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Research Assistant (Part-time, fixed-term)

Salary: £24,775-£27,864 p.a. pro rata

Learning in small-group contexts

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position, working 0.3 fte, and starting during Autumn 2014.

The successful applicant will work on a project funded by the British Academy, which addresses age differences in the processes by which small-group activity supports student learning. This will involve collecting individual test data, videotaping students while they work in pairs on a computer-presented science task, and preparing recordings for analysis. Data will be collected in primary schools, secondary schools and colleges or universities.

You will need good interpersonal skills, and a Masters in a relevant discipline, and a basic understanding of educational research and research methods is desirable.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2015

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4692/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor Christine Howe on cjh82@cam.ac.uk

Please quote reference JR04051 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for applications: 3 September 2014


Unestablished Lecturer (Leadership for Learning) (temporary post)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743 p.a.

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge is seeking to appoint an innovative, research-active lecturer in Leadership for Learning to join this leading international centre of teacher development and educational research.

The Faculty is committed to the highest standards of teaching and research and is a significant contributor to the improvement of educational policy and practice in partnership with schools and other educational agencies both in the UK and internationally.

The successful applicant will be expected to make a significant contribution to the teaching of the Leadership for Learning group, especially at postgraduate level. The LfL group offers a Masters course on Educational Leadership and School Improvement, which recruits both full- and part-time students. S/he would be expected to contribute to this course and to other aspects of the group's teaching, including the Faculty's EdD Programme, which can involve a limited amount of Saturday and evening working.

In addition to teaching within at least one, and usually two or more, programmes the successful applicant would contribute to the development of new courses; support the development of innovative pedagogy; supervise postgraduate students; assist with course administration; and examining within the Faculty. S/he will be expected to make significant contributions to the Faculty's teaching in one or more of the following areas: education policy, school and organisational leadership, school and organisational improvement, leadership for learning, professional and teacher leadership, aspects of student voice, global perspectives on leadership and policy development. S/he would also conduct, or contribute to the conduct of, high-quality research in the general areas of school and organisational leadership, school and organisational improvement or educational reform.

Applicants should have a doctorate (or equivalent qualification) in the area of educational leadership and/or school improvement. Applicants will have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, and/or working with practitioners in schools or colleges, and a good knowledge of leadership issues in education in the nations of the UK; developing issues in international leadership research and school improvement; and experience of/or willingness to learn about online postgraduate work would also be desirable. Applicants will have a record of, or clear potential for, internationally excellent research in the areas of leadership in education and school improvement. Contributions to excellence in research will be through peer-reviewed publications and other activities of a kind and quality that meet international standards as assessed in national research assessment exercises.

Temporary cover: This post is available from 1 October 2014, and will end on 30 September 2015.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/4495/ This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor John Gray (jmg1004@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR03872 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 16 September 2014


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