Research Fellow or Officer in European Urban Security

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7072177 (Ref.No. ESLLW1149)
Posted: November 16, 2020

Job Description

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a research interest in crime prevention and urban security? Are you committed to advancing understanding and practice on urban security across European cities in partnership with non-academic public and civic organisations? Do you want to further your career at a leading research-intensive University?

You will work with Professor Adam Crawford, at the Centre for Criminal Justice Studies in the School of Law, to conduct and support research activities on the EU funded project IcARUS: Innovative Approaches to Urban Security. This is a large-scale Horizon 2020 programme of research led by the European Forum on Urban Security, involving 18 partners across Europe. It will focus on implementing change in six major European cities. Working with a team at Leeds and in collaboration with partners, you will play an important role, assuming significant fieldwork and data collection responsibilities. You will assist in the preparation of a review of the best evidence from urban security research and practice over the last 30 years to inform the implementation of an integrated, evidence-based and multi-stakeholder approach to prominent urban security problems in the partner cities.

With a doctorate (or close to completion) that is relevant to this research field and proven experience of empirical research, you will work with and support project work, that will include: conducting research activities and fieldwork; collecting data; synthesising existing evidence, developing research collaborations, report writing, and liaising with project partners.

You will have a sound grasp of crime and security issues (preferably regarding European jurisdictions), skills in interviewing and synthesis, and excellent analytical and report writing skills. The ability to work alone and as part of a team is essential, along with strong organisational skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks delivered to set deadlines. Applicants able to converse in and read other European languages (notably German, French, Italian, Spanish or Portuguese) are particularly welcome. The post will involve significant travel across Europe to undertake fieldwork or to attend project meetings and partner events. You will be supported to develop your own research skills profile through a dedicated training allowance as part of the project. 

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Adam Crawford 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Law
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
The salary spine point is subject to external funding conditions, which will limit the salary at which an appointment can be made to a maximum of £36,914 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider flexible or shared working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 20 months, available from 1 January 2021 (or as soon as possible thereafter))
Release Date:  Friday 13 November 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 04 December 2020
Reference:  ESLLW1149

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