Research Assistant (Arts Based Practice)

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7087343 (Ref.No. LUBSC1562)
Posted: October 19, 2021

Job Description

Are you an early career researcher looking for your first challenge?  Do you have expertise in arts-based practice?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities? 

You will provide research assistant support on the British Academy – Work Futures in Just Transition project over the period to 31 September 2022 for approximately 25 days (187.5 hours) across the project period. This is interdisciplinary project working with researchers across social sciences, arts and humanities from the University of Dundee, University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, University College Dublin, Sheffield Hallam University and University College London.

Your responsibilities will include assisting with the core literature review focused on the Future of Work and Just Transition within the Arts and Humanities disciplines, supporting events, capturing and reporting on network workshop sessions and assisting network members in the development of project outputs. This role may appeal to postgraduate research students (PGRs) and you will work in collaboration with an RA working on a complementary strand of the project (focused on literature in the social sciences and sociology of work). 

You will work closely with Dr. Jo Cutter, Principal Investigator (P.I.) of the British Academy - Work Futures in Just Transition project, with the Project Administrator. You will also have contact the wider network of partners who form the core of the project network.

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

Jo Cutter, Lecturer in Work and Employment Relations 


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Business
School/Institute:  Leeds University Business School
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,924 to £33,309 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  Hours of work will be ad hoc, flexible and according to need. It is anticipated that there will 187.5 hours (approximately 25 days)
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 September 2022)
Release Date:  Monday 18 October 2021
Closing Date:  Monday 01 November 2021
Reference:  LUBSC1562

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