Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Vacancy: Research Associate

Readers may be interested in the following vacancy at Kent Uni:

Job TypeResearch
Contract TypeFixed Term
Salary TypePer Annum
Salary (£)30870 - 30870
SS0470, SSPSSR, Closing date: 11 Nov 2011 

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate who will work with Professor Phil Hubbard and Dr Rachela Colosi (Lincoln University) on an ESRC-funded research project ‘Sexualisation, nuisance and safety: Sexual Entertainment Venues and the management of risk’. This study will, for the first time, attempt to establish the impacts of lap dance clubs and related sites of adult entertainment on the communities in which they are located. Such clubs emerged in the 1990s, with the licensing system regarding these as sites of public licensed entertainment rather than as sex premises.
The researcher in this project will be charged with collecting and analysing this evidence from four UK cities.  In addition to this prime responsibility for data collection, the post-holder will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the project and provide the management link with stakeholder organisations.

The Person

You will have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in a relevant social science discipline along with experience of undertaking research on issues pertaining to gender and/or sexuality.  You will have experience of collecting and analysing data and of writing up research findings in the form of a report, dissertation or thesis.  With the ability to communicate effectively and persuasively in written and spoken English you will also be able to plan own day-to-day research activity and workload within the framework of the agreed programme.  You will have a willingness to organise and lead night-time guided walks in case study cities in the South East and East Midlands.
For a complete person specification please refer to the job description.

The Department

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the largest departments of its type in the UK, and is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Science. It is made up of two main groups of teaching staff:
  • the Social Policy and Sociology group (which includes Criminology and Cultural Studies at Canterbury, and Social Sciences and Criminal Justice at Medway)
  • and the Tizard Centre (for the study of learning disability),
and two main research units:
  • the Centre for Health Service Studies,
  • the Personal Social Services Research Unit (which houses the Kent Centre for Criminal Justice). The School is split between the Canterbury campus and Medway campus.
Further Information

Closing date for applications: 11 November 2011
Interviews are to be held: week commencing 21 November 2011
Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post (please do not send your application directly to the department).

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