The Global Sustainability Institute (Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK) is looking to recruit another new permanent Research Fellow, who will bring a strong portfolio of research and clear plans for their own future progression to complement the existing work of our collaborative and interdisciplinary institute.
The GSI currently has three research themes (Consumption & Change; Education for Sustainability; Global Risk & Resilience), and the new post-holder will have the opportunity to work within, across and/or between these themes. The backgrounds of our academic staff are diverse and encompass economics, education, geography, international relations, psychology, sociology, science and technology studies, environmental social science, climate change studies, mathematics. We work from ethnography to computer modelling.
This post allows (and requires) significant independence in terms of your research direction; you will be leading on bids and projects, not just supporting them. The GSI has a very light teaching load (primarily postgraduate), and thus our focus is on research. Such permanent academic research positions are somewhat rare!
Since the GSI was established in 2011, it has built a reputation for high impact research across a broad range of sustainability issues. We are part of the £6m ESRC Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity, have won grants from five of the seven UK research councils (ESRC, EPSRC, AHRC, BBSRC, NERC), are currently leading three EU projects (e.g. €2m H2020 project SHAPE ENERGY) as well as acting as Work Package lead on others (e.g. MEDEAS). Policy relevance is drawn from all our projects and we regularly advise governments, business and our own University. We received recognition for world-leading research and impact in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
Whilst the post-holder will join at Research Fellow level, the career ladder will allow for subsequent progressions to Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Fellow/Reader, and Professor. Details are available here.
Anglia Ruskin University, and the GSI in particular, have a strong culture of supporting flexible working.
The closing date is 13 November 2017. Interviews will take place on 30 November 2017, in Cambridge. Informal enquiries before application are strongly recommended, and further information about the GSI can be provided.