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  • University Lecturer in PGCE English (Secondary)

  • Teaching Associate (Part-time, maternity cover)

  • Research Associate (Part-time, fixed-term)

  • Research Associate (Fixed-term)

  • Administrator - Research Project (Part-time, fixed-term)


University Lecturer in PGCE English (Secondary)

Salary: £39,324-£49,772 p.a.


The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge seeks to appoint a lecturer to the Faculty's Secondary PGCE programme. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Faculty specialising in the field of secondary education. The Faculty has a successful and highly regarded programme of initial teacher education (PGCE) and we are looking for someone who will engage fully in research activities in this area and, specifically, in the teaching and learning of English in secondary schools. The successful candidate will have responsibility for being the subject leader for English within the PGCE Secondary programme. In addition to the main English PGCE teaching duties, the successful candidate will undertake supervision of students on the Master's programme as well as PhD and EdD students.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role, of up to £20,000 for a period of five years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

Candidates will normally hold a doctorate in a relevant field, or be close to completion in their doctoral studies. They will also be developing a record of internationally excellent research in their field. 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.

Candidates will have knowledge of teaching English Literature and Language in secondary schools and experience of mentoring trainee English teachers or newly qualified teachers. They will also normally have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, including contributing to Masters programmes and supervising PhD students.

Please see the further particulars for full details of the duties of the post, and the criteria for appointment.

Previous applicants need not apply.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12835. 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.

We hope to hold interviews during the week beginning 12 June 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Geoff Hayward (gfh22@cam.ac.uk)

Closing date: 05 June 2017


Teaching Associate (Part Time Maternity Cover)

Salary: £32,004 p.a. pro rata

Applications are invited for a 0.5 fte Teaching Associate in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

The Faculty of Education runs a BACP accredited psychotherapeutic counselling programme for working with children and young people. This is a four-year training, which moves through to Masters level and culminates in a Masters research degree. It is integrative in theoretical orientation and there is an emphasis on working with the arts and play. You will contribute to all aspects of the training. The work will involve teaching of theory, development and assessment of practice, supervision of students' research and academic work, and personal tutoring. You will be part of the course team who teach, assess and examine the course.

You will need a professional qualification and accreditation/registration in counselling/ psychotherapy, and a postgraduate qualification in counselling/ psychotherapy, and will have experience of teaching at HE level, and working therapeutically with children.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term until 2 March 2018 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13792. 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 made to Carol Holliday (cah66@cam.ac.uk).

We hope to hold interviews on 20 June 2017.

Closing date: 11 June 2017


Research Associate (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 p. a. pro rata

A Research Associate position (0.8 fte) is available at the Faculty of Education in conjunction with the research project 'Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS)', funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The project is led by the University of Cambridge (PI Wendy Ayres-Bennett), and comprises a team of 13 other Co-Is, 14 postdoctoral researchers and six PhD students who will be based at the University of Cambridge and at the three partner universities, Edinburgh, Nottingham and Queen's Belfast.

MEITS is an exciting multidisciplinary project, which includes six research strands which will explore multilingualism from a range of perspectives. The project has a number of key non-HEI partners and there is an important policy and public engagement dimension to the work. We expect candidates to be open to exploring and developing new interdisciplinary approaches and, if necessary, to learn a new language.

The key aim of this strand of the MEITS project is the charting of the development of multilingual identity and its relationship with attainment. We examine two broad categories of learners engaged in the early stages of formal language learning: monolingual learners (i.e., learners with English only in their linguistic profile) becoming multilingual through the process of acquiring competence in a second language through foreign language learning in the classroom; and multilingual learners (i.e. learners who already know more than one language) extending their linguistic range beyond their initial linguistic profile through acquiring competence in a third or more language through additional language learning in the classroom. We will examine the relationship between the different linguistic profiles of secondary school-aged learners and patterns of progression in academic achievement in general and in the learning of target languages (including French, Spanish, German and Chinese) and in the development of multilingual identity (individuals' explicit understandings of themselves as users of more than one language).

Candidates will have completed (or be about to be awarded) a PhD in a relevant field. For more details of the post and the full person specification, please see the further particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2020 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/13850. 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.

We hope to hold interviews on 29 June 2017.

Informal enquiries about the nature of the role may be made to Dr Linda Fisher, Strand 4 Lead (lgf20@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR12300 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 13 June 2017


Research Associate (Fixed Term)

Salary: £30,175-£38,183 p.a.

The Research For Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre in the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge wishes to appoint a full-time Research Associate to work on a large scale international project "Raising Learning Outcomes for All through Education System Research in Ethiopia" funded as part of a large programme of work on education systems.

The aim of the research is to understand, evaluate and inform the design and implementation of the Government of Ethiopia's national General Education Quality Improvement Package (GEQIP). The postholder is expected to be fully engaged with the research activities of this large scale grant. In particular, the postholder will be responsible for supporting holistically the research needs of the project, from literature review, diagnostic and political economy analysis of the system, analysis of secondary and primary data, preparation of presentations, drafting of blogs, policy briefs and academic papers. The postholder is expected to work collaborative with our Ethiopian and international research partners and undertake trips to Ethiopia for research purposes, including to support the design and piloting of research instruments, site visits, and country engagement meetings with research partners and key policy stakeholders. (S)he will also liaise with team members responsible for quantitative and qualitative analyses and is expected to lead specific research outputs under the direction of Professor Pauline Rose. Under the guidance of the research team and with the support of an administrator, (s)he will also engage with the project management to ensure the timely production of outputs across the team, keeping track of delivery towards these outputs, and contributing to quarterly and annual reporting to the funder.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant quantitative research training and experience. You should also have experience in statistical data preparation and analysis including experience of software packages, with a strong understanding of statistical methods and modelling. Ideally, you would also have understanding and experience of qualitative research, and mixed methods analysis. You should also demonstrate evidence of drafting reports and contributing to writing for publications.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 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/13795. 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.

We hope to hold interviews on 11 July 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk).

Closing date: 26 June 2017


Administrator - Research Project (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £25,298-£29,301 p.a. pro rata

We are looking for an administrator to work four days per week to support our research Centre focusing on education and international development within the Faculty of Education.

You will work with a team based in the UK, Ethiopia, United States and Sweden on a large research project focused in education system reform to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia. You will play a crucial part in the management and co-ordination of the project, and ensure the day-to-day smooth running of the work. You will keep track of progress on the project across the different team members according to an agreed workplan, and prepare quarterly narrative and financial reports to the funder. You will also organise meetings of the international research team, including arranging travel, accommodation and provide other forms of support to team members. You will also support the outreach of the project, including through the organisation of seminars and events, as well as other forms of publicity, as required.

Information about the REAL Centre can be found here: http://www.educ.cam.ac.uk/centres/real/

Our ideal candidate will be educated to at least A-level standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages and social media. You will need to be able to prioritise your own workload, and will have a very good standard of inter-personal skills with the ability to relate to people from a diversity of cultures and across a range of professional roles. You should also have proven experience in writing reports to funders, and maintaining budgets for projects. Previous administrative experience will be essential which you will preferably have gained in an academic environment.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/13791/ 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.

We hope to hold interviews between 6-12 July 2017.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk) or Dr Ricardo Sabates (rs867@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR12247 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 25 June 2017


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