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The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, offers 6 full-time Early Stage Researcher positions for ground-breaking research on how political concepts are used in the world.


Successful applicants will be required to start on 1 September 2018 for a period of 3 years.


ESRs will complete a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including placements with one or more of our 23 international partners. We welcome applicants from across the social sciences and humanities, including anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology, and theology. ESRs will be employed by the University on a salary of £26,075 per annum, and will be eligible for a range of additional benefits including ample travel and research funding.
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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.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 March 2018. Check all information here: Further Particulars.pdf. Please quote reference number LAN070R on all correspondence.
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 4 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.
Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact Dr Trevor Stack, POLITICO Director at (do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Stack).

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