Research Associate Posts (The UK Citizenship Process)

The UK Citizenship Process: Understanding Immigrants' Experiences

Department of Sociology, University of Leicester

Two Research Associate Posts (both 0.40 FTE)

Salary Grade 7 (£31,331 to £36,298 per annum, **pro rata**)

You will be working on the project 'The UK Citizenship Process: Understanding Immigrants' Experiences'. This is a three-year ESRC-funded project which analyses immigrants' lived experience of the 'citizenship process': Citizenship tests, ceremonies, the preparation courses many immigrants take beforehand. The project will explore the lived experiences of the citizenship process as a whole via participant observation and interviews and will be conducted in Leicester and London. To analyse the effects of the process on the longer term, statistical analysis of survey data will also be undertaken. The overall goal is to learn about immigrants' perceptions and experiences of this process, to understand how it affects their sense of belonging, political participation and subjective well-being (happiness).

This is an excellent opportunity for two enthusiastic researchers to provide high-level qualitative research skills.

You will also undertake administrative duties.

Both RAs will be based in Leicester: One will undertake research in Leicester and the surrounding area while the other will undertake research in London. [Click on this link for further information about the RA posts]

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Leah Bassel via email ( or phone (011-6252-2730 or 079-3175-4277).

The closing date for this post is midnight on 25 October 25 2013.

We anticipate that interviews will take place in the week of 11 November 2013.

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