Research Associate in Education

Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Research Associate    
School: Education (
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (
Staff Category    Research
Reference No.    115497
Reports To    Principal Investigator 
Grade     7
Salary Range:    £31,604 - £34,520 per annum (pro rata)
Contract Type    Fixed term (28 February 2021)
FTE:    0.8
Closing Date    Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The School of Education seek to appoint a Research Associate to support the delivery of a research project,  ‘Comparing Intersectional Life Course Inequalities amongst LGBTQ Citizens in Four European Counties (CILIA – LGBTQ)’. 

Bringing together an international and multi-disciplinary team of researchers, this Norface funded project investigates potential inequalities experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) people at three ‘transition’ points in life, highlighted in the call for application themes: school to work transitions; employment progression in mid-life; and the transition into retirement and its implications for end of life. 

The key objective is to provide cross-cultural evidence concerning life course inequalities experienced by LGBTQ people, comparing and contrasting these across four European countries with different yet interrelated social, historical, economic and political backgrounds: England, Scotland, Portugal and Germany.

The successful candidate will work directly with and the Principal Investigator, Professor Yvette Taylor and the broader research team in the four partner institutions, while being based at the University of Strathclyde.

The role involves conducting literature searches on sexuality research, analysing key literature and policy on LGBTQ equality issues and writing up results individually and jointly, as part of the wider research team for publication. 

It is essential candidates have a PhD in Sociology, Gender Studies or a cognate Social Science discipline, sufficient breadth or depth of knowledge in the relevant disciplines and demonstrate a developing ability to conduct individual research work, to disseminate results and to prepare research proposal.  The successful candidate will have experience in qualitative research and publication, preferably in areas of sexuality and gender studies.

The post is available immediately, therefore it is preferable that the successful candidate would be available as soon as possible. 

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate that you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Yvette Taylor, Principal Investigator (Email:, Tel:@ 0141 444 8048).

Formal interviews for this post will be held on Wednesday, 21 March 2018.
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