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

Job Reference : HUM-13781
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 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.


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

Further Particulars and Job Description


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.