The Department of Health Sciences is looking to appoint a qualitative researcher to work on an important longitudinal ethnographic study looking at how and in what ways community food assets (CFAs) may best prevent the need for emergency food aid within families. CFAs are organisations which provide support to people who are food insecure through the provision of emergency food aid alongside other support, for example: helping people claim benefits or providing credit for energy bills.
The post is based at University of York (under the supervision of Dr Laura Sheard), with ethnographic fieldwork sites in Bradford. The project is also being conducted in Tower Hamlets and the post holder will form close links with the London team. The post holder will become a ‘researcher in residence’ at two CFAs in Bradford, taking on the role of a CFA volunteer for 12 months in order to become embedded in the everyday life of the CFAs and to form long term rapport and relationships. Methods used will be: ethnographic research, go along interviews and co-ordination of visual/digital methods used by participants themselves.
The role is being offered at either grade 6 or grade 7.
At grade 6, the post holder will undertake fieldwork/analysis and contribute towards the writing up (suitable for a postdoctoral researcher). At grade 7, the post holder will additionally project manage and lead write up (suitable for an experienced qualitative researcher with a strong publication record). Please indicate the level of post you wish to be considered for.
The post is available from 1st March 2023 and must end 31 October 2025.
The post holder will work between the University of York and fieldwork sites in Bradford, therefore this post is not suitable for remote working outside of a commutable distance of Yorkshire
Interview date: 13 January 2023
For informal enquiries: please contact Laura Sheard (Associate Professor) firstname.lastname@example.org
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. Consequently, all applicants will be asked to declare both unspent and spent convictions on their application form.
Appointment of the successful candidate will be conditional on a Disclosure and Barring Service check.
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