Research Fellow in Discourse Studies

University of Surrey - Department of Sociology

Interview Date: Thursday 15 December 2016

12 month Fixed Term Contract (available at the beginning of January 2017)

The University of Surrey is a global university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Inventive and forward-thinking, its heritage shows a recurring theme of going its own way, doing things differently – and achieving notable results. The University of Surrey has risen in all major league tables for UK universities in the past year. We’re incredibly proud to have been named University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016. We’ve climbed from sixth to fourth place in the Guardian University Guide for 2016, moved up to eighth place in the Complete University Guide 2016. Additionally, we have been ranked as 5th in the National Student Survey which showed student satisfaction at 92%.

Applications are invited for the post of Research Fellow in Discourse Studies in the Centre for Research in Social Simulation (CRESS) within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to work on a new multi-site research project (CANDID) funded by the EC Horizon 2020.

CRESS provides a vibrant, inter-disciplinary research environment with a strong international reputation. The post is available at the beginning of January 2017.

The successful applicant will undertake critical analysis of a body of textual and audio-visual media: policy communications, research literature, research agendas, future scenarios, and records of meetings and other exchange across different disciplines and stakeholder groups. This work involves being in charge of quality assurance and support for discourse-analytic contributions from other project partners, and some travel in Europe will be necessary. It would suit someone with background in the social and human sciences, innovation studies and/or policy studies relating to innovation, and with good understanding of ‘smart’ innovation developments. Excellent communication skills are essential.

The post will be located within the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK. Further information about the University and the Department of Sociology can be found at For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Kristrún Gunnarsdóttir via email or phone: 01483 683965. Interviews are scheduled to take place on 15 December.

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