Research Fellow in Housing Futures

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7092158 (Ref.No. ESLSS1075)
Posted: January 13, 2022

Job Description

Are you an academic with a strong social research background? Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

Since 1946 the School of Sociology and Social Policy has been a leading international university department, known for theoretically-engaged, socially relevant and broadly conceived sociological studies. The School provides one of the largest university environments for research and teaching in sociology and social policy in the UK. It continues the proud tradition of social sciences in Leeds that began in 1909, soon after the University was founded. Critical sociologies of the ‘margins’ have been key to the development of the School, underlying its many achievements. It has played a prominent role in developing realist methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research, the study of genders, and bodies, life course, youth and family research and the articulation between critical race theory and postcolonial/decolonial studies.  

We are seeking a Research Fellow to work with Dr Andrew Wallace on his ESRC-funded interdisciplinary project Prefabs Sprouting: Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) and the English housing crisis. You will have a doctorate in a relevant discipline such as sociology, architecture, geography, housing studies or project management and will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary research team – co-investigators Dr Ornella Iuorio (architecture), Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger (project management), Dr Luke Burns (geography) – to support the delivery of this ground-breaking project on housing futures.

 You will have strong empirical fieldwork experience, the ability to communicate effectively with construction sector professionals and policymakers, excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone or as part of a team are essential, along with strong organisational skills. 

The School of Sociology and Social Policy values an inclusive working and teaching environment and our aim is to develop a diverse staff and student community reflective of this. We select candidates on the basis of merit and ability and aspire to further diversify our School and Faculty community. We particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that have been under-represented in the University including, but not limited to: Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and disabled people.

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

Dr Andrew Wallace, Lecturer, email: [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Sociology & Social Policy
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 July 2024)
Release Date:  Wednesday 12 January 2022
Closing Date:  Monday 31 January 2022
Reference:  ESLSS1075

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.