Academy News

Latest ‘Making the Case for the Social Sciences: Accounting and Finance’ launched at the Palace of Westminster

Accounting and finance have a key role to play in tackling social issues The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury spoke today at the launch of Making the Case for the Social Sciences 13 – Accounting and Finance. The new publication from the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for… Read more »

We’re hiring! Academy / Campaign is looking for a Communications Manager

A Communications Manager, who understands and identifies with communicating social science evidence, is needed for the Academy of Social Sciences and its Campaign for Social Science. You’ll be managing the Academy and Campaign’s communications, making sure that our role to be the voice of the social sciences in the UK for the public benefit results… Read more »

Academy Council statement on the current USS dispute following the outcome of the UCU consultative ballot

The Council of the Academy of Social Sciences, which comprises 1200 distinguished Fellows and 43 member Learned Societies from across the social sciences, is relieved to see that a process has been agreed to address issues relating to the current dispute regarding the USS pensions scheme. We recognise that even with this agreement, important issues… Read more »

Academy Council statement about the current USS dispute

The Council of the Academy of Social Sciences, which comprises 1200 distinguished Fellows and 43 member Learned Societies, drawn from right across the spectrum of the social sciences, is concerned to see the current and very deleterious dispute regarding the USS pensions scheme brought to an end as soon as possible. The Academy will issue… Read more »

Contemporary Social Science accepted into Emerging Sources Citation Index

The Academy of Social Sciences’ journal Contemporary Social Science has been accepted into the Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

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 »

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 »