Research Fellow

Newcastle, Newcastle Upon Tyne (GB)
£35,844 - £40,322 Pro-rata
Dec 18, 2019
End of advertisement period
Jan 19, 2020
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences

City Campus, Newcastle

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 19 months
Working Type: Part Time

Working under the direct supervision of Associate Professor Katy Jenkins and Dr Hilary Francis, the post holder will work in close collaboration with colleagues at the Universidad of San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador (Dr Sofia Zaragocín and Dr Antonia Carcelen), to support all aspects of the project 'Harnessing Afro-Ecuadorian women’s heritage to promote peaceful and equitable development in Esmeraldas, Ecuador’, funded by the British Academy under the 'Heritage, Dignity and Violence' scheme.

Key tasks will include undertaking literature review activities, conducting fieldwork and interviews, coding and analysing qualitative data, developing and maintaining a project website and social media presence. The role is 0.5FTE over 19 months, but will require overseas travel to Ecuador on 4 occasions, during which the PDRA will be working full-time. A degree of flexibility will therefore be required to accommodate this uneven working pattern.

We particularly welcome applicants from across the social sciences and cognate disciplines(e.g. geography, development studies, sociology, anthropology, politics) with experiences of conducting qualitative, feminist and/or participatory research,especially life history interviews, in Latin America; but we welcome candidates with experience of participatory and feminist research in other areas of the global South. Applicants must speak fluent Spanish to be considered for this role.

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

The successful candidate will be based within the Centre for International Development.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Katy Jenkins

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 19/01/2020

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