By Lawrence McKay – PSA Early Career Network committee.11 March 2021

Since early in the pandemic, we at the ECN have been collecting data to track its impact on recruitment to academic jobs in the discipline of politics (see here and here). In this latest release, we uncover how the winter’s peaks and troughs in the UK’s fight against Covid-19 has impacted the academic job market. In addition we review the impact of the pandemic at the one year mark, and how ECRs are likely to experience any job market ‘recovery’.