Research Fellow in Belonging

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7089722 (Ref.No. EPSCV1057)
Posted: November 25, 2021

Job Description

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge in an academic career? Do you have a background in Pedagogical Research? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading Universities? Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge as part of a world class sense of belonging team? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional research outputs? 

As a Research Fellow in Belonging at Leeds, you will be part of a world-leading Research Group responsible for delivering cutting edge research activities in the student experience. We are looking for highly motivated applicants who would like to further develop their skills on multi-disciplinary research between psychology and architecture.

You will have a PhD in Psychology, Social Sciences, Architecture or a closely allied discipline. You will also have a strong experience and background in social science research in Universities, and a well-recognised ability to produce high quality written research outputs. 

Working with Professor Paul Taylor (Dean of Student Education) and Louise Banahene (Director of Educational Engagement) your work will contribute to the implementation of the Access and Student Success strategy at the University of Leeds with opportunity to share your work, in this context, institutionally and beyond.

 The post will be supervised by Dr Gehan Selim, Lead of the Architecture & Urbanism Research Group and Dr Pam Birtill, School of Psychology.  

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

Dr Gehan Selim, Associate Professor in Architecture & Urbanism



Dr Pam BirtillAssociate Professor of Psychology


Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Civil Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year (due to funding restrictions))
Release Date:  Wednesday 24 November 2021
Closing Date:  Wednesday 08 December 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSCV1057

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.