• Manos Tsakiris

Job Alert: Two Post-Doctoral Researchers on Emotions & Politics

We are looking for two post-doc researchers with background in one of the following areas: Political Psychology, Affective Neuroscience, Political Science or Computational Social Sciences to join the Centre for the Politics of Feelings

The Centre for the Politics of Feelings ( ), a partnership between the School of Advanced Study, University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London, is hiring up to two Post-doctoral Researchers. The Centre for the Politics of Feelings will address, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, how affect and emotions and their underlying neurophysiological mechanisms shape political behaviour in intricate couplings with rationality, as well as how politics shapes and exploits affect and emotions.

Applicants should. The researchers will have the opportunity to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary research project aligned with the Centre’s research aims. The posts are available from December 1st 2021 or soon thereafter, for up to two years and present an exciting opportunity for the successful applicants to undertake novel research in the areas of affect, emotions and politics.

Research Areas: Political Psychology, Affective Neuroscience, Political Science or Computational Social Sciences

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Possess a relevant PhD in a related field of study (i.e. Political Psychology, Social-affective Neuroscience, Quantitative Political Science, Computational Social Sciences), and have sufficient specialist knowledge and methodological skills that reflect the state-of-the-art in their respective disciplines

  • Have an ability to bring innovative research ideas to the Centre, and to turn research ideas into impactful projects.

  • Have a track record of excellent quantitative research in their discipline assessed by the quality rather than the quantity of published work

  • Can develop and lead independently on research projects and proposals

What we can offer you?

  • Freedom and the intellectual and financial support to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research in the research area of emotions and politics.

  • Mentoring by members of our Advisory Board and the Director of the Centre in preparation of your next career steps

  • Networking opportunities with a range of academic and non-academic stakeholders

  • Leadership and Management Training courses offered by the partnering Institutions

  • Annual travel budget for conferences, workshops, dissemination activities and networking

  • A stimulating intellectual environment at the School of Advanced Study and Royal Holloway University of London

How to apply? Applications must contain the following:

  1. Completed online application form

  2. Motivational cover letter, highlighting, in particular, what you can bring to, and expect from a fellowship at the Centre (maximum 2 pages)

  3. CV (maximum 4 pages) that includes education, professional experience, publication list, dissemination activities, interdisciplinary track record (if applicable).

All files (i.e. cover letter, CV) should be merged into one single pdf file with the applicant’s surname as filename and submitted online alongside the application form.

Location: Centre for the Politics of Feelings, Senate House, University of London

If you have any questions on this call or the application process, please get in touch with Professor Manos Tsakiris via e-Mail:

To view further details of this post and to apply please visit

For queries on the application process the Human Resources Department can be contacted by email at:

Please quote the reference: 1021-416

Closing Date: Midnight, 29 November 2021

Interview Date: Online, November/December 2021

Royal Holloway is committed to equality and diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community. Read here about structures and initiatives around equality and diversity, including information on staff diversity networks.


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