SPERI is recruiting a Research Associate

SPERI wishes to recruit an exceptional Research Associate from 1 January 2015 until 31 December 2016 to work on a new research programme described below:

Shifting Economic Power and Global Governance

One of SPERI’s key research areas is the impact of shifting economic power within the current global order. Often, this is simplified as either the decline of the West or the rise of the BRICS. Neither phrase captures the full complexity of a process of change in the global political economy that is still unfolding and far from fully understood, but we know enough to know that something important is shifting in the seismic plates of the global order. At the same time the institutions and organising structures of global governance remain much as they were set up in the immediate post-1945 period. Some adjustments have been made over time and new bodies, such as the G20, have appeared on the scene. But, overall, global governance does not look as if it has yet caught up adequately with the new world it is supposed to be governing. A critical disjuncture exists which this research programme aims to explore further.

You will have a relevant PhD (or equivalent experience) and an excellent record of high quality publications. You will be expected to design a programme of research that explores important aspects of the agenda set out above. You will have previous doctoral experience of working on these kinds of issues. You will design and undertake a research project in conjunction with the Directors of SPERI and also work closely with the existing SPERI team, writing research and academic papers, but also policy interventions, debate pieces and blogs.

For further information about the post and to apply, please search the job reference Ref UOS009546 on the University jobs page and complete the application, providing the following two things as additional attachments:

1. A sample of you research work (ideally a published paper or draft);

2. A brief outline of your proposed approach to such a research programme (2-3 pages).

This post is fixed-term with a start date of 1 January 2015 and an end date of 31 December 2016.

Salary for this grade: £29,552 – £37,394 per annum.

Closing date: 26 November 2014.

For informal enquiries about this job, please contact Laure Astill by email: l.astill@sheffield.ac.uk or by telephone: 0114 222 8346.