Current Vacancies

UCL Research Associate: Socialism Goes Global, - Ref:1460076 

SSEES-UCL, in collaboration with the Universities of Exeter, Oxford, Columbia, Leipzig, Belgrade and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has been awarded a major Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant (2014-18) to study the relationship between what were once called the ‘Second World’ (from the Soviet Union to the GDR) and the ‘Third World’ (from Latin America to Africa to Asia). As part of this initiative, we are offering the position of Research Associate, based at SSEES-UCL to support research around this topic, beginning in November 2015.

Applications are invited from postdoctoral scholars whose training enables them to address any of the political economic, cultural, or social aspects of project’s research themes, whether from the viewpoint of one region/ country/ institution/ group, or with a transregional approach incorporating the perspectives of multiple global actors. The successful candidate will be working under the direction of Dr. Kristin Roth-Ey on one or more of the themes listed above. There will be opportunities for career development, such as conference presentation, publication and the possibility of CEELBAS training.

The position is funded for 18 months in the first instance.

Key Requirements

Applicants will have a PhD in a field of study relating to the themes addressed by the Socialism Goes Global project by September 2015.  They will have an excellent command of at least one East-Central European language; the ability to contribute to the project by conducting research in two or more languages relevant to our themes and must be willing to travel extensively to help gather materials for the project.  They will need to take initiative and the ability to work collaboratively and possess excellent research and organisational skills.

Enquiries concerning the requirements of the post may be directed to Dr Kristin Roth-Ey on +44 (0)20 7679 8823, email

Queries regarding the application procedure should be addressed to Felicity Ward on +44 (0)20 7679 8800, email:

For further information and to apply please see the UCL vacancy listing

Closing date 26 May 2015