Research Fellow (Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership)

Open University - The Open University Business School

Temporary Contract to 31 October 2018

We are looking to appoint a Research Fellow to the Department for Public Leadership and Social Enterprise (PuLSE) in The Open University Business School as part of major initiative called The Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL). This is a new centre established with a generous philanthropic gift from Mr Anthony Nutt. The Centre provides UK voluntary sector organisations with access to free leadership development and research-led insight which will inform practice and help strengthen the core of the sector at a time of unprecedented uncertainty and challenge. It is one of three major initiatives being led or co-led by the Department of Public Leadership and Social Enterprise. The successful candidate will therefore be joining the Department and the School at a period of major growth and development.                                                                         

You will support Dr James Rees, Centre Director, Professor Siv Vangen, and other academics working in the field of the voluntary sector and public collaboration, deepening and extending the research in this field by contributing to existing research projects, applying for research grants, and developing high quality publications.  You will be expected to work with the stream lead and colleagues to identify and pursue promising avenues of intellectual work. This is likely to involve, for example, literature reviews to open up new areas of research, as well as undertake research directly. 

We would like to hear from you if you can evidence an emerging research agenda with the potential for strong academic publications. You will demonstrate a record of involvement in the wider aspects of research life such as contribution to academic conferences, membership of academic networks, and interest in public engagement. In addition, you will have excellent writing skills and be capable of taking responsibility for your own work within a team framework.

Closing date for electronic applications: Midday 10 November 2016

Interview date: 28 November 2016

For detailed information and how to apply please click the Apply button below quoting the appropriate reference number.

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