Applications are invited for a Research Assistant to work with Professor Kate Oakley on the ESRC funded, Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) project. The project has an arts and culture theme, led by Professor Kate Oakley, which explores the ways in which arts and cultural activities can help develop ideas of the good life beyond material consumption.
Taking a case-study based approach, the research team will be working in regions across the UK looking at the development of localised cultural economies, the idea of cultural work as ‘good work’ and the role of cultural activities in everyday life. The appointee will provide general research and administrative support, interviewing and conducting of focus groups, and contribute to the preparation and dissemination of reports and journal articles.
With a PhD in a relevant field, such as: cultural policy; human geography; sociology; environmental policy; urban or regional studies, or media and cultural studies, you will have a familiarity with standard socio-economic datasets, particularly at regional and local level. You will also have a developing record of research, commensurate with the level of the post, and excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills. The role is based at the University of Leeds, but you will also be required to work at various locations in the UK, as required by the project.