Research Fellow in #SexualAssault #SexualViolence #genderissues #gendertheory #feministtheory (App due 3/30)

Fixed term, part time or full time Ref 667

School of Law, Politics & Sociology – Department of Sociology

Part time, fixed term (approximately 25 hours per week for approximately 24 months ending 1 March 2018)
OR Full time, fixed term (37.5 hours per week for approximately 14 months)
More than 25 and less than 37.5 hours per week will also be considered, for a shorter fixed term duration than 24 months
Salary range: starting at £31,656 and rising to £37,768 per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date for applications:30 March 2016
Expected interview date: 20 April 2016
Expected start date: 3 May 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter (if full time, start date may be later)


The Department of Sociology, within the School of Law, Politics and Sociology, is looking to recruit to a temporary Research Fellow post in Gender. The person appointed will be part of the European Commission-funded project Universities Supporting Victims of Sexual Violence, which focuses on developing ‘first response’ training for university staff who may receive disclosures of sexual assault. The Research Fellow will be responsible for developing and supporting the delivery of a ‘first response’ training programme at Sussex, and for sharing the learning from this with our project partners across Europe. Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of high quality research engagement, experience of developing and using qualitative and quantitative methods, and a background in gender issues and knowledge of gender/feminist theory. The successful candidate will show commitment to the aims and success of the project and a willingness to contribute to the research culture of our dynamic, friendly department.