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Research Assistant

City, University of London - Department of International Politics

Location: London
Salary: £38,205 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 7th March 2024
Job Ref: SPGA00054

Founded in 1894, City, University of London is a global university committed to academic excellence with a focus on business and the professions and an enviable central London location.

City attracts around 20,000 students (over 40% at postgraduate level), from more than 150 countries and staff from over 75 countries.

In the last decade City has almost tripled the proportion of its total academic staff producing world-leading or internationally excellent research. During this period City has made significant investments in its academic staff, its estate and its infrastructure and continues to work towards realising its vision of being a leading global university.

The culture at City is built on our shared core values, which means that all employees are expected to behave according to our values: “We care, We learn, We act.”

Background

The Past, Present and Future of America’s Commitment to the Middle East is a research project that aims to understand the drivers of policy U.S. towards the Middle East from 1980 to 2020. In particular, it examines how domestic constraints have shaped the process of strategic adjustment, exploring the role played by public opinion, electoral politics, congressional pressures and civil-military relations in the development and execution of military strategy and defence policies.

Responsibilities

The successful candidate will assist the principal investigator in carrying out research for this project by preparing surveys of related literature and supporting the conduct of archival research and elite interviews.

Person Specification

The successful candidate would have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. International Relations or History), with Strong knowledge of contemporary debates and themes in U.S. foreign policy and grand strategy.

Additional Information

City offers a sector-leading salary, pension scheme and benefits including a comprehensive package of staff training and development.

The role is available from March 2024.

The post is for 5 hours per week until 19 July 2024.

Closing date: 7th March 2024 at 11:59pm.

For an informal discussion please contact Andrew Payne via andrew.payne@city.ac.uk

To apply and for more information about the post please use the links below.

City, University of London is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all its activities, processes, and culture for our whole community, including staff, students and visitors.

We welcome applications regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital status, nationality, pregnancy, race and ethnic origin, religion and belief, sex, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

City operates a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants.

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