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Senior Research Fellow (Ref:067)

Salary range: 
£44,737 to £53,353 per annum, pro rata

Institute for Social Justice and Crime

Full time, fixed term for 6 months

We are currently recruiting for an exciting opportunity to join the University of Suffolk as a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Social Justice and Crime. Intersectionality and cross-theme collaboration and working are central to the Institute’s approach. Five research themes are the focus for developing specialism and excellence within the Institute.

The post holder should have expertise that compliment one or more of the themes:

  1. People, Justice & Security 
  2. Trauma, Injustice, Violence & Abuse 
  3. Gender & Sexual Minorities 
  4. Childhoods, Children & Young People 
  5. Global Majorities, Equality & Justice 

The Institute for Social Justice and Crime (ISJ&C) is committed to addressing the social issues that act as barriers to justice, with an emphasis on the experiences of vulnerable and marginalised groups. Interdisciplinarity, and mixed and creative methodologies are key to the Institute’s approach to research. The ISJ&C provides innovative research, consultancy, knowledge exchange activities, and training and support (PhD Studentships, ECRs), along with public engagement.

This position offers the successful applicant the chance to be at the forefront of local, national and international research, as well as having a pivotal role in developing funding bids and building relationships to raise the research profile of the University of Suffolk in the area of Social Justice and Crime. To find out more about the institute see

The post holder will work under the supervision of the Director, Professor Miranda Horvath, and other colleagues in the field of Social Justice and Crime and will initially focus on activities which lead to the development of funding bids, engagement with independent and collaborative research projects and evaluation of outcomes. They will manage research projects; mentor and develop research work with staff with significant responsibility for research; lead on implementing the research strategy within the Institute; and plan, coordinate and implement research programmes in accordance with University strategy, policy and procedures and funder requirements.

The post holder will:

  • Possess a PhD or extensive nationally recognised professional expertise in social justice and/or crime
  • Have experience of leading on research publications, projects, managing project budgets and funding bids
  • They should have the flexibility to work and communicate effectively within diverse teams
  • Demonstrable time management skills and the ability to work, often to tight deadlines, with limited supervision.
  • A background in quantitative and/or qualitative research methodologies,
  • An extensive understanding of safeguarding, ethics and quality assurance in research.

Please refer to the full job description for further details on this opportunity or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Miranda Horvath M.Horvath2@UOS.AC.UK .

Closing date: Monday 5th December 2022, 5pm

Interview date: Thursday 15th December 2022

We are a values driven organisation, committed to ensuring we remain a beacon for aspiration and achievement, while providing a great environment to work and study.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds. If you share our values and our vision, you will find a home at the University of Suffolk.

How to apply:

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  3. Fill in the Application Cover Sheet
  4. Fill in the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form
  5. Attach a curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the post

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