Research Associate

University of Glassgow
June 10, 2024
Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed-term until 31
Working Time:Full time
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Research Associate

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to a Welcome Trust funded project, Kicking the Habit: Historicising “addictive” Sport Sponsorship in Britain, 1965-2025, working with Professor Heather Wardle on the gambling strand of this project. This project focuses on how tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries became historically implicated in sports sponsorship, assessing its causes, ramifications and impacts. The successful candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with teams from the University of Nottingham (led by Prof Anna Greenwood; Tobacco) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (led by Prof Alex Mold, Alcohol. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project research strategy.

2. Conduct archival and policy research on the gambling industry between 1965 and 2025.

3. To organize and carry out oral history interviews related to gambling and professional sports sponsorship, 1965-2025;

4. To develop, organize the Kicking the Habit project website, including a function for public donation of materials and management of these resources.

5. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of Kicking the Habit team and that of Gambling Research Glasgow, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

6. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.

7. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

8. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the Kicking the Habit team group and the wider academic and policy communities.

9. Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College

10. Take the lead in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.

11. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the Kicking the Habit team and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.

12. Make a leading contribution to Teaching activities (e.g. demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator.

13. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

14. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

15. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School/Director of Research Institute.

16. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Knowledge/ Qualifications


A1.Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in contemporary history or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s)


B1.In-depth knowledge in the history of public health, sport or addiction.

B2.Knowledge of oral history and policy analysis methods

B3.Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher

B4.Knowledge of gambling policy and commercial gambling industry practices



C1. Proven ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively as part of a research team, and proven ability to meet research deadlines.

C2. Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.



E1.Experience of archival research, across a range of source material

E2.Evidence of contributions to written outputs, preferably peer-reviewed, as expected by the discipline in terms of types and volume of outputs.

E3.A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences

E4.Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities

E5.Experience in delivering and managing academic/public engagement events.

E6.Experience in undertaking independent research.

E7.Ability and willingness to travel to conduct archival research across the UK


F1.Knowledge of gambling policy and commercial gambling industry practices

F2.Experience of policy analysis methods

F3.Experience of website design and maintenance

F4.Experience of public engagement activities

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Heather Wardle, [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 August 2030. It is available from 1 September 2024.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

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