Research Associate in the Applied Social/Political Psychology of China and Globalisation
University of Manchester, Manchester China Institute
United Kingdom

Research Associate in the Applied Social/Political Psychology of China and Globalisation

Job Reference : HUM-13781

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing Date : 02/05/2019

Salary : £32,236 to £39,609 per annum

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities

Division : Manchester China Institute

Hours Per week : full time

Contract Duration : Available from September 2019 for 12 months

The Manchester China Institute (MCI) seeks to appoint a Research Associate in the applied social/political psychology of China and globalization commencing September 2019.


Knowledge of China or the Chinese language is not essential.


Current projects in our research lab explore the causes and consequences of mis/trust and prejudice in UK-China relations, and the impact of intergroup contacts between Anglo and Chinese students on and near campus. MCI Director Peter Gries will supervise an agreed upon project in social/political psychology. You will be based in MCI’s Lee Kai Hung Postdoctoral College.


MCI, which seeks to improve mutual understanding in UK-China relations, received a £5M donation in 2018. It supports a vibrant China studies research community at the University of Manchester, a global top-30 research institution that boasts the largest Chinese student population of any university in Europe. Manchester is also home to the second largest Chinese community in Europe, and plays a major role in UK-China relations.


You will have a PhD by the time of appointment in psychology or politics, advanced knowledge of survey and experimental research design, statistical methods, as well as a demonstrable ability to publish in top academic journals.


The School of is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit.


As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Peter Gries


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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