Research Fellow

University of Exeter - College of Life and Environmental Sciences - Geography

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university that combines world-class research with very high levels of student satisfaction. Exeter has over 21,000 students from more than 130 different countries and is in the top 1% of universities in the world with 98% of its research rated as being of international quality. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today.

The College wishes to recruit a Research Fellow to support the work of Professor Nick Gill and Dr. Nicole Hoellerer (Research Fellow for the project). This European Research Council funded post will start on February 1st 2018 on a full time basis, and will last for a period of 6 months (however we would strongly welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours over a longer period than six months). It is based at the University of Exeter, UK, but the postholder must be able to relocate to France and occasionally visit different fieldsites (for example, in Germany).

You will join a highly successful and dynamic team of researchers at the University of Exeter, and the study will involve qualitative analysis and surveys of asylum determination procedures in various European countries including France, Germany and the UK. The post will involve ethnographic research of asylum appeal hearings in France, as well as survey based worked.

Applicants will possess or be very near to completing a relevant PhD, such as, but not limited to, Human Geography, Sociology, Refugee Studies, Migration Studies, Anthropology or Socio-legal Studies. Applicants will be fluent in, or have an extremely advanced command of French, alongside fluent English. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in ethnographic research. The post would suit applicants who have recently completed their PhDs and are looking to improve their CVs with research experience, as well as co-author relevant publications.

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University offers some fantastic benefits including 41 days leave per year, options for flexible working, numerous discounts at leading retailers, an onsite gym, yoga and pilates, a cycle to work scheme and a stunning campus environment in the heart of Exeter.  If you are not currently in Exeter please have a look at our website for some further information on what a beautiful part of the country we are based in.

For further information please contact Professor Nick Gill, Email or Telephone 01392723333, or contact Dr. Nicole Hoellerer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, via Email

We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce

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