Sociological Review Fellowship

Job Description

We are looking to appoint a Sociological Review Fellow to start on 18 September 2017 to conduct primary research with the aim of completing a writing project, normally a monograph based on a successfully completed PhD.

Sociology at Keele is located in the School of Social Science and Public Policy. Applicants may note that Keele’s sociological research culture offers particular expertise in: social theory, race and ethnicity, cultural sociology, digital sociology, social inequalities, urbanism, globalisation. Candidates would be expected to liaise with, and provide support to the Editorial Office of the Sociological Review.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Sociology or related discipline, be able to demonstrate their excellent, rigorous and innovative research ability and have the competence to carry out the project in a timely manner. Good interpersonal skills are also essential.

In return, you will receive a mentoring package with a strong emphasis on early career development also a generous allowance of up to GBP 1,500 will be made available for conference and fieldwork. There will also be opportunities for those who wish to engage in joint writing projects and/or collaborative funding applications with established members of Faculty and the option to develop their own teaching experience.

The post is funded by the Sociological Review Foundation Limited as part of its ongoing commitment to Early Career Researchers. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide early career sociologists and social anthropologists with the opportunity of spending a year writing their first monograph length book. Ideally, you are just completing, or within two years of having completed, a PhD in sociology, social anthropology or a cognate discipline. You should be able to demonstrate the ability to write for publication by either having a journal article published, or accepted for publication.

Typically, you will have not yet published a book, but will have had at least one piece of work from your PhD accepted for publication (e.g. a journal article or book chapter).

You will be granted access to ‘The Foundations of British Sociology: The Sociological Review Archive’, which you will be encouraged to use if appropriate.

Applicants are required to clearly outline the scope of this writing project, its importance and relevance in their application for the post.

If you are shortlisted for interview, you may be asked to provide us with an example of your work, preferably accepted for publication or published.