D60503R - Research Fellow (Rural Economy)
 

Salary:                           £29,301 to £38,183

Closing Date:                16 March 2017

The key tasks are to work primarily with the Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy, to develop a programme of rural social science research. This will include looking at the social construction of agriculture, farming and gender issues, a socio-political analysis of land ownership and other research questions as they arise.

You will examine these questions in a global comparative context and assist with the development of research bids. All research projects will have a strong translation into policy recommendations, and you will help with the preparation of policy briefs. There will be scope for you to develop your own research objectives and proposals and to be part of international rural social science fora, including the European Society for Rural Sociology, the International Rural Studies Association, and the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN). You may also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching of the Centre for Rural Economy.

You will have a PhD awarded in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, political science, human geography, social policy, planning or economics. You will also have knowledge or rural/agricultural issues in some context, and strong theoretical competence

The post is available fixed term for two years and is full time

For informal enquiries: Prof Sally Shortall: sally.shortall@ncl.ac.uk

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The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.



Faculty/Services
Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit
Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Sub Unit
Agriculture, Food & Rural Development
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary:                           £29,301 to £38,183

Closing Date:                16 March 2017

The key tasks are to work primarily with the Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy, to develop a programme of rural social science research. This will include looking at the social construction of agriculture, farming and gender issues, a socio-political analysis of land ownership and other research questions as they arise.

You will examine these questions in a global comparative context and assist with the development of research bids. All research projects will have a strong translation into policy recommendations, and you will help with the preparation of policy briefs. There will be scope for you to develop your own research objectives and proposals and to be part of international rural social science fora, including the European Society for Rural Sociology, the International Rural Studies Association, and the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN). You may also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching of the Centre for Rural Economy.

You will have a PhD awarded in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, political science, human geography, social policy, planning or economics. You will also have knowledge or rural/agricultural issues in some context, and strong theoretical competence

The post is available fixed term for two years and is full time

For informal enquiries: Prof Sally Shortall: sally.shortall@ncl.ac.uk

Click here for further details

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network.