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  • The Faculty of Education is seeking to appoint to seven academic posts. Full details can be seen on the University's Job Opportunities website at the links below:


University Lecturer in Creativity and the Arts in Education in the Faculty of Education; salary: £39,324–£49,772; closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12833; quote reference: JR11376

University Lecturer in English and Children’s Literature in the Faculty of Education; salary: £39,324–£49,772; closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12832; quote reference: JR11375

University Lecturer in Second Language Education in the Faculty of Education; salary: £39,324–£49,772; closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12830; quote reference: JR11373

University Senior Lecturer (one post) and University Lecturer (one post) for the Secondary P.G.C.E. Programme in the Faculty of Education; salary: £52,793–£61,178 (Senior Lecturer) or £39,324–£49,772 (Lecturer); closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12834; quote reference: JR11377

University Lecturer in the Sociology of Education in the Faculty of Education; salary: £39,324–£49,772; closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12831; quote reference: JR11374

Unestablished Lecturer in Leadership in Education in the Faculty of Education (part-time, fixed-term); fixed-term: three years from 1 October 2017 at 0.6 FTE; salary: £39,324–£49,772; closing date: 2 April 2017; further details: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12829; quote reference: JR11372


IT/AV Manager (Fixed Term)

Salary: £34,956-£46,924 p.a.

The Faculty of Education seeks to appoint an IT/AV Manager. The Faculty is one of the largest groups of educational researchers and teacher educators in the country and is a vibrant and very active academic community. The IT/AV office provides the IT and AV services and infrastructure for the Faculty and, as such, is a key and highly visible service.

We seek to appoint an IT specialist with experience of managing a complex technical remit and an operational team. The Faculty is engaged in a five-year strategic plan and the person appointed will have a proactive approach to keeping all aspects of the IT/AV service under review and developing provision appropriately so that the service is fit for purpose

Our successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent, or have equivalent professional experience, and will have experience of managing both a complex technical remit and an IT operational team. You will have the verbal and writing skills to be able to present ideas clearly and to create and maintain good relationships with a range of people. You will also need a range of specialist knowledge and skills which are set out in the further particulars for the post which are available below.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12978. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to the Head of Faculty, Professor Geoff Hayward gfh22@cam.ac.uk or the HSS IT Business Manager, Mr Jay Pema jp335@cam.ac.uk

Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 11 May 2017. Candidates will be invited for interview in the week beginning Monday 24 April 2017 - due to staff availability it will not be possible to contact candidates before then.

Closing date: 09 April 2017


Senior Accounts Clerk

Salary: £21,843-£25,298 p.a.

We're looking for a Senior Accounts Clerk to join a small team responsible for all aspects of the accounting and financial procedures that support the Faculty's extensive teaching, research and administrative activities. This is a varied and interesting role involving regular contact with staff at all levels, and students. The post requires a range of skills including organizational skills, initiative, a mature attitude and good interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent working knowledge of a large integrated accounts system is essential. The post holder will work across a variety of finance office processes and accounting modules including iProcurement, AP, AR, Research Grants, and General Ledger.

You will need to be a flexible and willing team worker who can successfully prioritize without close supervision, whilst combining efficiency with accuracy and an eye for detail.

Full details of the Rule Summary and the Person Specification are available in the Further Particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12879/ and click on the 'Apply' button. 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 may be addressed to Phil Gooding, pag25@cam.ac.uk

We hope to hold interviews on Wednesday 19 April 2017.

Closing date: 02 April 2017

Please quote reference JR11411 in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Research Associate (Full-time, fixed-term) or Senior Research Associate (Part-time, fixed-term)


Salary: Research Associate £29,301-£38,183 p.a; Senior Research Associate £39,324-£49,772 p.a. pro rata

We wish to appoint a full-time Research Associate or part-time (0.7 fte) Senior Research Associate to support and develop the research of the Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) at the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge.

The appointed researcher will work closely with Professor Rupert Wegerif to develop the research base of dialogic education at Cambridge, with particular interests in dialogic education with technology, global dialogue for peace, and classroom dialogue. A key part of the work will be pro-actively seeking funding and bid writing. In addition there will be writing articles for high impact journals and practitioner journals, and working to organise research events and animate a research community which is both local and international. You will help to develop and seek funding for projects assessing group thinking. You will also develop and seek funding for projects using the internet to promote and sustain international dialogue.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant qualitative and quantitative research training and experience. You should have a good understanding of dialogic education and some experience of related research. You should also demonstrate evidence of contributing to the development of bids and of writing for publication. For appointment as a Senior Research Associate you will have substantial experience as a Research Associate, along with proven ability to manage research groups and projects, and evidence of successful bids for research funding.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post at the different levels please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Salary: Research Associate £29,301-£38,183 p.a; Senior Research Associate £39,324-£49,772 p.a. pro rata

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13197. This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Rupert Wegerif (r.wegerif@exeter.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews in May 2017.

Please quote reference JR11711 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 20 April 2017


PhD Studentship: Social and communicative development in young children (Fixed Term)

We invite outstanding applications for a fully-funded three-year PhD studentship, supported by the LEGO Foundation and the University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2017. The PhD project will be carried out under the supervision of Dr Jenny Gibson. The successful student will join our team at the research centre for Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL). Jenny's team is currently working on a number of projects including;

The CHIRPP study (Children's Relationships with Peers through Play): a 3 year longitudinal study investigating the links between early peer interactions in playful contexts, theory of mind, emotional competence and language/communication development.

The Hopscotch study (Hi-tech Observation of Playground Social Communication Trajectories in Children): A cross-sectional study using GPS methods and Social Network Analysis to understanding peer relationships in naturalistic play contexts.

Secondary data analysis from MCS and ALSPAC cohorts investigating social and educational outcomes for children with early language delays (in collaboration with Dr. Michelle St. Clair and Dr. Umar Toseeb).

Peer Object interaction with Tangibles (in collaboration with Dr. Will Farr): This is an exploratory study comparing the play behaviour of children with Autism and typically developing children with digitised and non-digitised construction toys.

Funds will cover fees and an annual living stipend.

The Psychology and Education group sits within the Faculty of Education, where we host a state-of-the-art Observation Lab and a database of research participants, as well as testing equipment to support the applicant's research, including video observation hardware and software.

Applying: Applicants should have the equivalent of a very good undergraduate degree as well as a Masters degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education, Speech and Language Therapy, or a closely related subject. A distinction at MSc level is desirable but not required. The successful applicant will have some experience or understanding of conducting research on cognition and language in typically-developing children. A keen interest in working with children/young people, and excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. Due to the nature of the research in our group, strong competence in quantitative methods is also essential. Students should meet University requirements for English. Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Jenny Gibson (jlg53@cam.ac.uk).

Potential students are asked to submit a brief (maximum 2,000 words inc. references) research proposal outlining their key research ideas in the area of childhood social and communication development, with reference to the academic literature and also outlining to how these ideas may fit with the current research in the group. Applicants should also give an indication of the research design considerations that may be relevant. Applicants wishing to focus on the social development of children with developmental language impairments are particularly encouraged to apply.

In order to apply, please send your CV, academic transcripts, and a cover letter outlining your research interests to Emma Rixon (er206@cam.ac.uk). Please also arrange for two academic letters of reference to be emailed directly to Emma before the closing date. We will only be able to consider complete applications. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the closing date of 30th April 2017 at midnight.

We expect to hold interviews in the second week of May (9th or 10th).

Please quote reference JR11776 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 30 April 2017


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