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Post-Doctoral Research Assistants in Human Geography (2 Posts)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF16870

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 20/01/2017

Job live date: 20/12/2016

Salary: £29,301 - £30,175 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

Division: Geography & Environmental Science

Hours Per Week:: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term

The two RAs will be employed on the AHRC-ESRC-funded project Deathscapes and Diversity in multicultural England and Wales. Making space for minorities' and migrants' bodily remains and associated ritual and remembrance’. Using four case study towns in England and Wales and a variety of creative and participatory methods, the project will explore how the needs of migrants and established minorities are interpreted and met within existing public and private cemetery, crematoria and remembrance site provision, and how any shortfalls might be addressed through community participation and local authority planning. In addition to academic insights and outputs, the project will generate a policy report and visual exhibition, including photographs and models produced by participants which will be exhibited in the case study towns.

You will have:

  • Academic qualifications in Human Geography, Planning or a related subject at MSc/MA level, and a PhD in a relevant subject by the time of appointment
  • Expertise in deathscapes, urban and/or diversity issues
  • Practical experience of qualitative research methods
  • A good working knowledge of mixed, participatory/ creative research methods
  • An ability to organise and deliver public engagement activities
  • A proven track record of publishing research in the peer-reviewed literature and experience of presenting and communicating research at academic conferences
  • Good organisation skills, and self-motivation coupled with the ability to work as part of a team 

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Associate Professor in Human Geography

Contact role:

Head of School

Contact name:

Avril Maddrell

Contact name:

Nick Branch

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7756

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6102

Contact email: (until December 30th  2016) (from January 1st  2017)

Contact email:


Interviews will be held on the 31 January 2017

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


The closing date for this job has now passed.


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