Research Associate – Transitions And Mobilities: Girls Growing Up In Britain 1954-76 and the Implications for Later-Life Experie University of Manchester, School of Social Sciences

Research Associate – Transitions And Mobilities: Girls Growing Up In Britain 1954-76 and the Implications for Later-Life Experience and Identity Project (2 Posts Available)

Closing Date : 21/03/2018

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Duration : Available from 1 June 2018 until 31 March 2020

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities

School/Directorate : School of Social Sciences

Division : Sociology

Hours Per week : Full Time

Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum (depending on experience)

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester

Job Reference : HUM-11522

We are recruiting two Research Associates with a good understanding of and experience with qualitative research methods, with particular experience of face-to-face interviewing.


The ‘Transitions & Mobilities’ study, otherwise known as the ‘Girlhood and Later Life Project’, addresses women born 1939-52 who became young adults in Britain 1954-76. The youth of this generation of women has immense historical and current significance. Recent studies suggest young women were in the vanguard of postwar social change. They are now part of the largest group of over 60s in British history with unprecedented influence and are widely seen to be ageing differently from their predecessors partly due to their youth experiences. In light of this, the study has two aims. First, to investigate key events and transitions to adulthood of young women (aged 15 to 24 years) from different social backgrounds in Britain 1954-76. Second, to explore the relationship between the youth of these women and their current, later-life experiences and identities.


As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as male candidates are currently under-represented at this level in this area, we would particularly welcome applications from men. All appointments will be made on merit.


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Professor Penny Tinkler



General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499


Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004


This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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