Research Associate (SCI Project)

The University of Manchester - School of Social Sciences

Duration : 18 Months
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Sustainable Consumption Institute Projects
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

You will work on developing the research agenda of the SCI with a particular focus on environmental practices in everyday life, such as those related to food, waste, energy, transport, and citizenship. You will primarily be employed to develop and carry out research projects that explore various aspects of everyday environmental knowledge, values, attitudes and practices and how these are enacted and negotiated within and between private and public spheres (e.g., family/household and neighbourhood/city). The position will involve conducting qualitative research and theoretical interpretation with particular focus on literature in the sociologies of gender, culture, inequalities, consumption and the environment.

You will be encouraged, in collaboration with colleagues, to develop co-authored publications and research grant applications and to further other research activities that advance the SCI agenda related to knowledge exchange and impact. You would also be involved, by negotiation, in other collaborative projects of the SCI, especially in the later stages of their tenure. The position will offer opportunities for mentoring on career plans and the development of an independent research agenda.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from male applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Sherilyn MacGregor



Name: Dr Tally Katz Gerro


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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