Research Associate in Environment and Geography

University of York Department in Environment and Geography

Research Associate

Department:Environment and Geography
Based at;University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work;Part-time
Contract status:Fixed term
Salary:32,817 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
Interview Date:To be confirmed
Posted Date:01/03/2021
Apply by:30/03/2021
Job Reference:9191

Role Description


SEI is an international research organisation conducting policy-relevant environmental research around the world. Our York Centre is based at the University of York in the Department of Environment and Geography. SEI York has a strong track record of action research and community engagement, with a focus on citizen science and participatory methods, including participatory GIS. We work on projects addressing a diverse range of environmental challenges. We are recruiting a part-time social scientist to join our friendly and supportive team of researchers.


You will be experienced in using mixed methods, and will use your social science research methods to support several projects in the UK and East Africa. Your excellent time management skills will allow to you to juggle commitments on multiple projects. You will conduct interviews, support co-design processes, and use participatory mapping and storytelling. You will be a team player, working alongside more experienced researchers to produce research outputs.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • First degree in geography, environmental science, social science or allied discipline and a PhD in human geography, social science or allied discipline.
  • Knowledge of either urban or transport studies OR ecology, and willingness to learn about new disciplines.
  • Experience using participatory research approaches or social science research methods.
  • Excellent communication skills to engage with a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to write up research for publication

Interview date: To be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Steve Cinderby on

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