Research Associate/Fellow in Politics

University of Nottingham Department of Politics and International Relations

United Kingdom

Research Associate/Fellow in Politics (Fixed-term, Part-time)

Closing Date
Monday, 26th April 2021
Job Type
Politics and International Relations
£27511 to £40322 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (minimum £30942 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

Applications are invited for the post of Research Associate/Research Fellow within the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham. The successful candidate will support Professor Caitlin Milazzo, Head of School, in her research on elections, campaigns, and voting behaviour, and will help to manage the OpenElections Project ( 

The main responsibilities include:  

  • Collaborating in the drafting of research publications for internationally recognised journals;
  • Contributing to the dissemination of research findings at national/international conferences and through social media;
  • Contributing to the management and organisation of the OpenElections database and web platform; and
  • Assisting in funding applications to grant bodies.

Experience with undertaking research in the fields of elections, campaigns and/or voting behaviour, and an ability to analyse data using Stata is essential.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Politics/Political Science or related subject (candidates nearing completion may be considered).

This part-time (18.12 hours per week) post is available on a fixed term basis from 3rd May 2021 to 31st July 2022. 

The School of Politics and International Relations values equality, diversity and inclusion. As a holder of an Athena Swan Award, we are committed to offering equal treatment and opportunities to our workforce and student body. We welcome applications from those who are underrepresented in the sector and at University of Nottingham including but, not exclusive, to women, disabled and neurodiverse people, LGBTQ+ people, and people from Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Caitlin Milazzo, Head of School, email: However, applications sent to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University has always been a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, visit;

For all successful international applicants, including EU/EEA applicants from January 2021, we offer an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses to the UK, including visas and the NHS surcharge. For more information follow this link

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