The PSA Parliaments Groups is sharing details of a job opportunity for early career academics at the Constitution Unit, and highlights the call for projects on parliament or parliamentary reform, in the UK or comparatively.
The Constitution Unit would like to encourage academically-excellent candidates to propose projects to pursue with us as an Early Career Fellow, linked to forthcoming funding opportunities from the Leverhulme Trust. Early Career Fellowships aim to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, and are available to candidates who have recently completed a PhD (or will have submitted their thesis by 1 March 2018). They provide 50% of total salary costs up to £25,000 per year, with the host university (i.e. in this case UCL) providing the other 50%. Candidates propose their own projects, alongside an agreed supervisor. The Unit would like to encourage applications from exceptional candidates to work with one of the following:
- Professor Meg Russell (Unit Director) is particularly interested in applicants with projects on parliament or parliamentary reform, in the UK or comparatively;
- Dr Alan Renwick (Unit Deputy Director) particularly invites candidates wanting to work on electoral systems, the conduct of referendums or deliberative democracy, in the UK or comparatively;
- Dr Jennifer vanHeerde Hudson particularly invites candidates with project proposals on political parties, elections and representation.
Further details of eligibility and other requirements can be found on the Unit website. Initial expressions of interest are invited by 30 November.