We are very pleased to announce that the CCRI is seeking to recruit new research staff to help deliver our portfolio of contract and grant funded work.

There are four posts available, two Research Assistants, a Senior Research Fellow and a Reader / Principal Lecturer.

The Research Assistants will work on a range of projects and will require one or more of the following skills:

  • the ability to work with econometric methods in international policy evaluation;
  • an interest and some knowledge of the historic environment and evaluation approaches suitable for assessing cultural heritage values and heritage policy;
  • knowledge of the substantial literature on farmer behaviours, innovation and transitions towards sustainability, with a particular focus upon soil and water management;
  • a good knowledge of the policy instruments and strategic goals of the CAP, across both Pillars.

Further details of these posts can be found on the University of Gloucestershire recruitment webpage: Research Assistant

The Senior Research Fellow will spend a significant proportion of their time supporting the delivery of a major research framework for the European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, to evaluate the impact of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) on the EU goal of ‘Balanced Territorial Development’. The framework contract runs for 6 years and CCRI is part of the three-member consortium that is leading the delivery of all studies within the framework, worth a total of 3.5m Euros in total. Professor Janet Dwyer is leading CCRI’s role in the consortium but a strong and competent deputy is required to steer and manage the workload, including carrying out research and development work as well as managing other staff input to the various studies under the framework. The first framework study – on the CAP’s impact upon generational renewal – has just started and will run until July 2019. CCRI is leading this study on behalf of the consortium.

The person appointed to this role will have sound knowledge and experience in agri-rural policy evaluation, project and team management, and excellent written and verbal communication in English. They will also be publishing regularly in internationally-peer-reviewed journals and will have an established record of excellent research outputs and impacts.

Further details of this post can be found on the University of Gloucestershire recruitment webpage: Senior Research Fellow

The Reader / Principal Lecturer will predominantly be working on a HEFCE Catalyst funded project being lead by the Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester. The work will involve leading an extensive area of research and teaching in one or more areas related to agro-ecology, agriculture and rural economics, rural leadership and achieving behavioural change, or sustainable food chains and international agri-business, developing and delivering a programme of teaching related to these disciplines at the RAU, with the courses recruiting students for an October 2019 start. Additionally, you will undertake research with colleagues in the CCRI and RAU, being a full member of the 20 strong research team within the Countryside and Community Research Institute.

This post is therefore an excellent opportunity for an experienced academic/researcher to join and lead an active and dynamic group of academics and researchers on an exciting project that combines teaching, research and knowledge exchange, and to make a significant contribution in this arena.

Further details of this post can be found on the University of Gloucestershire recruitment webpage: Reader / Principal Lecturer

Both the SRF and Reader posts will maintain an active and excellent research publications portfolio suitable for submission into the Architecture, built environment and planning Unit of Assessment (town and country planning), UoA 13.


Recruitment for all posts closes on 30th August 2018 with interviews during week commencing 17th September 2018, dependent on post.