University of Glassgow

University of Glassgow

Research Associate (Caveat)

United Kingdom

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Research Associate (Caveat)

Location: Dumfries Campus

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the AHRC-DCMS funded project CAVEAT - Triangulation of values using different valuation methods - working with the Principal Investigator Prof Patrizia Riganti, who is leading a consortium involving the University of Stirling, Historic England, ICCROM, ICOMOS ISCEC, as well as scholars from Macquarie University, Burgundy Business School and IPSOS, UK.

CAVEAT is one of the six projects funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and DCMS as part of their £3.1 million investment in cultural heritage research. These coordinated projects aim to develop a multidisciplinary approach to valuing the benefits of culture and heritage assets to society and will contribute to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's (DCMS) Culture and Heritage Capital Programme (see https: // www. ukri.org/news/new-projects-to-measure-value-of-culture-and- heritage-to-society/).

The successful candidate will help manage and direct this complex and challenging project and will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and related research proposals.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research individually or jointly in accordance with the project deliverables and project research strategy.

2. Document research outputs including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, monitoring project's progress, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Liaise with all partners of the project in preparation for meetings, workshops organization, surveys implementation and all related fieldwork/data collection.

4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project & subject area, & develop/implement a suitable research strategy.

5. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/ School/ Research Group, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint 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.

6. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile and disseminate the project's outputs/outcomes.

7. Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and to assist Prof Riganti in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

8. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the research group/School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and Industrial Partners).

9. Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College, whilst disseminating the project's achievements

10. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research project, including Budgets/Expenditure.

11. Take the lead in 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.

12. Make a leading contribution to Teaching activities (e.g. demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School if required by the Principal Investigator Prof Riganti.

13. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field of applied cultural economics/heritage studies.

14. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory

15. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by Prof Riganti and/or the Head of School.

16. Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

Qualifications

Essential

A1 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

C1 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism (cultural heritage studies, cultural economics, non-market valuation techniques)

C2 Knowledge of stated and revealed preferences methods, in particular Discrete Choice Experiments, Contingent Valuation, Travel Costs Methods

C3 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher

Desirable

D1 A background in applied cultural economics

D2 Knowledge of environmental economics and ecological economics debate

D3 Knowledge of biases in the application of stated preferences methods (embedding, sequencing effects etc)

D4 Knowledge of real-world experiments and hedonic pricing methods

Experience

Essential

E1 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner

E2 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences

E3 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities

E4 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers.

E5 Experience in undertaking independent research

E6 Commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

E7 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

Desirable

F1 Experience of non-market valuation applications, such as discrete choice experiments, contingent valuation studies etc.

F2 Experience of advanced statistical data analysis

For informal inquiries please Professor Patrizia Riganti, [email protected]

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum.

This post is full time( 35 hrs per week) and fixed term until 03/03/2026.

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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, 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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ 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. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 per annum pro rata.

This post is part time (35 hours per week) and fixed term for up to Fixed on 03/03/2026 (role for 28 months)

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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, 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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

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. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ 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. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 134070 Close Date : 11-Dec-2023 23:45

Job details

Title

Research Associate (Caveat)

Employer

University of Glassgow

Location

United Kingdom

Published

November 21, 2023

Application deadline

December 11, 2023

Job type

Administration/Managerment,Research

Field

Computer Science,Business and Economics,Social Science

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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