Early Stage Researchers in Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture University of Aberdeen, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture United Kingdom

Early Stage Researchers

The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer six Early Stage Researcher positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2019, for ground- breaking research on how political concepts emerge and are used in the world.


Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

Staff Category

Position Type
Full Time

Grade 5

£26,489.40 per annum

Closing Date

Ref No

CREGASSB Research Ethics Policy.pdf
(PDF, 223.8kb)

Further Particulars and Person Specification.pdf
(PDF, 1421.09kb)

Research Ethics Questionnaire .docx
(Word, 13.31kb)

The ESRs will propose and develop their own research projects around the theme of how political concepts have been fostered historically, debated philosophically and politically, fought over by social movements, codified in law, transmitted through education and the media, and lived out in everyday life. They will register for a PhD and work under the supervision of an interdisciplinary team of supervisors. They will receive extensive training, including in engagement with non-academic audiences, which will include one or more placements with one of our 23 partners. They will also actively participate in the activities of the Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and the Rule of Law.


Salary will be £26,489.40 per annum.


Successful applicants will be required to start on 1 September 2019.


As these posts are funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie POLITICO project they will be available for a period of 3 years commencing on 1 September 2019.


Candidates are required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria. In particular, at the time of the appointment candidates must have had less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment.


Any appointment will be offered a contract of employment that will be conditional upon satisfactory references, a 12 month probation period, the fulfilment of any conditions specified in the offer of a place on a PhD programme, and confirmation of the right to work in the UK and ability to secure a valid visa, if required, from UK Visas and Immigration.


Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.


For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here


In addition to the application form you must upload the required documents as detailed in the Further Particulars and Person Specification.


Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Trevor Stack, POLITICO Director at politico@abdn.ac.uk.


Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Stack.


Please quote reference number LAN084R on all correspondence


The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 January 2019


The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff

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