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Research Fellow in Gender Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Coventry University – Research Institute for Creative Cultures (ICC),ICC Research Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities (AMC)

Our Mission

Coventry University Group is a global education group with a mission of Creating Better Futures. Driven by our passion and belief that through education, equity, and innovation our students, people, and communities are empowered to transform their lives and the world around them. Our people are the key to our success and each role within the group plays a key role in shaping the world around us.

The Role

As Research Fellow within the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities you will undertake a major role in the management,  delivery and evaluation of the  H2020 funded Gendered Innovation Living Labs (GILL) project, led by the  European Network of Living Labs.  You will work in collaboration with an already established, European consortium of partners to achieve high impact results addressing gender inequality in innovation and entrepreneurship and strengthening the European Research Arena. 

The aim of the project, is to increase, sustain and stimulate gender responsive innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in work practices. This means not simply developing gender and diversity sensitive innovations but creating mechanisms and policies to reduce inherent gender and diversity biases especially in green transition, health and resilience, AI and digitalisation.

There are 4 core tasks.

To be responsible for evaluation and impact analysis of the project and the 15 Action Oriented Experimentations (AOEs) including implementation, delivery, data collection, analysis and write up.

  • Give research assistance and guidance to the Coventry team with their 5 case studies/AOEs addressing health, mobility, design, community and female entrepreneurship.
  • Actively communicate and disseminate the project and its outcomes to local, national and EU stakeholders
  1. Proactively engage in and support all work packages and AOEs e.g. reading of outputs, proving advice on gender and diversity issues, research design, discourse/media analysis, education.

               This post is funded by UKRI under the UK Government’s Horizon Europe Guarantee.

Qualifications and Experience Required

PhD (or professional experience equivalent to a PhD) demonstrating ability to conduct independent, impactful research in areas related gender and diversity; entrepreneurship  and innovation, organisational psychology or one of the three main foci of the project - green transition, health and resilience, AI and digitalisation.

1st Class/2.1 Degree in a relevant social science discipline, with a strong modern social science/feminist psychology /gender bias, engagement with real world problems (especially in relation to research and innovation and equality), work with multiple actors and development of evaluation /impact criteria (such as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

As all the AOEs are centred around the use of living lab (LL) methods, applicants should be familiar with LL principles, committed to iterative, user centred design and working  with quadruple helix agents - government, industry, academia, citizens.

The project is in its second year. Applicants should already have a robust understanding of current issues around gender and intersectionality and a commitment to increasing diversity in research and development. GILL is a complicated project, the applicant must have demonstrable experiences of working with multidimensional and international teams and the ability to quickly pick up the scope of the work, intended impact and how this can be measured.

Our Successful Candidate

A highly motivated and experienced Research Fellow with demonstrable expert knowledge and understanding of gender, intersectionality, R&I, living lab approaches and organisational psychology and delivery of impactful results. 

Our applicant will be skilled in encouraging distributed teams to achieve their objectives and document progress against targets, whilst at the same time developing and collaborating research areas central to the core values of the project. Many opportunities exist within the project for collaborative research and joint authorship, making this an ideal opportunity for serious and applied candidates to make a significant contribution to gender equality in open innovation systems. 

Therefore you will be committed to working collaboratively on research development, delivery and dissemination including interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary research, public engagement, and knowledge exchange.

The Benefits

As a staff member of Coventry University, you will have access to a wide range of industry leading rewards and benefits which includes:

  • Excellent Employers Pension Contribution
  • 30 days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • New Holiday Purchase Scheme up to 5 additional days
  • BUPA Cash Plan
  • 50% off Tuition Fee’s for staff dependants
  • CU Reward Scheme – Discounts across a range of High Street/ Online Retailers
  • New Electric Car Scheme
  • Cycle To work scheme

Our Culture

As a global Education Group, equality, diversity, and inclusion are embedded within the fabric of our organisation and are a key focus of our core values. We harness the power and potential of the diverse cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and experiences of our students, colleagues, and partners to create opportunities for all.

Job Description and Person Specification available to view on our website.

Closing Date: 14th March 2024

Location: Coventry, Hybrid
Salary: £37,099 to £46,974 pro rata
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2024
Closes: 14th March 2024
Job Ref: 1125
   
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