University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Push*Back*Lash) (Poland)

Job details

Job reference

P92045

Date posted

08/02/2024

Application closing date

22/02/2024

Location

Exeter (Hybrid)

Salary

The starting salary will be from £32,982 on Grade E, depending on qualifications and experience.

Package

Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Contractual hours

Blank

Basis

Full-time

Job category/type

Research

Attachments

P92045 JD.pdf
Postdoctoral Research Associate (PushBackLash) (Poland)

Job description

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS)

This UKRI funded, full time 8-month post is available in the Department of Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy, and Anthropology from March to support the work of Isabelle Engeli.

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

The post

The successful applicant will contribute to the data collection, coding, and analysis of the Polish policy agendas. They would also conduct a qualitative case study on the policy dynamics related to gender+ issues in Poland. There may additional related tasks during the period of appointment.

The post is part of the Horizon Europe/UKRI funded project PushBackLash (10038117) PushBackLash investigates the relationship between democracy and the advocacy of/opposition to gender+ equality using a wealth of analytical and methodological approaches. You will join a dynamic, international, and interdisciplinary team working closely with 11 project partners located in 8 European countries. You will be based at the University of Exeter and contribute to the Work Package 3 “Dynamics of Contestation on Gender and Sexuality Issues” which analyses the dynamics in policy attention toward gender+ equality issues across space, time, and institutional venues.

We are recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Associate with expertise in the research fields of gender and politics, and/or sexuality and politics, and with a regional focus on Poland. We are open to and warmly encourage applications from researchers from political science, public policy, policy administration, sociology, law, or other related disciplines in social sciences or humanities.

A fluent command of English and Polish is required. Training in case study research and interview is essential.

About you

You will:

  • Possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion) or possess an equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study
  • Be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the field and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes
  • 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
  • Be fluent in English and Polish
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    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 parental leave (up to 26wks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6wks full pay), and a 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 top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

    Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world's most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

    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. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

    Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment

    We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

    Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

    With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

    Further information

    For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Isabelle Engeli, [email protected]

    Job details

    Title

    Postdoctoral Research Associate (Push*Back*Lash) (Poland)

    Employer

    University of Exeter

    Location

    United Kingdom

    Published

    February 09, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 22, 2024

    Job type

    Postdoc

    Field

    Geosciences,History,Law,Political Science,Social Science

    About the employer

    The University of Exeter is a public university that focuses on research. It was established in the year 1955. In 1851, it was first formed as Schools of Science and Art. In 1900, its name was then changed to the Royal Albert Memorial College which later converted into a university college of the southwest in the year 1922. And finally, it received its authorization in 1955 as the University of Exeter.

    The university is a part of the Russell Group which contains the top research-intensive universities of United Kingdom and has a total of 3 campuses. Out of all 3, Streatham is the largest campus by area as it contains most of the university's executive buildings.

    Also, it is considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the nation. Moreover, the Penryn campus is associated with Falmouth University as per a combined initiative.

    The University has more than 25,263 student population who are coming from over 130 different nations. The university organizes its educational and administrative departments into 6 scholastic colleges. There are many research centres and institutes inside the campus. There are more than 200 student societies including creative writing, theatre club, Socialist Students societies, Poker Society and Conservative Future society. The university maintains an athletic union which is responsible for organizing and administrating all the sports activities fairly and actively. The union governs more than 50 sports clubs which have around 5,000 students.

    The university has a great alumni base and actively connects with more than 125,000 alumni in 183 countries across the world. The graduates have been working in different fields. From globally known business leaders and lawyers to inspiring leaders and teachers to highly praised members of the press and artists, this university has proudly touched the lives of its alumni. Some of the much-known alumni of the university are J.K. Rowling (author- famous for Harry Potter series), Ameenah Gurib (Mauritius's 6th President) and Abdullah Gül (Turkey's 11th President).

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