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Schools Liaison Coordinator (Fixed Term)

Salary: £24,775-£28,695 p.a.

The Faculty of Education is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and confident person, with excellent inter-personal skills, to review and promote relations between the Faculty of Education and its partnership schools, and to promote the Faculty's programmes particularly to under-represented groups. The successful applicant will ideally have had some experience of publicity and/or promotions within an educational field and of liaising with outside organisations. Evenings and weekend work will be occasionally required.

For full details of the post and criteria for appointment, please see the Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 29 September 2017 in the first instance.

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/6424/ 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.

Please quote reference JR05572 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 26 April 2015


NRICH Primary Co-ordinator (Fixed Term) (Full- or part-time)

Salary: £38,511-£48,743 p.a. (pro rata for a part-time post)

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a joint Primary Co-ordinator to join the NRICH mathematics project (http://nrich.maths.org), taking lead responsibility for primary mathematics professional development provision.

NRICH is a successful and vibrant project, supporting teachers and students nationally and internationally. NRICH offers rich online mathematical resources for teachers and learners from Early Years to Key Stage 5, and support and professional development for teachers. The NRICH website currently attracts more than 6 million visits and around 30 million pageviews per year and the NRICH team also works with thousands of teachers and pupils each year through face-to-face activities.

The role of NRICH Primary Co-ordinator is shared across two posts. Together, the Primary Co-ordinators are responsible for the strategic development of the primary-level content of the NRICH website and NRICH's primary-level CPD, planning and developing mathematical material and activities as appropriate, in line with changing national educational priorities and with the aims of the project.

This appointee will take the lead responsibility for the primary CPD strand of the project, developing and leading teacher professional development provision, and occasional primary pupil workshops and masterclasses.

The successful candidate will have at least a first degree or equivalent in mathematics or a closely related subject; substantial primary school teaching experience; a thorough knowledge of the UK primary education system; prior experience of developing and delivering primary mathematics professional development, preferably to a range of audiences; an understanding of models of effective CPD and their application to the mathematics education landscape to bring about change; and a demonstrable interest in, and experience of, investigative and problem-solving approaches to maths education. Excellent communication, presentation, organisational and IT skills are essential; the post holder will represent NRICH in a wide range of contexts and must be a convincing and articulate ambassador for the project.

NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org), involving staff employed by both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics. The post is held within the Faculty of Education but physically based with the NRICH team in the Faculty of Mathematics in central Cambridge. While some CPD events are held in Cambridge, the majority of NRICH's primary-level professional development takes place in schools, at conferences and other external venues. The role therefore involves frequent travel to schools, conferences and other venues nationally, and occasionally internationally.

For full information please see the further particulars for the post.

The appointment would ideally be offered as a full-time post, but a part-time appointment (either 0.8 or 0.6 fte, with a pro rata salary) would be considered.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2016 in the first instance.

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 and to view further information about the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6744. 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 Liz Woodham, NRICH Primary Co-ordinator (emp1001@cam.ac.uk or 01223 761328) or Julia Hawkins, MMP Deputy Director (email jemh4@cam.ac.uk or phone 01223 766692).

Please quote reference JR05860 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 05 May 2015


NRICH Programme Director (Fixed Term)

Salary: £51,702-£54,841 p.a.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a full-time Director of the very high-profile NRICH mathematics project (http://nrich.maths.org)

NRICH is a successful and vibrant project, supporting teachers and students nationally and internationally. NRICH offers rich online mathematical resources for teachers and learners from Early Years to Key Stage 5, and support and professional development for teachers. The NRICH website currently attracts more than 6 million visits and around 30 million pageviews per year and the NRICH team also works with thousands of teachers and pupils each year through face-to-face activities.

