The Department of Sociology at the University of Warwick invites applications for TWO Research Fellows to work on the Open City Project funded by the ESRC.
The three-year Open City project, funded by the ESRC, is led by Professor John Solomos of Warwick Sociology. The CIs on the project are Professor Michael Keith (University of Oxford), Professor Karim Murji (University of West London) and Professor Steve Pile (Open University). Open City Project is an exciting and critical project investigating social and political life of London. In testing whether the utopian ideal of the Open City exists in real life, or how it can be developed, the project centres issues of race, migration, mobility and living with diversity. Using London as its case study, it will explore how the city accommodates new forms of urban life, through the social reconfiguration of its spaces and places, and look at the ways that urban government at the city-wide and borough scales reflect, promote or limit the idea of the open city.
We are looking for two Research Fellows to join the team to play a lead role in the London based fieldwork for the project. The project will use a mixed methods approach and ideally one of the job holders will play a lead role in the quantitative components of the project. Key tasks will involve recruiting participants, conducting and analysing interviews, and writing up research findings for publication.
We welcome applications from sociology and related disciplinary backgrounds. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to act as an independent researcher and as part of a team.
For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Professor John Solomos, J.Solomos@warwick.ac.uk
If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,046). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£30,942 pa).
Interview date: W/C 12 October 2020