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Below you will find all current employment opportunities within the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science

Associate Director (various posts)

SGSSS have three openings on the SGSSS Directorate this year and are seeking colleagues from partner institutions (at all stages of their academic career) with an interest in cross-university collaboration and the ambition to influence social science doctoral research at a national level. All roles are 0.3FTE (managed as an institutional commitment from partner HEI to SGSSS) available from July 2021 (phased starts negotiable depending on commitments). It is anticipated that interviews will take place in w/c 26th April via zoom.

Applicants should send a copy of their CV and a cover letter outlining why they are attracted to the position, along with relevant experience. Applications should be sent to including ‘Associate Director (INSERT ROLE TITLE) application’ in the email subject heading.

As a member of the Directorate you will take the lead in overseeing the activities associated with the named role as well as an element of SGSSS strategy suited to your experience and interest. It is an opportunity to contribute to the on-going development of the UK’s largest Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), supporting all social science research students in Scotland.

If you would like to discuss the post in further detail please contact the SGSSS Director, Professor Jamie Pearce (Director) You may also want to speak with your HEI representative on the Deans of Graduate Studies network. The successful candidate will require a letter of support from their Dean confirming allocation of 0.3FTE so we encourage candidates to start these conversations as soon as possible. 

Closing date for applications: Monday 5th April

Employability and Partnerships Manager

UE07, £33,797 – £40,322
Fixed Term, 12 months from 1st May 2021, 35 hours per week
1st May 2021- 30th April 2022

We are looking for an individual with a passion for developing people and supporting the career development journey. You will be part of a small dedicated team, within a large extended network supporting the Social Science Doctoral community across Scotland. The post holder will lead the development and implementation of employability initiatives including: coordinating a well-established internship programme, designing a development programme for ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellows; relationship management/development with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and partners; enhancing the visibility and impact of social science research; and, providing advice, guidance and support for all aspects of employability, impact and knowledge exchange for the social science doctoral and early career research community across Scotland.

You would currently be expected to work from home with a view to operating from the University campus (with occasional travel to Scotland-wide events) once Covid restrictions allow.

For the full job description and details on how to apply, please visit the University of Edinburgh webpages.