Researcher 1A

Glasgow Caledonian University

  • Location: Glasgow
  • £33,199 to £38,460 per annum, 6
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: GCU00583


This is a full time, fixed term contract for 24 months with an anticipated start date of January 2019.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award-winning University for the Common Good. The job will be at Glasgow School for Business and Society (GSBS). The School draws on expertise across the University, particularly in sociology, risk, criminology, law, politics, public policy.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a critical mass of scholars based at Economics and Law Department at GSBS working for 3 European Commission funded research projects RESPOND: Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond, DEMOS: Democratic Efficacy and the Varieties of Populism in Europe, and VOLPOWER: Volunteer and Empower: Enhancing Community Building and Social Integration through Dialogue and Collaboration amongst Young Europeans and Third Country Nationals.

The prospective post holder will work for the European Commission Horizon 2020 funded research project DEMOS: Democratic Efficacy and Varieties of Populism in Europe. Dr Umut Korkut will lead the GCU team. Within DEMOS, the GCU team is responsible for research on Turkey and United Kingdom and to co-lead and lead work packages on “Impact of Populism: Law, Policy & People”; “Responding to Populism”, and make a significant contribution to work packages “Improving Democratic Efficacy: Action research and Pilot Projects”; “Communication and Dissemination”; and various literature review chapters on populism and democratic efficacy. These work packages coordinate research activity in Turkey and United Kingdom as well as lead research specific research tasks in other countries and contribute to due reports until the end of the position. The research fellow should be experienced to lead fieldwork and data collection in Turkey, comfortable with doing research on United Kingdom, and at home with qualitative and quantitative research techniques.

The post-holder will also become member of GCU Glasgow School for Business and Society, Economics and Law Department as well as WISE Centre for Economic Justice (

The jobholder should also have the following experience and skills

PhD degree in Social Sciences Substantial research experience in Turkey, and native or fully fluent Turkish language skills Experience with collecting and managing data as well as drafting reports Excellent writing skills Experience with the production of conference presentations as well as articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience with developing impact case studies for international research projects. Previous experience with website development and internet applications

Further details on this post are available by contacting Dr Umut Korkut at or on 0141 331 3351.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values of Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale.

Applications must be made online at

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