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  • Research Assistant (part-time, fixed-term)

  • Research Assistant/Research Associate (part-time, fixed-term)

  • Teaching Associate (Geography) (part-time, fixed-term)


Research Assistant (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,023-£28,982 p.a., pro rata

Adverbs in spoken language: A corpus-based analysis of learner and native-speaker language and its pedagogical implications

Dr Pascual Pérez-Paredes is looking for a Research Assistant (0.6 fte) to work on the above research project which is funded by the Cambridge Humanities Research Grant scheme.

You will facilitate the analysis of corpus data in the context of the project; assist in language corpus data processing and analysis; assist in literature review analysis; and assist in preparation of a research publication, along with other duties in support of the project.

You will need an undergraduate degree in applied linguistics or related discipline; knowledge of corpus linguistics and language frequency data interpretation, and of applied linguistics and learner language research fundamentals. You will also be able to work independently and will be able to conduct literature review analysis. A knowledge of W-matrix and Sketch Engine is desirable.

For full details of the person specification, and the duties of the post 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/10522. 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.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Pascual Pérez-Paredes (pfp23@cam.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews on 26 or 27 July 2016.

Please quote reference JR09264 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 30 June 2016


Research Assistant/Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,023-£37,768 p.a., pro rata

This part-time (0.4 fte) post is based within the Pedagogy, Language and Culture in Education (PLACE) academic group within the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. The position is to provide research support for an exploration of the contribution of the career of Sir Alec Clegg in promoting high quality primary education with particular reference to the principles and values of education recognised in the Plowden Report (1967). The project will bring together scholars from the field of History of Education and wider disciplines to reassess the value of Sir Alec Clegg's contribution to theories, practices and debates around the meanings and intentions of progressive education. The Research Assistant/Associate will prepare reports drawn from archival investigations that illuminate the contribution of Clegg to 20th century educational policy development.

You will assist in the planning and organisation of three invited seminars designed to engage scholars and practitioners in responding to the archival investigations, as well as specifically working on the various archive collections that exist of Clegg's papers, books, speeches, collections of children's art and writing, Open University course books and films. From these materials, the researcher and project manager will lead the seminars around specific themes. Finally, the researcher and the project manager will draw together a book proposal. All travel and subsistence costs will be met.

You will work with Dr Cathy Burke who is an historian of education. You will, however, be expected to work independently in liaising with project participants as well as planning and carrying out the work in archives.

For full details of the post and person specification, please see the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 10 months 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/10471. 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 made to Dr Cathy Burke (cb552@cam.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews in mid-July 2016.

Please quote reference JR09218 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 30 June 2016


Teaching Associate (Geography) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £31,656 p.a. pro rata

The University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education invites applications for a Teaching Associate post in PGCE Geography (0.6 fte).

The successful applicant will make a significant contribution to teaching, assessing and running the PGCE Geography course. They will also undertake a small amount of supervision and assessment on the Masters course (MEd Researching Practice). Applicants should have a degree in geography, PGCE, Masters in Geography or Education, experience of teaching geography in secondary school and experience of mentoring trainee geography teachers or NQTs.

Full details, including criteria for appointment and details of the application procedure, are available in the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 September 2017 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/10710 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 can be made to Dr Liz Taylor (ejt38@cam.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 25 July 2016.

Please quote reference JR09433 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 14 July 2016


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