UEA has some of the most innovative and highly regarded centres for research in the UK. Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate to undertake research in collaboration with Professor Olga Tregaskis and other team members as part of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST).
This post offers an exciting opportunity to investigate how organisations are transforming their work cultures and structures for environmental sustainability. The role holder will work on a project aimed at generating new knowledge of how climate goals on carbon emissions can be achieved through organisational development based transformations.
The project seeks to identify the configuration of factors, such as strategic, structural, cultural, technological and skills/capabilities necessary to support environmental transformation within the context of other competitive and civic purposes. In particular, the work will focus on how organisational actors mobilize change through shifting mindsets, enabling individual agency and dismantling or rebuilding new organisation structures. The work is multidisciplinary drawing on theoretical frameworks from, for example, the sociology of work, social action and work psychology to analyse the processes of organisational change and transformation.
The research will adopt an in-depth case study design, involving interviews with individuals in a range of organisations, alongside survey data and documentary evidence.
You should have a PhD in psychology, social science, organisation studies (or a related research area), along with significant previous experience of independent research and experience in qualitative research methods and analysis.
This post is from 27 April 2020 for a fixed term period of 2 years and 10 months on a full-time basis, however part time working may be considered.
£33,797 to £40,322 per annum, pro rata