Professor or Reader in Social Policy and Associate Director for Policy - Understanding Society

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

Reader: £51,260 - £55,999 per annum. Professor: On the professorial scale and commensurate with skills and experience

In these turbulent times, good evidence to inform policy is crucial. This exciting post provides an opportunity for a talented and ambitious quantitative researcher to develop a programme of research and lead the Understanding Society Policy Unit to inform crucial policy debates. A suitably qualified candidate will be awarded the title of Professor of Social Policy within ISER.

Understanding Society, the UK Household Longitudinal Study, offers unprecedented opportunities for investigating the implications of macro social, economic and policy changes on the populations of the four countries of the UK and different subgroups within it. The successful candidate will develop a programme of policy-related research that leads to high quality publications. S/he will play a critical role in demonstrating and delivering impact from the study and ensuring the study is nationally and internationally recognised as critical for addressing major questions facing the UK and other societies.

This post is suitable for a researcher with an academic track record in policy relevant quantitative research or for a researcher with a background in a government or third sector organisation and with experience of the use of research findings in the development of policy.

At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place.

Please use the link below to make an application and for further details about this job (Ref. REQ00168). Visit our website: for information about the University of Essex. If you have a disability and would like information in a different format, please telephone (01206) 874693 / 873521.

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