Knowledge Exchange Fellow

The University of Southampton

Politics & International Relations


Highfield Campus


£34,314 to £37,386
per annum

Full Time Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date:  

Thursday 30 March 2023

Interview Date:  

To be confirmed



Further Particulars for a Knowledge Exchange Fellow for the Centre for the South  

An excellent opportunity exists for a Knowledge Exchange Fellow position based in the Centre for the South (CfS) at the University of Southampton. This is part of new initiative to build a centre that can lead on policy impact in the region, giving a place-based focus to research expertise and evidence across the University.

The CfS is a new strategic investment from the University of Southampton (UoS). This role offers an opportunity to be at the forefront of policy-oriented research and the knowledge exchange agenda. The specific focus of the roles will be on: identifying research already happening across the UoS with potential for impact and engagement in the local region; drawing on UoS’s expertise to help set the agenda for regional policy and development; building relationships with regional stakeholders; identifying gaps and opportunities for further knowledge exchange for the region. 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research-intensive universities. You will be associated with the Department of Politics and International Relations (PAIR) in the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences (ESPS), the department is internationally recognised for its research on democratic governance and public policy. Further information on all aspects of PAIR can be found on our web pages at . Information about ESPS can be found at . 

Successful candidates will have completed or be near to completing a doctoral degree in political science, humanities or the social sciences (or equivalent experience) and may possess skills in synthesising scientific literature, communicating with end users in the public and third sector, and/or delivering knowledge exchange and enterprise activities.

The Knowledge Exchange Fellow will be focused primarily on working with the academic community at the University of Southampton, identifying, synthesising and communicating key insights from existing research, and co-ordinating the development of new projects and initiatives of local policy relevance.

The position is fixed-term, tenable for 12 months starting as early as possible. You will be line-managed by Professor Will Jennings.

For further information, please contact Professor Will Jennings, [email protected]  

We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We select candidates based on merit and ability and aspire to thrive in the diversity of our workforce.  We welcome applications from all candidates with an interest in the role and those who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities.  

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Application Procedure 

The application deadline is midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need assistance, call Recruitment on  +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email [email protected] . Quote the advert reference on all correspondence. 

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial backgrounds, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated on the job. 

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