Research Fellow

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£35,844 - £ 40,322
Dec 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 26, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract Type: Fixed term for 36 months

The Centre for International Development at Northumbria University seeks to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Working with Professor Matt Baillie Smith and Dr Oliver Hensengerth, the purpose of the role, which is fully funded by the UKRI GRCF Living Deltas Research Hub (, is to develop and undertake participatory and qualitative research exploring the lived experiences of delta dwellers, with a particular focus on young people. The post holder will principally work on Work Package 1 (Heritage, Livelihoods and Delta Living: past, presents and alternative futures) and collaborate with colleagues and partners in South Asia and South East Asia to develop research which builds new knowledge of the lived experiences of delta dwellers and develops resources and approaches which enable delta dwellers’ voices, experiences and ideas to be heard and recognised by policy makers and wider stakeholders.

We particularly welcome applicants from across the social sciences and cognate disciplines (e.g. geography, development studies, sociology, anthropology, politics, education) with experiences of conducting qualitative and/or participatory research, and particularly participatory mapping, with young people, in any of the deltas that are the focus of the project (Red River, Mekong and/or Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna deltas); but we welcome candidates with experience of participatory and collaborative research, with young people or other marginalised groups, in other areas of the global South.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and submission of research publications and research proposals, as well as help manage and direct aspects of the project as opportunities allow.

For an informal discussion about he post, please contact Prof Matt Baillie Smith on 0191 227 4970 or email

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a Covering Letter and your CV, including a full list of publications where relevant and any documents specifically requested in the Role Description and Person Specification, such as a sample of written work or journal article.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note this vacancy will close on 26/01/2020

Similar jobs

Similar jobs