ESRC E-Society Programme Programme Director

The Economic and Social Research Council wishes to appoint a new Director to lead, manage and co-ordinate their E-Society Programme. E-Society is an interdisciplinary research programme to investigate the impact of digital technologies, particularly the Internet, upon society. The Programme started in January 2002, and consists of two phases. Phase 1, which comprised 15 projects, commenced in October 2002. Phase 2 has recently been commissioned, and the 13 new projects will commence between September 2004 and early 2005. The Programme will run until June 2007.

This is a senior, fixed-term, part-time appointment (50-80% time commitment) to be made through a UK Higher Education Institution or other research institution eligible for funding by the ESRC. However, to be considered for appointment, applicants do not need to hold a current academic position. Applicants must be able to demonstate an appropriate research track record in the social sciences and strong management and communication skills. Applicants are asked to submit a CV, a covering letter and the names of 3 referees by the closing date of Friday 12th November 2004. Interviews are likely to be held in late November 2004.

Further information can be obtained from the ESRC website at or by post from: Dr Dawn Woodgate, Research, Training and Development Directorate, ESRC, Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon SN2 1UJ (enclosing a stamped addressed A4 envelope), or by e-mail to: [email protected]