Job offer in london Research Fellow at University College London

UCL Institute of Education

Part Time: 21.9 hours per week (60% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £35,328 – £42,701

Applications are invited for a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Department of Social Sciences at University College London. The Researcher will work under the supervision of Dr Victoria Redclift on the ESRC funded project ‘Transnational practices in local settings: Experiences of citizenship among Bangladesh-origin Muslims in London and Birmingham’.

Drawing on experiences of citizenship among Bangladesh-origin Muslims in London and Birmingham the research considers the ways in which political identities that cross borders, inform political identities within borders. How are processes of transnational political engagement mediated by the national context of settlement? How do they inform political engagement in that national context? Does transnational political subjectivity mitigate/aggravate political exclusion at the national level? Does it inhibit/enhance the creation of local ‘political space’? The research considers how different histories of settlement, different population profiles and different local conditions/constraints affect the political identities possible in each new setting.

The Researcher’s principle responsibilities will concern data analysis and project dissemination activities – specifically the organisation of end of project workshops with participants in London and Birmingham, and one roundtable in London with policy-makers. The Researcher will write accompanying working papers as well as press releases and will present findings at national and international conferences. The Researcher will be encouraged to contribute to written dissemination at all levels. Applicants should have a PhD in a social science discipline and Bengali language skills are desirable.

This post is available from April 2019 and is funded for 8 months in the first instance.

Completion of a PhD in a Social Science discipline and expertise in ‘race’, migration and citizenship, particularly in the context of Bengali migration to the UK are essential. Bengali language skills are desirable.

UCL vacancy reference: 1797154

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Victoria Redclift (

Closing Date: 28 March 2019

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

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