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Research Associate

University of Sheffield - School of English

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £31,866 per annum (Grade 7.1)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th January 2021
Closes: 1st February 2021
Job Ref: UOS027266

Contract Type: Fixed-term for a period of 3 months

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Are you interested in working for a world top 100 university? We are seeking to recruit a professional and innovative Research Associate in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities. 

Performing Arts and Social Violence: Innovating Research Approaches to Sexual and Gender-based Violence in the Global South (AH/V005480/1) is an AHRC funded scoping project, which seeks to scope to what extent the performing arts- theatre, dance and comedy- can be used to understand and address social violence. 

Bringing together academics, performers, non-governmental organisations and policymakers in the global south, this scoping project aims to expand existing connections to develop new approaches, strengthen networks between NGOs, and optimise implementation, as well as contributing substantially to the development of interdisciplinary ways of approaching real world problems. The project seeks to develop existing interdisciplinary work led by arts and humanities scholars and explore research approaches to inform and shape future funding calls for a broad range of other research teams seeking interdisciplinary responses to global challenges. 

You will be a member of research staff in the School of English and take responsibility for conducting a review of the literature in order to ascertain the state of research in performing arts and its relationship to social violence. You will have, or be on track to achieve, a PhD (or equivalent experience) in a relevant subject area and a proven ability to carry out high quality research and disseminate research findings. 

You will report to the Principal Investigator, Professor Susan Fitzmaurice, and collaborate with a team of Co-Investigators. 

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University. Therefore, we would consider flexible delivery of the role subject to meeting the business needs of the post. If you wish to explore flexible working opportunities in relation to this post, we encourage you to call or email the departmental contact listed below. 

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. 

We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. 

To find out what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work, watch this short film:, and follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information.

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