We are looking for 2x research assistants for a short period -10 weeks- to help us develop the following.
Warm Greetings to all, Maggie, Rosie and Teela & on behalf of the SWRH Board.
Sex Work Research Hub Good Practice Guide: Sex work & participatory action research
Supported by UOY Sociology department research funds the SWRH led by Maggie O'Neill and Rosie Campbell are producing a Good Practice Research Resource [toolkit] to support the research community when conducting participatory action research and participatory arts research with sex workers. This will include a focus and guidance on research ethics.
We are seeking 2x RA's to work with us on this over a ten week period, ie., five weeks each or equivalent
The main tasks include:
a) contacting the 140 members in the Sex Work Research Hub for:
● examples of PAR/PA from their own empirical research;
● resources/readings that they use
● ethical issues, challenges and benefits/successes
● examples of challenges and benefits
b) collate the information
c) produce a report and 1st draft guidance
d) assist Professor O’Neill and Dr Campbell to prepare case studies from the research gathered and write the research resource/guidance for the academic community based on expertise in the hub
The RA's will be co-authors on the guidance.
Understanding and experience of PAR/PA
Ability to use online design tool/s e.g. Canva
Sex Work community experience.
Good communication skills and experience
Generic Research Skills to include literature review, structured interviewing, transcribing, thematic analysis.
Ability to work as a team.
Report design and writing.
The University is required to undertake a right to work check.
Applications in the form of a covering letter outlining fit to the criteria, previous experience and why you want the position and a CV to be sent to Maggie and Rosie at York, Dept Sociology, Wentworth College, University of York, York Yo10 5DD by Monday 4th June. OR by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The successful candidates will be employed on a temporary contract by University of York at a rate of £10.75 per hour, for a maximum of 20 hours a week for the contract duration.'