The Sociological Review Fellowship 2020: Open for Applications

The Sociological Review is delighted to announce that applications are open for our 2020 Fellowship at Keele University – School of Social Science and Public Policy.

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and approximately 2000 staff, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information is available here.

We are looking to appoint a Sociological Review Fellow to start on 1stSeptember 2019 with the primary aim of completing a substantial writing project, normally a monograph based on a successfully completed PhD.

Post-holders will be required to liaise with, and provide support to the Editorial Office of the Sociological Review, and must hold a PhD in Sociology or related discipline, in order to demonstrate their excellent, rigorous and innovative research ability, and evidence their competence to carry out the project in a timely manner.

In return, you will receive a mentoring package with a strong emphasis on early career development also a generous allowance of up to £1,500 will be made available for conference and fieldwork. You will be situated in Sociology at Keele and benefit from the University’s research environment, including membership of the Institute for Social Inclusion, which will provide opportunities to engage in joint writing projects and / or collaborative funding applications with established members of Faculty. You will also have the opportunity to develop your own teaching experience, should you be interested in doing so, by contributing to undergraduate and / or postgraduate teaching in Sociology at Keele, for example, through specialist guest lectures on the modules currently offered.

The post is funded by the Sociological Review Foundation Limited as part of its ongoing commitment to Early Career Researchers. The purpose of the Fellowship is to provide early career sociologists and social anthropologists with the opportunity of spending a year writing their first monograph length book. Ideally, you are just completing, or within two years of having completed, a PhD in sociology, social anthropology or a cognate discipline. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to write for publication by either having a journal article published, or accepted for publication. Typically, you will have not yet published a book, but will have had at least one piece of work from your PhD accepted for publication (e.g. a journal article or book chapter). In addition to support received at Keele, you will also be granted access to ‘The Foundations of British Sociology: The Sociological Review Archive’, which you will be encouraged to use this resource if appropriate.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce, ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Location: Keele
Salary: £35,210 to £40,792 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract

Closing date for applications: 17 May 2019

Full post details are available here.

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