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Research Associate in Sociology
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: HUM-04731

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 24/06/2014

Salary: £33,652 (pro rata) per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Humanities

School/ Directorate: Sociology

Hours per week: 0.5 FTE

Contract Duration: Available from 1 August 2014 until 31 October 2015

You will work on a qualitative research project Children of refugees in Europe: Aspirations, social and economic lives, identity and transnational linkages.

This project is funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies. The research is a cross-national collaboration between Professor Alice Bloch, University of Manchester, Professor Milena Chimienti, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (Geneva) and Professor Catherine Withol De Wenden, Sciences Po Paris, France.

You will be working with Professor Alice Bloch who is leading on the UK part of the project. The research explores the ways in which the European born children of refugees (now adults) are experiencing and living their lives in Europe. The research will focus on a number of areas including education, employment and transnational linkages; ideas of belonging, identity and home and the ways in which refugee backgrounds shape lives.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, the University of Manchester will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position. All non EU/EEA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this appointment.


Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries can be made to Alice Bloch


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as black and minority ethnic (BME) candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from BME applicants. All appointments will be made on merit.

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