Research Associate - ESRC project

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£31,611 - £40,002 per annum
21 May 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Full Time Fixed Term for 3 Years

ESRC project:'Life on the Breadline - Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st century city'

Coventry University is investing heavily in research, continuing our commitment to talented, world-class researchers. We are gaining momentum as a world class, innovative institution and our strategy is underpinned by a significant investment in our people.

As part of our research strategy, the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) is working to strengthen human security and resilience to help improve the way we live. Our team of leading academics has developed a significant portfolio of excellent and impactful research that delivers world-class results.

We are looking for a talented post-doctoral researcher to join the team of an exciting high impact research project entitled 'Life on the Breadline - Christianity, Poverty and Politics in the 21st century city'. This three-year multidisciplinary project, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, will analyse the nature, scope and impact of Christian engagement with urban poverty in the UK since the 'financial crash'. You will play an important part in conducting fieldwork in the UK and producing the first evidence-based theological analysis of Christian engagement with poverty in an 'age of austerity'.

You should hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or have relevant discipline or professional experience equivalent to a PhD demonstrating an ability to carry-out independent research. You should have prior research experience related to faith-based engagement with poverty and inequality, and expert knowledge in a field relevant to the role of faith groups in civil society. You will also have strong project management and organisation skills, and a demonstrable ability to write up research for peer-reviewed publications and conferences.

For informal enquiries about this post please contact Dr Chris Shannahan at CTPSR by emailing

Closing date: Thursday 21 June 2018

Interview dates: Week commencing 16 July 2018