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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Research Associate to work with Professor Susan Robertson and colleagues on developing critical sociological studies in the area of higher education and social theory. Preference will be given to candidates with research interests in one or more areas such as; the sociology of knowledge and HE, policy sociology and HE governance, the public understanding of the university, the university in the age of digital media and big data.

Applicants will hold a PhD in the social sciences or humanities, including sociology, politics, education or anthropology, and will be familiar with research on higher education in one or more of the following areas; the sociology of knowledge and HE, policy sociology and HE governance, the public understanding of the university, the university in the age of digital media and big data; using digital media to build a public profile for the area and support public engagement in the area of the sociology of education. Experience in using digital tools to help build a strong web presence and an engaged intellectual community globally is particularly desirable.

The post-holder will be engaged in the preparation of publications, manuscripts and other policy outputs; supporting the development of funding applications to national and international research bodies; using digital media to build a public profile for the area and support public engagement; and to contribute to the development of an engaged intellectual community within and beyond the university.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Susan Robertson (slr69@cam.ac.uk).

We hope to hold interviews on 13 December 2017.

Please quote reference JR13761 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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