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EASP – European Association of Social Psychology

2-year Post-Doc Position in Political Psychology

08.07.2020, by Tina Keil

University of Sussex, UK
Application deadline: August 5th, 2020

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The School of Psychology at the University of Sussex is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research fellow for two years, starting on 1 September 2020.

The successful candidate will coordinate the Sussex part of the project ‘Threat, identity, and dissent: Understanding and addressing political polarization in European democracies’ (see  She/he will be supervised by Dr Matthew Easterbrook and work in close collaboration with colleagues in Groningen, Tilburg, Brussels, Clermont-Ferrand, Granada, and Warsaw.

The project aims to understand political polarization in Europe by investigating belief systems among different groups in the population. We will investigate how identities and threat combine to generate polarized attitudes, and how belief systems vary across countries and over time.

Correlational class analysis (in R) and experiments that test causal effects of identities and threats will be used to explore this and help to understand and identify solutions to overcome polarization.

The closing date for applications is 5th August. More details and can be found on the University of Sussex website, see Please contact Dr Matt Easterbrook ( for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex celebrates and promotes diversity, equality and inclusion amongst our staff and students. As such, we welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.