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[Commlist] RA position on LGBT Refugees project

Fri Oct 09 16:46:28 GMT 2020

Part Time Post-Doctoral Research Assistant – LGBTQ Refugees and Cultural and Social Policy

Start date: 1^November 2020

End date: 28^February 2021

Deadline for applications: 23 October 2020

We are seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to work on a British Academy funded project entitled ‘Understanding LGBTQ Refugees' and Asylum Seekers' Support Needs through Listening to Autobiographical Storytelling’, to produce a report on Cultural and Social policies.The successful candidate will independently review the formative outputs of the project, placing into context an existing range of research papers that have already been collated, alongside new research on cultural and social policies that affect LGBTQ refugees.

The post holder will report to the Primary investigator on this project. Their key role will be to assess LGBTQ refuge policies framing civil and legal rights, exploring aspects of sexual identity; race; migration; discrimination, oppression; integration; employment, training and poverty, producing a 10,000-word academic report, complete with critical literature review.

The successful candidate will hold a doctorate in a relevant subject area such as in cultural or social policy, or a relevant discipline. They will have experience of researching minority social identity issues with regards to policy, and preferably will possess an understanding of the issues that LGBTQ refugees face.Experience of producing academic papers and written reports is required. They will have strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work independently and accurately to meet deadlines.

The successful candidate will be appointed on a casual basis as a Part Time Hourly Paid (non-academic) Post-Doctoral Research Assistant and offered work of 240 hours in total to be undertaken in the period between November 2020 and February 2021 in accordance with the requirements of the project. The pay rate for this Grade 6 appointment is £17.65 per hour, which includes an element of holiday pay.

Due to the impact of Covid-19 and its effect on working processes (see <>) you will likely work remotely from the campus using your own IT equipment, but will be given access to online resources, and will be expected to regularly be in touch with the Principal Investigator (Christopher Pullen) and Co-Investigator (Ieuan Franklin).

For an informal conversation to discuss the details of the role or to please contact either

Christopher Pullen, Associate Professor in Media and Inclusivity at Bournemouth University (cpullen /at/ <mailto:(cpullen /at/>or Ieuan Franklin, Lecturer of History and Politics (ifranklin /at/ <mailto:(ifranklin /at/>

*Application process:***

Please email your CV, and covering letter explaining your interests, and suitability for the role - to Christopher Pullen (cpullen /at/ <mailto:(cpullen /at/>before October 23rd 2020.

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