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Research fellow required by the Centre for Rural Economy

A Research Fellow is required, to work primarily with the Duke of Northumberland Chair of Rural Economy, to develop a programme of rural social science research.

The fellowship will include looking at the social construction of agriculture, farming and gender issues, a socio-political analysis of land ownership and other research questions as they arise.

You will examine these questions in a global comparative context and assist with the development of research bids. All research projects will have a strong translation into policy recommendations, and you will help with the preparation of policy briefs. There will be scope for you to develop your own research objectives and proposals and to be part of international rural social science fora, including the European Society for Rural Sociology, the International Rural Studies Association, and the Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network (TARRN). You may also have the opportunity to contribute to the teaching of the Centre for Rural Economy.

You will have a PhD awarded in a relevant social science discipline such as sociology, political science, human geography, social policy, planning or economics. You will also have knowledge or rural/agricultural issues in some context, and strong theoretical competence

The post is available fixed term for two years and is full time. For informal enquiries: Prof Sally Shortall: sally.shortall@ncl.ac.uk. Further details are available on the Newcastle University recruitment web page. Closing date is 16 March 2017.

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published on: 25 February 2017