Postdoctoral Research Fellow - SSH Centre

ARU is a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. We are ranked in the world’s top 350 HEIs in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and in the top ten mainstream universities in the country for the proportion of UK undergraduates in employment 15 months after graduating. We have campuses in Cambridge, Chelmsford, London and Peterborough with around 2,500 staff and 35,000 students from 180 countries. With a focussed civic mission, we are committed to working with others through education, research and knowledge exchange to enhance the economic, cultural and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work and live.

The Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) is a globally renowned research institute. We are now looking to recruit an exceptional researcher to join our active and collaborative team. This post is part of the €3m Horizon Europe Social Sciences and Humanities for Climate, Energy and Transport Research Excellence (SSH CENTRE) project funded by the European Commission and UKRI. The GSI at Anglia Ruskin University are the technical leads for SSH CENTRE, working with 12 international partners. The successful candidate will also be expected to work around one day per week on the recently launched €5m SHARED GREEN DEAL project (, led by the GSI, and there may be opportunities in future to develop your own research bids.

Candidates must have a climate, energy- or mobility-related Social Science or Humanities PhD or Professional Doctorate (or nearing completion) in, for example: Anthropology; Business; Development; Education; Environmental Social Science; Gender; Human Geography; Psychology; Sociology; Science & Technology Studies; Political Studies; History; Law; Philosophy; Theology etc. or an interdisciplinary combination. You’ll also have excellent interpersonal skills, as well as a track record initiating or contributing to collaborative, interdisciplinary projects, and experience with qualitative analysis.

We are fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science and are keen to accommodate staff with family or caring responsibilities. You will be required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary to perform your duties and may involve occasional evening or weekend work. Flexible working requests are welcomed.

Applicants are encouraged to get in touch with the PI of SSH CENTRE, Dr Rosie Robison via, with any queries.

Interviews will take place on the 4th of July. 

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We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. In accordance with the UK Government’s immigration points-based system, this post may meet the characteristics of a skilled job including salary criteria to be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route.

We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including, generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.

We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working. 

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