|Salary:||£35,308 to £37,386 per annum|
|Placed On:||24th March 2023|
|Closes:||21st April 2023|
Job reference: HUM-021614
Location: Oxford Road
Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 21/04/2023
Salary: £35,308 to £37,386 per annum
Employment type: Fixed Term
Hours Per Week: Full Time
Contract Duration: 6 to 12 months from 1 June 2023
School / Directorate: School of Environment, Education & Development
This post relates to a pump priming project which aims to build, validate and implement survey instrument(s) that operationalise gender as a non-binary construct. The purpose in doing so is to better understand how gender, as a social construct, intersects with other factors (e.g. ) in shaping young people’s aspirations and dispositions towards studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The need for better or more robust conceptualisations and operationalisations (and measures) of gender has been noted in literature across a range of disciplines (including psychology, social statistics) with clear inadequacies noted in the use of binary operationalisations. In the case of STEM education, this work is paramount given decades of research (including that of the project team’s) that has highlighted how gender mediates over and above achievement in shaping who continues to study STEM subjects beyond compulsory schooling.
The role of the Research Associate is to assist in delivering the project’s aims and objectives (as listed below) by undertaking a diverse set of research tasks under the supervision of Prof Laura Black and team. The Research Associate will be required to work on various aspects of the project, particularly on reviewing resources (literature and datasets), developing and validating survey instruments, assisting with writing reports and articles, setting up an international partnership network, managing the project website and social media accounts and writing funding applications.
The role requires the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You will build strong relationships with stakeholders and colleagues (e.g. project partners, advisory board members, funders, community groups). We are looking for someone with a growing track-record in research fieldwork and publication, and excellent personal and project management skills.
This project involves building a project team and ensuring their academic and personal development, including dedicated mentorship from within the project and MIE more broadly. The candidate will be supported in building a research career along the themes of the project. As such, this post is particularly aimed towards, though not limited to, early career researchers up to three years from the submission of their PhD, looking to develop their academic career.
As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.
Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here
Blended working arrangements may be considered
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: Prof Laura Black, Manchester Institute of Education (MIE)
This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.
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