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

Research Fellow


Job reference P67775

Date posted 31/05/2019

Application closing date 30/06/2019

Location Exeter

Salary The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £39,609 on Grade F, 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 Science and International Studies


This full time post is available from 1stAugust 2019 on a fixed term basis to 31st August 2021


Summary of the role


The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to work with Dr Jason Reifler on a project examining misperceptions, especially in Europe. This ERC funded post is available August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021.


The successful applicant will assist with all facets of the project, including (but not limited to): the design and fielding of national surveys and experiments; analysing data; and writing both academic and public facing articles and reports.

Teaching is not a primarily responsibility of this position, though opportunities may exist for those wishing to further their professional development in this area.

The ideal candidate will have an academic background in political science, communication, or psychology.


Contingent on funding and identifying a suitable candidate, a second post may available from August 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020.


About you


The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.


Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in political science or closely related discipline (psychology, communication) and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies.


The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.

The successful candidate will be able to develop survey questionnaire, design experiments, analyse data, prepare ethics/IRB applications and study preregistration documents, help turn results into publishable papers and present at conferences or public events.

Fluency in one of more European languages other than English is advantageous, but not essential.


For further information please contact Professor. Jason Reifler, e-mail or telephone (01392) 725241.


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


Whatwe 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 (up to 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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