The Director is responsible for the strategic and day-to-day management of the project and leading the exceptional NRICH team. Responsibilities include overseeing and contributing to the development of content for the NRICH website and the delivery of professional development for teachers; day-to-day project management and administration; and project planning and development. The NRICH Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining strong working relationships with key organisations and with the wider educational community, and plays a pivotal role in helping the project contribute to the national mathematics education agenda.

The successful candidate will share NRICH's vision of mathematics as a rich, creative subject. They will have a first degree in mathematics or a closely related subject; substantial mathematics teaching experience in primary or secondary schools, together with a thorough knowledge of the UK education system, including educational administration and assessment procedures; substantial experience of creating mathematics enrichment resources and mathematics teaching and learning materials; considerable experience in the development and delivery of professional development for teachers; excellent leadership and teamwork skills; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a demonstrable interest in the use of the internet and new technologies in education.

NRICH is part of the Millennium Mathematics Project (maths.org), involving staff employed by both the Faculty of Education and the Faculty of Mathematics. The post is held within the Faculty of Education but physically based in the Faculty of Mathematics in central Cambridge.

Some travel to schools, conferences and other venues nationally and internationally will be required.

For full information please see the further particulars for the post.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of extension if further funding is secured.

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 and to view further information about the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6102. 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 Charlie Gilderdale, NRICH Secondary Co-ordinator (email cfg21@cam.ac.uk or phone 01223 764246) or Julia Hawkins, MMP Deputy Director (email jemh4@cam.ac.uk or phone 01223 766692

Please quote reference JR05278 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 06 May 2015


PhD Studentship in Psychology and Education (Fixed Term)

PhD Studentship: Understanding the underlying neurocognitive processes involved in children's playful behaviour.

We invite outstanding applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship, supported by the LEGO Foundation and the University of Cambridge, commencing in October 2015. The PhD project will focus on understanding the underlying neurocognitive processes involved in children's playful behaviour and will be carried out under the supervision of Drs Jenny Gibson and David Whitebread. The successful student will join our team at the new centre for research on Play in Education, Development and Learning (PEDaL). Funds will cover all university and college fees, research expenses 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.

Applicants should have the equivalent of a very good undergraduate degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Education 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 in typically-developing children. A keen interest in working with young children, and excellent communication and organisational skills are essential. Due to the nature of the project, strong competence in quantitative methods is also essential. All applicants need to meet University requirements for English.

Please note that this is a funded project with specified aims, so you will not need to submit a research proposal as supporting documentation. Instead we ask you to submit a 1,500 word statement of your research interests, including your previous experience and future aspirations, explaining why you would like to undertake a PhD examining the cognitive processes underlying playfulness in early childhood.

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 Monday 11 May 2015 at midnight. We expect to hold interviews on the morning of Tuesday 26 May 2015.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Jenny Gibson (jlg53@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR05900 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 11 May 2015


University Lecturer in Education

Salary: £38,511-£48,743 p.a.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint an innovative, research-active lecturer in Education to join this leading international centre of educational research and teaching. The Faculty which is based in central Cambridge is committed to the highest standards of research and teaching 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 candidate will work closely with the team of colleagues in the Educational Leadership, Policy, Evaluation and Change group (ELPEC); in addition to research expertise and agendas in one or more of the areas covered by the group, candidates are expected to have a strong grounding in research methods and preferably a quantitative orientation. He/she will be expected to contribute to the work of the reconfigured ELPEC group as well as strengthening the international profile of research within the Faculty. The post will mainly involve the teaching and supervision of full- and part-time Masters students as well as the supervision of PhD and EdD students.

Applicants should have a doctorate (or equivalent qualification); a record of internationally excellent research; relevant experience of working with postgraduate students. Contributions to excellence in research will be judged through peer-reviewed publications and other activities of a kind and quality that meet international standards as assessed in national research assessment exercises.

This permanent established post is available from 1 October 2015.

For full details, please see the Further Particulars.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:
http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6700. 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 should be directed to Professor Anna Vignoles (av404@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR05822 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 21 May 2015


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