Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy at ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

Location: Egham

Salary: £36,438 starting salary per year – including London allowance

Post type: Full time

Closing Date: 11.59pm BST on Tuesday 13 September 2022

Reference: 0722-302

Full time, CDD until July 2024

The starting salary is £36,438 per annum (including London allowance). This is the expected starting salary for this position, but appointment to a higher level may be made for candidates who demonstrate exceptional skills and experience relevant to the position.

Applications are invited for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Politics, International Relations and Philosophy. The position is full-time and runs until July 31, 2024. The start date is negotiable, provided it is no later than February 1, 2023.

The post holder will undertake research in the framework of Professor Joost van Spanje’s ERC Consolidator Grant project “New Parties on the News”, including, within a team of ten colleagues, designing and conducting experimental research and non-experimental, analysis and writing results. The work may include the co-supervision of a doctoral student.

Applicants must have their PhD in Political Science, Communication Science, Sociology or Computer Science reviewed prior to the start date. In their career to date, applicants should have experience with research design and quantitative research methods. Additional training may be provided to the successful candidate.

In return, we offer a highly competitive rewards and benefits package including:

  • Generous annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Pension plan with generous employer contribution
  • Various programs, including Cycle to Work, subscription loans and help with the cost of eye tests.
  • Free parking

The position is based in Egham, Surrey, where the College is set in a beautiful leafy campus near Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance of London.

For the ERC Consolidator Grant project, see For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Professor Joost van Spanje, on [email protected]

To view more details about this position and to apply, please visit If you have any questions about the application process, the Human Resources department can be contacted by email at [email protected]

Royal Holloway recognizes the importance of helping its employees balance work and personal life by offering flexible working arrangements. We are happy to consider a flexible work request for this position, including part-time, job sharing or compressed working hours.

Please cite the reference: 0722-302

Closing Date: 23:59, September 13, 2022

Date of interview: September 21, 2022