Research Associate – Women of the Welfare Landscape


The Manchester School of Architecture invites applications for a part-time, fixed term Postdoctoral Research Associate, tenable for 18 months from 27th April 2022 to support the AHRC Fellowship Award project ‘Women of the Welfare Landscape’, led by Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr. Through a variety of co-produced public facing and academic activities this project will commemorate the network of women and their collaborators who have had a major impact on shaping the post-war designed landscapes of the British Welfare State. You will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, assisting in primary research, producing outputs, organising public engagement activities and developing new and existing research partnerships.

You will have a completed PhD, or equivalent, in a field related to architecture, landscape architecture, or gender history, which demonstrates an area of research expertise pertinent to this project. You will have a track record of producing high quality outputs, aimed towards a mix of academic and non-academic audiences. We are looking for candidates with significant experience in archival research, and working with GIS and SNA software. Experience in editing, public engagement and/or curating exhibitions is desirable. Working independently, under the guidance of the Principal Investigator, you will develop and apply quantitative and qualitative research techniques, prepare results for publication and dissemination, and present findings at conferences and stakeholder events. The project is expansive in its scope and has partners at a number of UK Higher Education institutions and third sector organisations. As such, a demonstrable capacity to communicate effectively and to manage a multi-faceted project with multiple partners is important to the role. You will have good visual acuity and the ability to design using a range of graphic software in the production of publicity, marketing and exhibition material. You should be confident in building new professional networks and sustaining these. Interviews are expected to be held week beginning 14th February.

Applications close 2 February 2022. For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Dr Luca Csepely-Knorr (

More information can be found here.

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