Professor N Stavropoulos is looking for a research assistant to help with organizing a workshop to be held in June 2021 and with preparing a book proposal for an edited volume of essays written for the workshop.

Duration and hours

Total number of hours of work available: 30 hours

Start date: 1 September 2020

The work should be completed by 24 November 2020.


The Research Assistant will report to Prof N Stavropoulos.


  • This post requires a strong background in contemporary philosophical work in jurisprudence and political theory.

  • The duties of the role would be to facilitate the organisation and running of the workshop by (a) liaising with speakers to administer the communication of draft work and logistical details; (b) construction of a conference website and blog to publicize of the project and disseminate key research results; (c) assisting with the administration of venue hire, catering, and accommodation; (d) assisting with the preparation of a book proposal for an edited volume of essays to be written for the workshop.

  • Good admin and IT skills are essential.

  • The selection criteria for the post would be (a) excellent writing and research skills; (b) excellent organisational skills; (c) excellent communication and time-management skills; and (d) proficiency with website design and creation.

  • The work can be done in any place where you have access to online search and communication tools.


This position is open to current graduate research students in the Law Faculty and the hours are in line with the restrictions on working hours for students.  It is expected that the work will be undertaken in the UK.

Rate of Pay

12 weeks or less (casual engagement): This will be paid at the standard research assistant rate of £15.37 per hour (based on Grade 6 point 1) plus holiday pay of £1.86 per hour worked (= total of £17.23/hour).


This position is funded by the the Law Faculty’s Research Support Fund (RSF1920-52)

How to Apply

A short CV and cover letter (including the name of your supervisor, if any) should be sent by email to by 5 August 2020.  Please explain how you meet the requirements for the role, and give details of your availability.

 Supervisors may be asked for a reference. 

Informal enquiries may be emailed to Prof Stavropoulos.