Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)
The University of Bath is seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate (PDRA) for a 20-month period to work on an ESRC-funded project entitled, The Rehabilitation Prison: An oxymoron or an opportunity to radically reform imprisonment? This project is led by Dr Kate Gooch (PI) and Professor Yvonne Jewkes (CI).
Embedding impact from the outset, the study will investigate the parameters, opportunities, and limits of rehabilitation within prison. It will explore five central themes: rehabilitative aims, rehabilitate spaces, rehabilitative relationships, rehabilitative leaders and staff, rehabilitative living, and rehabilitative journeys (i.e. how different groups of prisoners experience rehabilitation and at different stages of their sentence). A mixed-method approach has been adopted, blending quantitative, qualitative and ethnographic data in at least two prisons, including semi-structured interviews, focus groups, walked interviews and surveys. The data collection and analysis process is currently underway, but will continue throughout the lifetime of the project. The successful applicant will be required to work independently and collaboratively in conducting empirical research, as well as taking a lead role in analysing, inputting and interpreting the data, using appropriate software packages where necessary. The PDRA will manage, support and supervise research assistants and undergraduate placement students completing desk-based and empirical research within prisons. The PDRA will also carry out other related research (including desk-based research), administrative and writing functions under the guidance and supervision of the PI and CI. S/he will also be expected to work with the PI and CI on the production of journal articles and a monograph, while participating in other parts of the research project, such as organising conferences, seminars and knowledge exchange events, and producing policy orientated reports and publications. S/he will be expected to manage the maintenance of a project web-page, blog, podcasts, and social media accounts.
This role is part time working 0.8 FTE. The end date for this role is likely to be 31/05/2022.
For informal enquires regarding the role please contact Dr Kate Gooch, firstname.lastname@example.org ..
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