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Research Fellow

Department
Sociology
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
40,927 - 46,042 per year
Posted Date
08/09/2021
Apply by
06/10/2021
Job Reference
9847
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Role Description

Department

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated research associate with a sociological background and experience in qualitative research, to join the multidisciplinary research team leading a programme of academic research to inform the independent review of gender identity services for children and young people, led by Dr Hilary Cass.

The research is collaboration between the Department of Sociology and Department of Health Sciences. The Department of Sociology has risen to become the top-rated UK sociology department for research (in both REF 2014 and RAE 2008).  The Department is also in the world top 100 for Sociology (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021). With impressive credentials and a supportive atmosphere, our innovative Department is driven by excellence in both research and teaching.  We produce world-leading, transformative research that makes a difference both within and beyond the academy.  Our partner, the Department of Health Sciences is one of the leading health related research departments in the UK.

Role

You will be a member of the team working under the direction of Professor Lorna Fraser and Prof Karl Atkin at the University of York. The post is based in the Department of Sociology.

The role will involve taking responsibility for design, conduct and dissemination for the qualitative component of the research, which includes fieldwork with children and young people, their families and care professionals.  The role will also require extensive liaison with stakeholders, who have an interest in gender distress.  Experience of working in sensitive topics is essential, along with an awareness of the potential for testimonial injustice when exploring gender distress.  Other parts of the research will produce systematic reviews and an epidemiological account of outcomes, using data linkage.

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.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in sociology.
  • Knowledge of qualitative methodologies and associated research techniques.
  • Experience of conducting qualitative research on sensitive topics.
  • Ability to lead a small research project and develop research objectives, projects and proposals and to extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to research and appropriate external activities.
  • Experience of successful management of research projects and evidence of dissemination of scholarly work.
  • Competency to make presentations at internationally recognised conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Conditions of Employment 

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.

Scholars who identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic or Global Majority are strongly encouraged to apply as they are currently under-represented within the Department.  We would especially welcome applications from the transgender community.

For informal enquires contact Professor Karl Atkin (karl.atkin@york.ac.uk) or Professor Lorna Fraser (lorna.fraser@york.ac.uk

Interview date: to be confirmed.

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