Employment as a researcher (social science and animal welfare) at SCOTLAND’S RURAL COLLEGE

Researcher (Social sciences applied to animal welfare)
Easter Bush, near Edinburgh
£37,877 – £41,631 per year (under review)
Ref: ACF/AVS/015/22

SRUC is unique in Scotland and one of the largest organizations of its type in Europe. Our ambitious and exciting vision is to work locally, nationally and internationally, leading innovation and sustainable development in the agricultural and rural sectors.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team within the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and contribute to the development of an exciting research program focusing on social sciences applied to animal welfare perspectives. Specifically, we are looking for someone to develop research ideas to better understand different perspectives on animal welfare and to help influence change in human behavior to improve aspects of animal welfare. Where appropriate, the position would also contribute to certain aspects of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs, including the supervision of student research projects.

main responsibilities

1. Undertake appropriate social science research on perceptions of positive animal welfare and best practices for implementing positive welfare among different sectors of society

2. Help develop a research agenda that uses social science to understand the human view of animal welfare and the challenges and opportunities for improving welfare in practice

3. Teaching duties in relation to our bachelor’s and master’s programs on social science aspects of animal welfare

4. Investigate funding opportunities in this area and assist in the preparation of grant applications

In August 2022, all academic roles will be assimilated into a new structure of professional families. Details are contained in the Position Details document.

Further details on the requirements for this role can be found in the job description document which you should read before applying for this role. This is downloadable when you click on the APPLY link.

Closing date: August 12, 2022

Please note that CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

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SRUC is committed to valuing diversity, advancing equality and respecting human rights throughout the organization and encouraging applications from people with disabilities using the Disability Confident Employer symbol. SRUC is a member of the Athena SWAN charter.

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