Research Fellow (Gender Equality) (Part-Time)
This 0.5FTE post is available immediately for 34 months of the EU-funded SAGE project. The Research Fellow will work closely with the Workpackage Leader, the Gender Equality Evaluator, the Project Administrator and others directly and indirectly connected with the project. S/he will also be responsible for research that will support the work of the Gender Equality Evaluator, and for initiating and drafting EU reports and academic articles based on the Workpackage task – evaluation of Gender Equality Plans (GEPs).
- Provide research support for the delivery of a template for GEPs based on a review of best practice internationally.
- Review existing EU certification and awards for gender equality in higher education institutions to assist the process of GEP formation.
- Deliver an online resource library relating to research on gender equality in Higher Education institutions, and related matters.
- Provide research-related support to the Gender Equality Evaluator in delivery of Workpackage tasks.
- Assist in drafting the final WP report.
- Identify journals for academic outputs related to the WP.
- Initiate and draft articles based on the WP activity (evaluation of GEPs), in collaboration with other members of the QUB team.
- Present WP research to academic conferences and practitioner audiences.
- Present regular progress reports on research to members of the research group or to external audiences to disseminate and publicise research findings. Prepare, often in consultation with supervisor, material for publication in national and international journals and presentations at international conferences. Assist grant holder in the preparation of funding proposals and applications to external bodies.
- Carry out routine administrative tasks associated with the research project/s to ensure that project/s are completed on time and within budget. These might include organisation of project meetings and documentation, financial control, risk assessment of research activities. Carry out occasional undergraduate supervision, demonstrating or lecturing duties within the post holder's area of expertise and under the direct guidance of a member of academic staff. Read academic papers, journals and textbooks to keep abreast of developments in own specialism and related disciplines.
Planning and Organising:
- Plan for specific aspects of research programmes. Timescales range from 1-6 months in advance and contribute to research group planning.
- Plan for the use of research resources, laboratories and workshops where appropriate.
- Plan own day-to-day activity within framework of the agreed research programme.
- Plan up to a year in advance to meet deadlines for journal publications and to prepare presentations and papers for conferences.
- Coordinate and liaise with other members of the research group over work progress.
Resource Management Responsibilities:
- Ensure research resources are used in an effective and efficient manner.
- Provide guidance as required to support staff and any students who may be assisting with research.
Internal and External Relationships:
- Work closely with the Workpackage Leader, the Gender Equality Evaluator, the Project Administrator and others directly and Liaise on a regular basis with colleagues and students. indirectly associated with the project.
- Join external networks to share information and ideas.
- Contribute to the school's outreach programme by establishing links with local community groups, industries etc.
- Have or be about to obtain a PHD with a focus on gender equality.
- Proven experience of working as an academic researcher in EU framework projects.
- A publications record that demonstrates analytical expertise in gender equality issues and an ability to provide and deliver academically publishable articles and reports based on the project.
- Ability to contribute to broader management and administrative processes.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with academics and practitioners.
- Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.
- Experience in presenting to academic and professional audiences.
- Experience of designing and delivering workshops to these audiences on implementing equality. Demonstrable intellectual ability.
- Ability to assess and organise resources.
- Willingness to travel to present project research findings at academic conferences and other dissemination outlets.
- Immediate availability to take up the post.
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