DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Senior Research Fellow

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Posted
Monday, 14 June 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Ref
H-61478335
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Sociology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a commitment to the public good strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students can thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention.

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, globally-minded institution with a relentless focus on delivering quality teaching and learning and a campus-wide focus on providing a sector-leading student experience. A culturally rich university with a commitment to the public good strives to maintain a stimulating and inclusive environment where staff and students can thrive. The university is a vibrant, multicultural hub of learning, creativity and innovation that never surrenders to convention.


Faculty/ Directorate


Talent 25 is a long-term participatory arts intervention research programme and a partnership between Arts Council England (ACE) and De Montfort University (DMU). Its vision is to explore the vital points of intervention in a child’s life, ensuring that all individuals have a wide range of cultural experiences and opportunities to unearth their creative talent.


Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow to join our team on a 2 year Fixed Term Contract on a full time basis!

A component of the role will be responsible for undertaking and delivering in key areas of the research programme drawing upon evidence-based practice in researching complex intervention studies. The Talent 25 research programme seeks to understand how cultural engagement can be enhanced, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates with comprehensive experience and the scientific know-how and ability to further develop the research programme theory/theory of change model and evaluation approaches. The Talent 25 research programme is multi-disciplinary and collaborative; therefore, there will be a requirement to work with academics and key stakeholders outside of DMU and some work links to our international activities.


Ideal Candidate

This position is ideally suited to an individual with a strong understanding of impact and evaluation measures in intervention studies. We would welcome applications from candidates with an understanding and research expertise of mixed methods. We are especially interested in candidates whose research and academic profile demonstrate the ability to use initiative, with experience of programme theory/theory of change model, and researching complex interventions. Suitable candidates will have knowledge of a range of participatory research designs in any relevant discipline, including behavioural sciences, social sciences, health and humanities. Moreover, the candidate will possess an ability to design, deliver interventions and represent the mission of the Talent 25 programme to academics, practitioners and the general public.


Queries related to this position can be sent to Professor Bertha Ochieng, Talent 25 Principal Investigator at bertha.ochieng@dmu.ac.uk

Interviews will take place online Week commencing: 19th July 2021