starting salary will be £31,302 on Grade (E), depending on qualifications and experience. Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type Academic


Job description

College of Social Sciences and International Studies


The above full-time post is available on a fixed term contract from 16th September 2019 to 15th December 2020 in the College of Social Sciences and International Studies based on the Streatham campus.


Summary of the role


The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Dr Sandra Kröger in the Horizon2020project on 'Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU).


InDivEU aims to contribute to the current debate on the future of Europe by re-assessing, developing and testing a range of models and scenarios for different levels of integration among EU member states.


The successful applicant will be part of the WP 1 on the Philosophical Foundations of Differentiated Integration. The post will include empirical research (elite interviews) as well as normative reflection on the topic of differentiated integration as a fair scheme of cooperation.


The successful applicant will contribute to publishing the results as well as disseminating them.


About you


Applicants will possess a relevant PhD in political science, sociology or political theory by the start of the contract. They will have a strong interest in and sound knowledge of theories of European integration or of (global) theories of justice.


Applicants will be able to design and conduct elite interviews, as well as code and analyse the related data. The ability to work accurately to deadlines and have a confirmed ability to work independently and as part of a team is crucial.


The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, and communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically.


For further information please contact Dr Sandra Kröger, e-mail


You can view the Job Description and Person Specification document here.


What we can offer you


Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;

Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly

An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development

Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career

A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parentalleave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (upto 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon.


The University of Exeter


We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.


Our research income in recent years means we're fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.


With over 22,000 students and 5,500 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.



We offer some fantastic benefits including:


41 days leave per year

Options for flexible working

Numerous discounts at leading retailers

Onsite gyms on all of our campus' and a cycle to work scheme

Sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parentalleave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a new Fertility Treatment Policy

Stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

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