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Below you will find all current employment opportunities within the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science:
SGSSS Associate Director
We have an opening on the SGSSS Directorate this year for a colleague from a discipline within our Economies, Mind and Technologies Hub at one of our partner institutions with an interest in cross-university collaboration and the ambition to influence social science doctoral research at a national level. The EMT Hub Lead is 0.3FTE (managed as an institutional commitment from partner HEI to SGSSS) available from May/June 2022 (phased starts negotiable depending on commitments) and it is anticipated that interviews will take place w/c 25 April 2022 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 firstname.lastname@example.org including ‘Associate Director EMT Hub Lead 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 ongoing development of the UK’s largest Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), supporting all social science research students in Scotland and to play an active role in the recommissioning of the Scottish Graduate School.
If you would like to discuss the post in further detail please contact the SGSSS Director, Professor Jamie Pearce (Director) or the outgoing role holder, Professor Mel Simms. 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 4 April 2022.
Knowledge Exchange and Partnerships Coordinator
UE06, £28,756 – £33,309 per annum)
CAHSS, Scottish Graduate School of Social Science
Full Time (35 hours per week)
Fixed Term (May 2022 – July 2024)
We are looking for an individual with a passion for higher education and employability; someone who enjoys planning and organising training events and works at a high standard. You will need to be able to invest in relationships with key partners and work collaboratively both within our small dedicated team and with external partners and stakeholders, including the Scottish Government, private and third sector.
You will be coordinating SGSSS’ internship scheme and training and professional development events including a large summer school, mentoring programmes, and individual events throughout the year, as well as the postdoctoral fellowship scheme.
Your skills and attributes for success:
- Relevant project management and organisation skills: You will ensure that multiple activities/projects for a range of stakeholders are delivered to high standard and to deadlines, demonstrating that you are proactive and the ability to prioritise and pay attention to detail.
- Strong problem solving skills: You will have the ability to deploy autonomous decision-making when working under pressure to resolve problems rapidly.
- High level of interpersonal and communication skills; You will need to show that you can adapt and relate appropriately to different stakeholders, business needs and objectively.
- Effective analytical skills; You will have the ability to collect, organise, and analyse data through Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for formal reporting and to contribute to continuous improvement of processes and activities.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Flaminia Raiteri.
Applications close 10 April, 5pm. Interviews will be held on 20 and 21 April 2022.
SGSSS Student Representative
We are now recruiting two new Student Representatives to join the SGSSS Student Rep committee. This position is open to any social science PhD student in Scotland at one of SGSSS’ 16 partner universities.
SGSSS has student representatives from across our University partnership, who represent the student body and support with thematic priority areas for the DTP, which include but are not limited to equality, diversity, and inclusion work; widening access; student engagement events, and student wellbeing. These are voluntary positions which provide Student Reps with the opportunity to work alongside SGSSS staff to contribute to the direction of our strategic priority areas.
Amongst other activities you will work with the existing team of representatives to organise the annual Student Led Symposium, take part in the new SGSSS Rep Award Scheme which will contribute to your personal and professional development, as well as other areas of decision-making.
We look forward to working with you and having you contribute more student perspectives to the Scottish Graduate School of Social Sciences.
If you have any questions about the role, please direct these to Dr Ashley Rogers, Associate Director (Student Engagement): email@example.com.
To apply for this post, please send a document that contains the below to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 April 2022:
- Your name, institution, level of study, year of study, and how much time you have remaining.
- A 200 word blurb that includes:
- An area of the postgraduate student experience you believe should be a priority for the SGSSS and why
- Skills that you can bring to the role
- Skills that you would like to develop or enhance
Research Impact and Partnerships Manager
UE 07 £37,099 – £44,263
Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS), CAHSS
Full time 35 hours per week
1 post available
The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science (SGSSS) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) has recently been awarded significant funding by the ESRC for a further five cohorts of PhD social science researchers. This role is an exciting opportunity to lead the development and implementation of strategies and policies for research impact and partnership working for the existing and future research cohorts. Key responsibilities include: building partnerships with external organisations; increasing opportunities for and participation in internship/placement opportunities and training; enhancing the visibility and impact of social science doctoral research; and providing advice, guidance and support for all aspects of impact and knowledge exchange for the social science doctoral community across Scotland. SGSSS works with 16 partner universities across Scotland and non-academic partners including Skills Development Scotland, the Scottish Government, Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scottish Funding Council, and many private and third sector organisations.
SGSSS is hosted by the University of Edinburgh and therefore you will be employed by this university.
This post is full-time (35 hours per week); we are open to considering flexible working patterns. We are currently using hybrid working (on a non-contractual basis) that combines a mix of remote and regular on-campus working.
Click here for a copy of the full job description.
Apply before 18/12/2023 at 01:59PM