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Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Social Inclusion

The deadline for applications is 26 January 2020.

Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in Social Inclusion  

The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme

Salary: £32,816 – £40,322 (Grade 7) / £41,526 - £52,599 (Grade 9)

Vacancy reference number EN21944


The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) is seeking to appoint a Fellow in social inclusion under The Prince of Wales Global Sustainability Fellowship Programme. Funding for the Fellowship has been secured through a philanthropic donation from Chanel Limited, but stewardship of the Programme lies with CISL.

The successful candidate will be part of our exciting new Fellowship Programme, aiming to unlock the potential of the University to partner with business, government and finance institutions on real-world challenges and opportunities that must be addressed in order to build a sustainable economy. The ambition is to foster new transdisciplinary thinking on sustainability, leading to practical insights, tools and recommendations for decision-makers to carry into their organisations alongside important advances in fundamental knowledge.

The Fellow will be appointed for a period of three years to conduct high-impact research relevant to social inclusion, focussing on the potential role of the luxury sector in the transition towards more inclusive societies. The Fellow will investigate how the business models of luxury firms are affected by these debates, and the potential for companies selling luxury goods to contribute to solving recognised social challenges. Applications are welcome from highly regarded researchers from any relevant discipline with a strong academic record and interest in conducting research in business, policy or civil-society contexts.

This post is full-time or part-time (minimum 80% FTE), and CISL is open to secondments or similar arrangements which accommodate existing commitments. From autumn 2020 the Programme will be based at CISL’s new premises; a low carbon retrofitted building in the centre of Cambridge, which will serve as a vibrant atmosphere for collaborative research.

Please provide a full CV, cover letter, and research proposal containing a 1 – 2,000-description with a 100-word summary intended for a general audience. If you wish to be considered for this opportunity on the basis of a secondment, please provide evidence of home institutional support.

Applicants must be committed to the values that underpin CISL’s work and, our Fellows will be expected to have the following attributes:

  • Sufficient breadth and depth of specialist knowledge to design and execute research of a high standard;
  • The skills and experience to work independently and manage own workload with limited oversight, while also seeking to foster fruitful collaborations;
  • The ability to continually update knowledge in the specialist area and engage in continuous professional development;
  • The creativity and initiative to develop a new project and the intellectual energy and independent thinking necessary to deliver the research;
  • Clear enthusiasm for engaging flexibly and responsively to opportunities for impact.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role and application processes, please visit:

https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/24592/

If you have any questions about this vacancy, please contact CISL’s Research Team, research@cisl.cam.ac.uk or visit the FAQ section on our website.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. 

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Further information

The deadline for applications is 26 January 2020.


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