Academy News

Academy Fellows recognised in New Year’s Honours

The Academy is delighted to see several of its Fellows honoured for their work in the 2018 New Year’s Honours list and offers its congratulations:   Sir John Curtice FAcSS, professor of Politics at University of Strathclyde. For services to the Social Sciences and Politics. Sir Bernard Silverman FAcSS, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Home… Read more »

Vacancy – Chief Secretary (P/T)

Chief Secretary (P/T) The Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science 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 science in the UK for the public benefit. It is composed of around 1200 individual Fellows,… Read more »

Vacancies: British Museum Trustees

The British Museum is seeking two new Trustees.

Vacancies: Non-Executive Board Members, HM Treasury

HM Treasury is seeking to fill 3 Non-Executive Director (NED) board member positions. NEDs provide advice and bring an external perspective to the business of government. They give advice and support on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals, focusing on getting policy translated into results. Policy will be decided by Ministers alone, with advice from officials.

Vacancies – Advisory Committee for Social Science, Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency wishes to invite applications from experts to join its newly formed Advisory Committee for Social Science, and is seeking to appoint a Chair and nine members.

Fellows and Learned Societies gather in Edinburgh for the 2017 President’s Lunch

80 Fellows, Learned Societies and their guests gathered at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on 14th December to enjoy the social highlight of the Academy’s year – the President’s Lunch. Participants enjoyed socialising over drinks before a convivial lunch. Professor Sir Ivor Crewe FAcSS, President of the Academy, welcomed everyone to the lunch and set… Read more »

Campaign for Social Science – Call for new Board members

The Campaign for Social Science is seeking four new members to serve on its advisory Board, which is chaired by Professor Shamit Saggar CBE FAcSS.

Vacancy – CEO Social Work England

Working with Social Work England’s new Chair, the Chief Executive will be the driving force in the development of this new organisation, bringing leadership and direction to the social work and regulatory workforce.

Seven Academy Fellows appointed Sub-Panel chairs for the Research Excellence Framework 2021

Seven Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences have been appointed chairs of Sub-Panels for the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

New Associate Editors join the Editorial team for Contemporary Social Science

Dr John Connolly [left] and Professor Jacqueline Barnes FAcSS [right] join the Editor of the Academy’ s journal, Contemporary Social Science, Professor David Canter FAcSS [centre], as Associate Editors. Contemporary Social Science publishes quarterly as themed, interdisciplinary issues, covering the full range of social scientific work and with a strong international element. Professor Barnes is Director of the Institute for… Read more »