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Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Social & Policy Sciences

Salary:  Starting from £32,548, rising to £38,833
Placed On:  Tuesday 06 March 2018
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 April 2018
Interview Date:  Monday 14 May 2018
Reference:  DM5682


The Research Associate will form an integral part of a 2 year project “Social mobilization for social policy: building the policy-making capacity of state and society in the Arab region” funded by the Middle East Programme of the Carnegie Corporation (New York, USA) https://www.carnegie.org/news/articles/eight-grants-social-science-innovation-arab-region/. The project is led by Dr Rana Jawad at the University of Bath and Ms Erin Sullivan, Friends of the British Council, New York Office.

The Research Associate will work with Dr Jawad and be based at the University of Bath. The project entails a 2-year programme of policy analysis and engagement to refine and advance policy understanding of the mobilization of resources and ideas to strengthen the social policy-making capacity of state and non-state actors in the Arab region. The overall research aim is to move beyond the current conceptual orthodoxies of “Rentierism”, state incapacity and political illegitimacy in Arab countries using 6 case study countries: Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Lebanon, UAE and Oman.

You will support the research activities, publication outputs and policy out-research activities of the project, including the redevelopment of the MENA social policy network website http://www.bath.ac.uk/corporate-information/middle-east-and-north-africa-social-policy-menasp-research-network/. You will also support the organization of a week-long residential for visiting scholars at Bath University and an end of project conference to be held in collaboration with the British Council and Cairo University in Egypt.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 30th September 2019.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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