Qualitative Research Assistant - AR2030SB

University of St Andrews - School of Geography & Sustainable Development

Start: 1 April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

The Centre for Housing Research is seeking to appoint a Qualitative Research Assistant to take forward new research projects within our areas of expertise. We are looking for a suitably-qualified qualitative researcher with interests and expertise in housing and home. Candidates should have at least a Masters level qualification in Human Geography (or cognate discipline) with preference given to those who have/or are close to completing a PhD. Experience of project design and management, qualitative methods and analysis, and policy-relevant research are essential. The successful candidate will work closely with the Centre’s Directors Dr Kim McKee and Louise Reid. 

Established in 1990, CHR is one of the leading housing research centres in the UK. Our programme of research is policy-relevant, theoretically informed and centres on inter-disciplinary understandings of housing and home. The Centre has a well-established track record of research on housing inequalities, housing and sustainability, and third-sector and localist approaches to social housing. Collaborative working and knowledge exchange are central to our activities. CHR is based within the School of Geography & Sustainable Development, which is located on North Street in the centre of St Andrews.

This post is part time, 18.125 hours per week for a fixed term of 16 months.

Informal enquiries to Dr Kim McKee (Director of CHR), email: km410@st-andrews.ac.uk, tel: 01334 463928.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Research posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/.

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter; http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

This role does not meet the minimum requirements set by the UKVI to enable sponsorship of migrant workers. Further information can be found at https://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/policy/immigration/.

Interview Date: 9 March 2018

Please quote ref: AR2030SB

Closing Date: 11 February 2018

Further Particulars: AR2030SB FPs.doc

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