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[Commlist] Postdoctoral Research Fellow ProDem Protest and Democracy, City, University of London

Sat Sep 05 15:54:10 GMT 2020

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Permanent with funding for 24 months

Project: ProDem - Protests and Democracy: How Movement Parties, Social Movements, and Active Citizens are Reshaping Europe

Department: Sociology, City, University of London

*Closing Date: 20 September 2020 *

The Department of Sociology at City, University of London seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work alongside Dr Dan Mercea, Co-Principal Investigator on the project “ProDem - Protests and Democracy: How Movement Parties, Social Movements, and Active Citizens are Reshaping Europe”. The project aims to comparatively assess the medium and long-term effects of the triple interaction between citizens, social movements, and movement parties in 6 European countries. The position, available for two years, is funded through an award by the Volkswagen Stiftung.


The key responsibilities of the role will involve assisting the principal investigator in designing a cross-national survey to be commissioned to an external pollster.

The appointed candidate will be involved in writing up the research findings together with the principal investigator and other project members, and reporting them in conference proceedings and presentations and in high-ranked academic journals.

*Person Specification*

The successful candidate will have, or be about to be awarded, a PhD in political science, sociology, communication studies or a related social science discipline, have a good command of advanced statistical analysis and survey design as well as an interest in civic or political participation, social movements, political parties, digital or broadcasting media, and a developing publication record.

They will be able to demonstrate knowledge of advanced statistical analysis and survey design skills, as well as a developing publication record and the ability to conduct literature reviews and relevant background research.

Full details of the responsibilities of the role and person specification can be found in the attached job description.

*Additional Information* <>

Closing date: 11:59pm, 20th September 2020

The position is available full time, specific hours can be negotiated. International mobility within the research consortium is a possibility that can be discussed at interview. For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Dan Mercea, (Dan.Mercea.1 /at/

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