Senior Research Fellow (Queer Studies)

Edinburgh Napier University
June 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263
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Contract Type:Fixed-Term – 24 mont
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Senior Research Fellow (Queer Studies)

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£44,263 per annum (fixed)


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Edinburgh Napier University's School of Applied Sciences is committed to providing an environment that recognises and supports research excellence.

As part of the Social Sciences Subject Group, ENU co-hosts EU-funded research project: ‘RESIST. Fostering Queer Feminist Intersectional Resistances against Transnational Anti-Gender Politics'.

The RESIST Project is a Europe-wide research consortium that explores the impact of so-called ‘anti-gender' politics across Europe and beyond by mapping ‘anti-gender' politics and understanding lived experiences and counterstrategies. You can find more info about the project on its website: https: //

Currently, we have an opportunity for a Senior Research Fellow (Queer Studies) to join the project and support the team in generating new ideas and solutions, and to inform policy making, aimed at benefiting those subjected to intersecting discriminations, and public at large.

The Role:

As Senior Research Fellow (Queer Studies) , you will join Dr Roberto Kulpa and support him on the Polish Case Study, and work on the Impact and Dissemination work package of the RESIST Project.

You will be in an excellent position to bring your familiarity with Polish society and culture, and interests in research and social justice causes concerning (broadly defined) queer, feminist, LGBT, gender, intersectional, and anti-racist politics – to work on researching and understanding Polish contexts of ‘anti-gender' politics.

Your experience in qualitative methodologies & analysis will serve you well as you collect and analyse data, and your competencies in English and Polish language skills (both are necessary for the post) will serve you as you translate selected project outputs between these languages, write reports, and co-author publications in collaboration with Dr Kulpa and the wider RESIST project team.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an international team of queer- feminist researchers, within the EU-funded research consortium, which will also see you travelling abroad for fieldwork and presenting at international conferences.

What we will need from you:

We will look for demonstrable evidence of your ability to meet the expectations of both work areas (PL case, and Impact).

As part of the essential criteria for the role you will also need:

  • A PhD in social sciences or humanities (interdisciplinary and broadly defined) (near completions accepted if the thesis is submitted by October 2024).
  • Experience in qualitative methodologies & analysis
  • Queer-feminist and trans-inclusive ethos of work, academic epistemics, and resonance with other values of the RESIST Project
  • Competent English & Polish language skills
  • Familiarity with Polish society and culture, and politics
  • Familiarity with the principles of ‘knowledge exchange', ‘public engagement', and dissemination of findings to non-academic communities
  • For a full role profile and comprehensive list of duties please click here.

    Additional information:

    Salary: Grade 6 – £44,263 per annum, fixed.

    Contract: Fixed-Term – 24 months

    Hours: Full Time – 35 hours per week

    Benefits: 46 days annual leave, contributory pension (26%), flexible working and professional development opportunities. Further information regarding our excellent benefits can be viewed here.

    Closing date: 25th June 2024

    Interviews: Week commencing 15th July via Microsoft Teams. NB: We envisage there may be a second interview with selected candidates, in person. In which case, travel and accommodation will be refunded.

    Start Date: The successful applicant will start as soon as possible, and no later than October 2024.

    In case the person is not already in the UK and does not have the visa/residency/work permits resolved, the University will provide assistance with obtaining the appropriate work visa.

    Please note: The successful candidate will need to reside in the UK (preferably Edinburgh) during the appointment.

    Questions: Please direct queries to Dr Roberto Kulpa, [email protected]

    The RESIST Project is co-funded by the European Union, project ID: 101060749.

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