ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Plymouth
RESEARCH FIELDGeography › Regional geography
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE21/03/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › Plymouth
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
Faculty of Science & Engineering
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research Fellow in Health, Well-being and Economy
Salary: £34,189 to £39,609 per annum – Grade 7
The School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (SoGEES) invites you to apply for the post of Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth. SoGEES employs staff across a wide range of research areas, and enjoys excellent support from well-resourced library and geospatial analysis facilities. As well as breadth and depth within SoGEES, we have strong academic links across the institution with, for example, the University's Marine Institute and the cross-disciplinary Sustainable Earth Institute. This is an exciting chance to be part of a progressive and cutting-edge University in a beautiful location, working within a collaborative, timely project that can make a difference.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for a period of 3 years due to funding. The position is available from 1st May 2019 to 30th April 2022 based in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences (with links to the School of Psychology) at the University of Plymouth. This 3 year (36 month) post is part of an exciting Horizon 2020 project ‘RURITAGE’ (www.ruritage.eu), a collaboration between 40 EU and non-EU organisations and institutions.
“The main ambition of RURITAGE is the creation of an innovative rural regeneration paradigm based on Cultural and Natural Heritage, consolidating the role of culture as the fourth pillar of sustainable development and contributing to economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability in rural areas. By establishing a new heritage-led rural regeneration approach, RURITAGE aims to turn rural areas into sustainable development demonstration laboratories, through the enhancement of their unique heritage potential. Based on past research and experiences, RURITAGE has identified 6 Systemic Innovation Areas, namely Pilgrimage, Resilience, Sustainable Local Food production, Integrated Landscape Management, Migration and Art & Festival, and 11 Cross-cutting Themes, which represent the ways in which cultural heritage acts as driver for regeneration of a rural area and its economic, social and environmental development”.
You will be expected to apply economic, social and behavioural research methods to: a) elicit perceptions and behaviour patterns from rural communities regarding drivers of sustainable development through interviews, surveys, workshops and focus groups; b) design and conduct training with partners in economic and social data collection and decision support tools; and c) analyse data and write up reports and communicate results. You will work within a multi-disciplinary team based at the University of Plymouth including Dr Lynda Rodwell, Dr Sabine Pahl, Dr John Martin and Professor Iain Stewart.
The Ruritage project team is multi-disciplinary, including social sciences, psychology, geography and environmental sciences, and is based in the cities and rural regions across Europe and beyond. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly able individual who has a multidisciplinary perspective. You must be capable of working well independently and as part of a team when required. You will be expected to collaborate extensively with all other collaborating partners. The post will also involve extensive travel to collaborating countries in Europe for research as well as training programme delivery.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement, and please also provide a copy of your CV.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Lynda Rodwell by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01752 584725.
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 28th March 2019 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
Closing date: 12 Midnight, Wednesday 13th March 2019
The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.
University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.
EURAXESS offer ID: 381995
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