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  • Research Associate (part-time, 0.4 fte, fixed-term)

    Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

    Salary: £28,982-£37,768 p.a. pro rata

    We wish to appoint a part-time (0.4 fte) Research Associate to an ESRC-DFID-funded project entitled 'Teaching Effectively All Children (TEACh) in India and Pakistan'.

    The project aims to identify strategies to raise learning outcomes for all children, regardless of their background. It is widely recognized that teachers are central to a child's educational experience. Yet, in low income countries, disadvantaged learners often face poor quality teaching: many teachers are recruited without having a basic subject knowledge themselves, receive inadequate training with limited attention to strategies to support children from diverse backgrounds, and weak incentives and poor teacher governance can lead to low motivation and high levels of teacher absenteeism. The research will, therefore identify which aspects of teaching are most important for improving all children's learning, and so inform governments on the strategies needed to support children who face multiple disadvantages. The research will aim to make an important contribution in particular to how measures of learning need to be enriched to include children with disabilities.

    You will be reviewing literature and supporting the design and analysis of the research for the project (particularly for the in-school qualitative research component), and also support the overall management of the project.

    Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant research training and experience. You should have an interest in classroom-based research in diverse settings. You will also have a track record of undertaking research literature reviews for projects and hands on research experience of qualitative methods, together with a firm understanding of quantitative methods.

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

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

    To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: 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 Pauline Rose (

    We hope to hold interviews in the second half of June 2016.

    Please quote reference JR09145 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

    Closing date: 09 June 2016

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