SPERI is an excellent place for scholars to launch and develop their academic careers; it provides a vibrant and collegial intellectual environment, opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and unique support for policy and public engagement. We welcome enquiries from researchers interested in working and studying with us.
SPERI values diversity in both intellectual and people terms. We are committed to recognising the important intellectual contributions that female, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic minority and international scholars make to the field of political economy.
Details of current opportunities and vacancies can be found below.
If you are a prospective doctoral student, please read through our profile pages, current projects section and our thematic priorities which outline the areas of research we are interested in supervising. If you have an idea for a thesis, please contact the person who you think may be a potential supervisor – details of our team and their research interests are here.
If you are a prospective postdoctoral researcher, where there are specific calls that we want to support applicants for we will provide the details here. Or if you have identified a scheme and wish to work with us, please contact the Directors.
SPERI can host established scholars during sabbatical and can sponsor grant applications for visiting academics. Where there are specific calls that we want to support applicants for we will provide the details here. Or if you have identified a scheme and wish to work with us, please contact the Directors.
Leverhulme Visiting Professorships
We are keen to support applications for Leverhulme Visiting Professorships. Visits may last for between 3 and 12 months, and tenures of 6 months or more can be spread over 2 or more visits. Full information about the scheme including key deadlines is available here. If you would be interested in applying please contact the Directors.
Current Vacancies and Opportunities
Vacancy: Research Associate: Corporations and Food Insecurity in the Global North
An opportunity has arisen for a Research Associate, located jointly at SPERI and in the Department of Politics and International Relations to support Dr Hannah Lambie-Mumford’s growing programme of research on corporate power in the global food economy and its relationship to experiences of – and responses to – food insecurity in the Global North. Full details can be found here.
Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: Call for Expressions of Interest
SPERI is inviting expressions of interest for the Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship call. Full details can be found here.