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  • Ref no: GCU00789
  • Published: 3/2/2020
  • Closes: 5/3/2020
  • Location: Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, G4 0BA
  • Salary: £33,797.00 - £39,152.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.


This is a full time/fixed term opportunity for two years

Glasgow Caledonian University a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, commitment to the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do and how we deliver our mission.

The WiSE Centre for Economic Justice, within the Glasgow School for Business & Society, invites post-doctoral candidates with a PhD in economics (or relevant discipline) to apply for the Ailsa McKay Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship.

WiSE is a multi-disciplinary research centre which focuses on gender analysis of economic and public policy, feminist economics; migration and human rights; poverty; social reproduction and the political economy of care. We are inviting applications from PhD graduates with an interest in one of the following specific areas: feminist economics, intrahousehold resource allocation, time use or the commodification of care. We would especially welcome applicants with quantitative skills and experience.

The main purpose of this role is to contribute to the development of the Wise Research Centre through specified research project/projects with direction from the lead researcher/researchers. This post is intended to provide training and development opportunities for post doctoral academics, and is a fixed term opportunity for 2 years.

Essential criteria for the candidate to be eligible for the post include a PhD in Economics, Political Economy, Social Policy or Public Policy; a good understanding of relevant theoretical frameworks and qualitative and quantitative research methods; evidence of good written and oral communication skills; to have some experience of conducting research; to be flexible, co-operative, self-motivated, hardworking and willing to learn new skills and finally a willingness to work on a variety of tasks to achieve prioritised goals in a timely fashion. Further essential criteria include proficiency in IT skills and use of data packages.

If you wish to know more about this role or for an informal discussion please feel free to contact WiSE Director, Sara Cantillon on 0141 331 33263 or at

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme, child care vouchers and onsite childcare facilities.

Please note that the appointment will be made on the first point of the salary scale (unless by exception).

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