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Research Associate/Fellow (Fixed term, Part time)

University of Nottingham - Education

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £28,762 to £32,348 per annum, pro rata depending on skills and experience (£32348 with relevant PhD).
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 7th December 2022
Job Ref: SOC492822

The purpose of this role will be to support the principal investigator (Dr Yuwei Xu) in completing several research projects in the fields of gender, (early) childhood, and education. Those projects include co-investigators from UK (University of Glasgow, University College London, etc.), Sweden (University of Gothenburg), Germany (FHS Dresden), China (Beijing Normal University), and Australia (University of Queensland); with topics covering gender and early childhood education, women in STEM in higher education, child-centred pedagogy, and children's participation. 

The post holder will be expected to conduct qualitative and quantitative (minimum) data analyses and literature review; as well as writing journal articles as lead or co-author. The post holder will also be responsible for organising related research dissemination and knowledge exchange events. This post is ideal for early career researchers who want to develop their research profile and publications in sociology of gender, childhood, and education. There will be additional support for further career development offered by the PI. 

The role is available on a fixed term basis from 16th January 2023 to 31st August 2023. Hours of work are part time (14.5 per week).

Applicants should hold or be near to completion of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant subject area (e.g., education, gender studies, sociology, & human geography). Applicants should have excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with clarity on complex information. Experiences of publishing journal articles are particularly desirable. 

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Yuwei Xu, email Yuwei.Xu@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

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