One Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (100%)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow: The University of Edinburgh – College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences – School of Law
Salary: £35,333 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st February 2023
Closes: 31st March 2023
Job Ref: 6642
Fixed term contract – 1st October 2023 to 30th September 2024 (with possibility of a further extension of 8-12 months contingent on funder approval); Full time – 35 Hours per week.
This is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneurial early career researcher to join the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-funded project: Reversing the Gaze, at Edinburgh Law School. You will be involved in developing approaches to, and executing, comparative theories of the administrative state, and/or of value, finance, and the state, grounded in empirical case studies. You should have a high-quality research profile commensurate with your career status, as well as a proven commitment to conducting and/or collaborating on interdisciplinary research projects.
You will play a full part in the conduct of the project research at Edinburgh Law School, as both a team member and a research leader. You will also play a full part in the overall project, a consortium between Edinburgh, the University of Basel, and the University of Zurich. Finally, you will play a full part in the collegiate life of the Edinburgh Law School, and will be supported to develop and execute an ambitious and impactful research agenda, which will place you in a strong position to take the next step in your academic career.
The School of Law strives to be a diverse and inclusive community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been traditionally under-represented in the subject.
As well as a CV and cover letter, candidates are requested to upload an outline (maximum 2 pages) of their research plans in relation to the project, and a one-page document identifying their two strongest publications (which may include work under review or accepted but not published), and explaining why – in their view – these pieces are both original and significant.
To take the lead in developing and delivering an ambitious programme of research, as part of a team of early-career and established academics across Edinburgh Law School, the University of Basel, and the University of Zurich. The post will enable you to establish a strong research profile and, in so doing, to build on your existing research and develop professional contacts across the University of Edinburgh and beyond.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- A strong academic profile that explores theories of the administrative state, and/or of value, finance, and the state, in comparative perspective, as demonstrated by a PhD (obtained or near completion).
- Ability to design and deliver cutting-edge interdisciplinary research, both as researcher and research leader.
- Ability to develop an innovative research profile and research plan in the area(s) of expertise, including through high-quality publications.
- Excellent project management skills.
- Excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.