This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in planning, managing and executing research projects (in consultation with a Principal Investigator) which investigate the overlaps of local shared-values of citizen-level groups in Indonesia, India and/or Senegal links with candidate factors for child stunting.
In particular, your research will develop specialist understanding of some of the processes involved in the WeValue approach to crystallise locally shared values, which can link to fields like education, sociology, social sciences, philosophy and/or health, and to wider research on interdisciplinarity and sustainability. You will be working within a University of Brighton team collaborating closely with a prestigious university in China, and within a larger global UKRI project, “Action Against Stunting”. This post will see you developing a publication record, and supervising and mentoring less experienced researchers. In order to be successful in this post, you should have:
- The ability to communicate effectively between civil society organisations and academics, have the ability to interact effectively and sympathetically with people from different cultures
- Explicit experience of facilitating and/or developing the bespoke WeValue approach Sufficient, up-to-date breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in a related discipline
- A postgraduate qualification and sufficient knowledge in a related subject area such as development, sustainable development or community development work
- Willingness and ability to travel several weeks at a time for field work abroad
The post is fixed-term for 36 months as funding is limited on the specified UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) project. It can be part-time within the range 0.10 – 0.85 FTE.
Interviews are expected to take place within two weeks of the closing date.
The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.
Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.