Research Fellow in Housing Futures
Are you an academic with a strong social research background? Are you an
ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you want to further
your career in one of the UK's leading research-intensive Universities?
Since 1946 the School of Sociology and Social Policy has been a leading
international university department, known for theoretically-engaged, socially
relevant and broadly conceived sociological studies. The School provides one
of the largest university environments for research and teaching in sociology
and social policy in the UK. It continues the proud tradition of social
sciences in Leeds that began in 1909, soon after the University was founded.
Critical sociologies of the ‘margins' have been key to the development of the
School, underlying its many achievements. It has played a prominent role in
developing realist methodologies and qualitative longitudinal research, the
study of genders, and bodies, life course, youth and family research and the
articulation between critical race theory and postcolonial/decolonial studies.
We are seeking a Research Fellow to work with Dr Andrew Wallace on his ESRC-
funded interdisciplinary project Prefabs Sprouting: Modern Methods of
Construction (MMC) and the English housing crisis. You will have a doctorate
in a relevant discipline such as sociology, architecture, geography, housing
studies or project management and will work collaboratively with a
multidisciplinary research team – co-investigators Dr Ornella Iuorio
(architecture), Dr Christine Unterhitzenberger (project management), Dr
Luke Burns (geography) – to support the delivery of this ground-breaking
project on housing futures.
You will have strong empirical fieldwork experience, the ability to
communicate effectively with construction sector professionals and
policymakers, excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to deal
with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone or as part
of a team are essential, along with strong organisational skills.
The School of Sociology and Social Policy values an inclusive working and
teaching environment and our aim is to develop a diverse staff and student
community reflective of this. We select candidates on the basis of merit and
ability and aspire to further diversify our School and Faculty community. We
particularly welcome applications from candidates belonging to groups that
have been under-represented in the University including, but not limited to:
Black, Asian and ethnically diverse people, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and
To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please
Dr Andrew Wallace, Lecturer, email: email@example.com
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Sociology & Social Policy
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Fixed term until 31 July 2024)
Release Date: Wednesday 12 January 2022
Closing Date: Monday 31 January 2022
Downloads: Candidate Brief