- Full Time
This is a full-time/fixed term opportunity for 12 months
Glasgow Caledonian University is a vibrant, multi-cultural modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed among the top 150 modern universities in the world, As the University for the Common Good, we aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. This commitment is brought to life and delivered by students and staff across academic schools and departments. The Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health is GCU's flagship research centre. Our aim is to transform the lives of vulnerable communities through pioneering research in the areas of social business, microfinance and health economics and a key overarching theme relates to social innovation. Meanwhile, in addition to supporting GCU's academic community to access European Funding streams, GCU's Europe Office has already led its own successful EU funded projects, including the establishment of Innovation Centres in Latin America and North Africa, and is currently involved in a number of Social Innovation initiatives.
We are looking to employ a Researcher in order to provide capacity for the Yunus Centre and the Europe Office to collaborate more effectively in future on the topic of Social Innovation; help to ensure the delivery of key project outputs; support the generation of excellent research outputs; and also provide capacity and capability to explore new avenues for attracting research income in this key area for the university. As this is a Postdoctoral position, you will be supported and encouraged to develop and enhance your own research outputs, networks and priorities, including developing publications for leading scientific journals.
You should have a PhD in a relevant subject area such as sociology, political science, economics or business management. You should be skilled in conducting independent research and evaluation, employing qualitative and/or quantitative methods. You should have experience of developing written research outputs such as scientific papers, policy briefings and/or toolkits. You should have an international outlook and have experience of communicating sometimes complex ideas to diverse audiences, such as in a conference environment.
In addition to the above, the ideal candidate will have experience of working with people from different backgrounds, cultures and/or nationalities, such as in the context of an international project. It is anticipated that some international travel will be involved.
Further details on this post are available by contacting Dr Michael Roy, Senior Lecturer in Social Business at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0141 331 8248.
As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values of Integrity, Creativity, Responsibility and Confidence.
Applicants must have the continued right to live and work in the United Kingdom to apply for this vacancy.
Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).
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