Visiting Research Associate
Urban Geography, Planning & Public Health
University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Closing Date: November 30, 2023
We have an exciting opportunity to join the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU) team at the University of Oxford as a Visiting Research Associate. The Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation (GCHU) offers a limited number of ‘Visiting Research Associate’ positions each year to help foster collaborations with individuals and institutions working in relevant areas of health and urbanisation.
Visiting Research Associates will usually have a doctorate or equivalent research experience, and be employed by a University elsewhere in the UK, the EU or globally. During the associate period, they will be active collaborators with members of the GCHU team, through joint activities led by the Visiting Research Associate. They will also undertake their own research and writing whilst benefiting from the intellectual and institutional support of the GCHU, Kellogg College and the wider University of Oxford.
Successful applicants will have the title of ‘Visiting Research Associate at the Global Centre on Healthcare and Urbanisation’ for the duration of their affiliation. They will participate in GCHU events during that time, and will join the GCHU Research Strategy group, which meets termly. While there is no formal supervisory structure to the placement, Research Associates are encouraged to meet with GCHU team members to discuss their work, and to foster connections and collaborations.
Visiting Research Associates are normally appointed for a University term (October-December; January-March; or April-June,) and will be expected to engage in-person with the Centre’s staff and activities throughout the duration of their appointment. One week after the completion of the Research Associate status, they will be expected to submit a summary of their research activities, outputs and GCHU collaborations during their association, for inclusion in the GCHU Annual Report and on the website.
There is no stipend attached to the position, but funding will be available to support research activities, up to £1,500 for a term (for pre-authorised research-related expenditure and on production of receipts). Associates are expected to be based in or around Oxford.
Potential applicants are asked to email the GCHU Administrator email@example.com with the following:
- a letter of interest in becoming a Research Associate, providing reasons for applying (maximum one page);
- an outline of the research (between 1000 – 2000 words in length) and other activities that they intend to complete during their association with the Centre, addressing the aims of the Centre. The outline should include details of proposed outputs from the associate period, as well as budget implications and a timeline; and
- a curriculum vitae (maximum two pages).
Applications will be reviewed approximately two months prior to the proposed term, and can relate to any of the three academic terms (2023-24). Applications for Hilary Term 2024 (January-March 2024) should be received no later than 30th November 2023.
Applications will be reviewed by the Applications Committee, made up of members from the GCHU Board.
For more information, see the job description here.