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The School of Social and Political Sciences are appointing a 4 year Research Fellowship (Grade 7) with the opportunity to move to an open-ended Lecturer post (Grade 8) at the end of the Fellowship subject to the post holder meeting the relevant criteria.

The post holder will make a leading contribution to research and student education to advance the wellbeing economy, working with Gerry McCartney, Professor of Wellbeing Economy.  You will play a key role in the development of a portfolio of research, engagement and taught provision on the wellbeing economy that will spearhead the transformation of theories, measures and models of economic success to prioritise improvements in human and ecological wellbeing. This will address prosperity, intergenerational wellbeing and ecosystems and inform policies and strategies that enable people to fully participate in economic life, including the poor and socially disadvantaged.

We are particularly keen to build on existing partnerships between academia, business, the third sector and government in relation to sustainable development, cooperative ownership, community wealth building and participatory democracy. The effective implementation of wellbeing economic policy, including via appropriate design, evaluation and analysis of interventions, community involvement and effective use of data and evidence to bridge the gap between policy and practice is another key focus. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

This position is full time and is fixed term for 4 years.

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Closing date: 8th June 2022

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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