Professor and co-Director of MiSoC

University of Essex - Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER)

The Institute for Social and Economic Research wishes to appoint a professorial-level researcher to the ESRC-funded Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC). The successful candidate will have the ambition and ability to build on MiSoC’s record of the past two decades, to help shape a new research agenda, and to help lead MiSoC beyond 2019. This is a research post with no associated teaching duties.

Over the years, MiSoC has studied the micro-social causes and consequences of macro-social change through a wide-ranging and multi-disciplinary research agenda. A key unifying theme has been the use of advanced quantitative methods and the analysis of longitudinal micro-data. MiSoC is a multi-disciplinary research centre, and applications are welcomed from any relevant disciplinary background, but the balance of the current co-Directors means they are especially welcome from quantitative researchers working in sociology, demography, social policy, political science, or other related disciplines.

The successful candidate will become a co-Director of the current MiSoC programme, with the opportunity to become Director. He or she will hold a PhD in a relevant social science discipline or have equivalent research experience, have an international reputation in their field of research with a distinguished publication record, and must be able to show evidence of a strong contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework exercise at (at least) the 3 star level. Evidence of the ability to establish positive and effective working relationships with colleagues and external partners, to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment, and of successful academic leadership and participation in large-scale research projects, will all be essential.

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