ESRC invites proposals for a Deputy Director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative. This will complement the role of the Director, Professor Anand Menon. The Deputy Director will also have the opportunity to undertake their own programme of research and impact activity related to the UK in a Changing Europe initiative.

The Deputy Director will work closely with the Director of the UK in a Changing Europe initiative and will play a vital role in assisting with:

  • planning and co-ordination of initiative activities
  • liaising with researchers and other grants supported under the initiative
  • working with key stakeholders
  • deputising as appropriate for the Director.

This is a complex and fast-moving portfolio, and therefore it is anticipated that the appointment will possess senior-level expertise in this area. The appointment will be made at senior fellow level. The Deputy Director will also need to be based at an eligible UK research organisation.

Application process

The maximum budget for the post is £200,000 at 100% fEC. In accordance with RCUK policy, the ESRC will contribute up to 80% of fEC. It is expected that the Deputy Director will commit a minimum of 50% FTE to the post. Applications should be submitted through the Je-S system by 16:00 on 23 August 2017.

The appointment is for 19 months. The successful individual should take up the post on or by no later than 1 December 2017. Please note that the usual three month leeway on start date will not apply to this grant.

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