The Academy of Social Sciences is the National Academy of Academics, Learned Societies and Practitioners in the Social Sciences.

Its mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit.

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Vacancy: Chair, College of Policing

The College is a membership body that leads on knowledge, education and standards in policing: establishing the evidence base of ‘what works’; supporting the development of individuals; building the educational framework; and setting evidence-based standards for forces and individuals. The Read more …


Vacancy: What Works National Adviser

The What Works National Adviser will provide direct advice to Ministers, the Cabinet Secretary and other leaders in Government on what good evidence shows to be both effective and cost-effective in delivering policy outcomes. As Chair of the What Works Read more …

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Leave – Academy publishes new briefing for UK social science in response to referendum vote

Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Professor Roger Goodman FAcSS, Chair of the Academy of Social Sciences, says ‘This will result in uncertainty for the social science community, with implications for research funding, international collaboration, freedom of movement, Read more …


Contemporary Social Science call for papers – Investigating Youth in Challenging and Troubled Contexts

In recent years, many social scientists have explored young people’s lives and transitions, considering such matters as social exclusion, disempowerment and disenchantment, as well as promoting effective interventions, strategies and innovations through policy.In order to benefit from bringing this diverse range of studies together a themed issue of Contemporary Social Science is planned. Read more …


Contemporary Social Science call for papers – Identity, Agency and Fieldwork Methodologies in Risky Environments

This special volume explores the dilemmas that surface when scholars venture into risky fields, sometimes by choice and often by circumstance. This special issue will focus on methodological and ethical issues. Read more …

Next deadline: Fri 17th June 2016

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