Research Assistant (Fixed term, Part time)

University of Nottingham

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Politics and International Relations
Location:  University Park

£30,487 to £33,966
per annum pro-rata depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 January 2024
Reference:  SOC557823

Dr Sean Fleming of the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham is looking to hire a Research Assistant for his project, ‘Revenge of the Luddites’. The objective of the project is to develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary anti-technology political movements.

Working closely with Dr Fleming, the successful candidate will assist with a variety of tasks, including media monitoring; searching databases; reviewing literature; analyzing primary sources, such as archival material; grant writing; event organisation; and editing.

Candidates should have a degree in a relevant field. They should demonstrate excellent writing, editing, and qualitative research skills (especially textual and archival) and an ability to understand and analyze highly abstract philosophical literature. A strong background in both political theory and security studies is essential, as is prior knowledge of tech-critical philosophy. Candidates should have substantial editing experience and, ideally, substantial experience writing for policy and/or popular audiences. Familiarity with policy analysis and experience organizing events are desirable.

The position is part-time, 10 hours a week, from January 2024 until 19th January 2025. 

Applicants should upload a CV; a cover letter is not required. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Fleming: [email protected]. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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