Research Assistant in Education and Social Work

University of Sussex Department of Education

United Kingdom

Research Assistant 

School/department: School of Education and Social Work, Department of Education
Hours:part time hours  considered up to a maximum of 0.2 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)
Contract: fixed term until 31 March 2022
Reference: 5446
Salary: starting at £30,046 to £33,797 per annum, pro rata if part time
Placed on: 09 February 2021
Closing date:  16 February 2021  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected start date: 01 March 2021

Job description

This vacancy is only open to those currently employed by the University.

We are seeking a Research Assistant to work for one day a week as part of a new funded project: Gender on the higher education learning agenda internationally: Co-constructing foundations for equitable futures.

The project focuses on gender inclusion in higher education (HE) teaching in universities across five countries. The project will be led by an established interdisciplinary team of academics from each university working with an appointed Research Assistant at each University.

The appointed Research assistant will be expected to contribute actively to all aspects of the research including project management, data collection, analysis and communication, including conducting surveys and interviews with university staff and students.

The Research Assistant will join online international meetings and will work closely with project Research Assistants in India, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and Nigeria.

The research will be carried out remotely utilising online tools for all aspects from data collection through to dissemination including an online conference. The appointed Research Assistants will therefore need to be confident and competent in working online.

Please contact Tamsin Hinton-Smith, for informal enquiries.

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

If you require visa sponsorship from the University of Sussex to undertake this role please contact to discuss your personal circumstances and whether you meet the criteria

How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal details and equal opportunties form [DOC 108.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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