University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Job Purpose

You will contribute to the development of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) titled ‘An Introduction to Scottish Catholic Studies'. This will be a new component course of the ongoing suite of online courses in Scottish Studies. In this instance, the course is being directed by colleagues in the School of Education.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform the following activities in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Course Director:

  • Plan and conduct assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project/group/School/College research strategy.

  • Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.

  • Develop and enhance your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/School/Research Group, including contributing to publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem.

  • Contribute to the presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile.

  • Contribute to the identification of potential funding sources and to assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

  • Collaborate with colleagues and participate in team/ group/ meetings/ seminars/ workshops across the research Group/School/College/University and wider community.

  • Contribute to the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development.

  • Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure.

  • Carry out modest Teaching activities e.g. demonstrating etc. and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Course Director.

  • Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline.

  • Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

  • Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

  • Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

  • Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

    Knowledge/ Qualifications


    A1 SCQF Level 10 Honours degree in a relevant subject or a cognate discipline, or equivalent

    A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of Scottish literature, history, or theology

    A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of the wider subject area or subject specialism

    A4 Project or subject specific skills

    A5 Research creativity and cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate


    B1 An awarded or recently submitted or near completion PhD in subject specialism or equivalent



    C1 Excellent communication skills oral and written, including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely

    C2 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach

    C3 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills

    C4 Extensive IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate

    C5 Self-motivation, initiative and independent thought/working

    C6 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach



    E1 Sufficient relevant research experience or equivalent appropriate to an early career researcher

    E2 Project or subject specific experience

    E3 Experience of scientific writing

    E4 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

    E5 Evidence of an emerging track record of publications in a relevant field


    F1 Experience in working on online courses, with knowledge of the various platforms and protocols involved in launching and maintaining a course

    For informal enquiries please contact Dr Craig Lamont ([email protected])

    Terms and Conditions

    Salary will be Grade 6, £32,332 - £36,024 per annum pro rata.

    This post is offered on a fractional basis and is fixed term.

    As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

    As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

    1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

    2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

    3 A flexible approach to working.

    4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www.

    We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

    We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

    We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

    Vacancy Ref : 142288 Close Date : 08-Apr-2024 23:45

    Job details


    Research Assistant


    University of Glassgow


    United Kingdom


    March 23, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 08, 2024

    Job type




    About the employer

    The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg, St. Andrews, and Aberdeen during the 18th century. Among the ancient universities in the UK, the University of Glasgow is one of the eight institutions that award undergraduate and graduate degrees in popular disciplines. The university comprises four colleges that include the College of Science & Engineering, College of Arts, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, and College of Social Sciences.

    The university is spread over different campuses. The main campus is the Gilmorehill campus situated in Hillhead. The campus in the Garscube Estate in Bearsden houses the Veterinary School and sports facilities of the university and Dental school, the medical section is taken care of at Gartnavel Royal Hospital located on Great Western Road. Moreover, the Crichton campus and the teaching center at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Dumfries are jointly operated by the Open University, the University of the West of Scotland, and the University of Glasgow.

    The University of Glasgow has 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide. It is a major employer in the city of Glasgow with more than 8,000 staff, including more than 3,400 research and teaching staff. The university is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities

    The university has introduced the World-Changing Alumni award for celebrating the excellent performance of the notable alumni. The winners include Susanne Mitschke in 2017 and Matt Fountain in 2016. Some of the other notable alumni who are now being recognized by the world include the three Prime Ministers namely Bonar Law, Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, and William Lamb.

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