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ENVGE0093 – Research Fellow

Fixed term from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2016

Intergenerational Justice, Consumption and Sustainability in Comparative Perspective (INTERSECTION) project


You will undertake qualitative fieldwork for all three strands of the INTERSECTION project, funded by the AHRC. This will include undertaking narrative interviews with individuals from different generations and with families; interviews with key stakeholders/policy makers; facilitating generational dialogue groups (akin to focus group work); involvement in organising theatre/drama based research methods; and contributing to the design and administration of a cross-cultural survey. You will have particular responsibility for data collection in Uganda, although you will also engage in some data collection in the UK so that the team can ensure that it is working in a co-ordinated way.

You will also be responsible for conducting thorough interdisciplinary literature reviews and organising and managing the analysis of the research data (in co-ordination with other research fellows) including interview transcripts, generational dialogue group transcripts, videos of the theatre/drama activity. Additionally, you will contribute to the international comparative analysis that has been conducted by the other postdoctoral researchers and the Principle Investigators /Co-Investigators (PI/Co-I) in the other national contexts. This will include coding the data, interpreting it in relation to existing academic literature/theory and preparing material for publication and dissemination to both academic and non-academic communities. You will be expected to help to develop and maintain relationships with non-academic stakeholders (including artists involved in the project) and to contribute to the organisation of dissemination and knowledge transfer events/activities as well as day-to-day routine project administration tasks.

You will have a PhD or equivalent postdoctoral research experience in a relevant academic field (e.g. Geography, Sociology, Anthropology or Politics). You will have experience of conducting in-depth qualitative interviews and/or focus groups about sensitive issues, and an ability to execute these in an East African context. You will carry out periods of intense field work in Uganda and so you must be willing to spend up to nine months in Uganda collecting project data. You will also be required to carry out occasional evening and/or weekend working, and possibly attend residential national and international conferences and dissemination events.

University Grade 7 (£30,728- £36,661 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Robert Vanderbeck, tel +44 (0)113 343 6753, email r.vanderbeck(at)leeds.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 12th March 2014