SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership Academic Lead Ref: SeNSS 01

School/department: The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS)
Hours: Part time up to 11.25hrs per week (0.3 FTE)
Contract: Fixed term for 3 years
Reference: SeNSS 01
Placed on: 24 June 2019
Closing date:  04 July 2019.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 09 July 2019
Expected start date: Immediate

This position is only available to those currently working at the University of Sussex

Job description 

SeNSS Doctoral Training Partnership

The South East Network for Social Sciences (SeNSS) is an Economic and Social Research Council-funded consortium, offering cutting-edge social science research, training and collaboration. The consortium comprises the following university institutions: City, East Anglia, Essex, Goldsmiths, Kent, Reading, Roehampton, Royal Holloway Surrey and Sussex. 

Sussex is a full member of the consortium, and runs 12 accredited pathways, including Business and Management, Education, Human Geography, Psychology and Politics and International Studies. 

A block grant was awarded by the ESRC, as one of 14 DTPs across the UK, commencing in 2017/18. SeNSS is governed by a Management Board, with representation from all member institutions, under the leadership of the University of Essex. The Management Board reports to a Strategy Board comprising Pro-Vice Chancellors (Research) or equivalent from member institutions. The Strategy Board ensures delivery to bid and other strategic commitments, and provides strategic direction to the DTP. 

For more information on SeNSS, please see 

This opportunity is open to academic staff at Professor level from any ESRC-eligible School at the University of Sussex. 

For an informal discussion of the role, please contact Professor Stephen Shute on 01273 873815 or email

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How to apply 

Applications should consist of a comprehensive CV and a covering letter. Applications should be sent to 

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email (don't use a web-based upload/weblink service) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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