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Reader in Education

Salary: £58,172 p.a.

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge is seeking to appoint an innovative, research-active Reader to join this leading international centre of educational research and teacher development.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a research-active educator to join a leading national and international centre for educational research, teacher development, and the study of education. The successful candidate will be expected to support further development of the Faculty's outstanding programmes of collaborative work with practitioners, professional leaders, and policy-makers, to develop research-informed policy and practice, and to influence and interpret national and international agendas for development. Actively investigating funding opportunities, and submitting research grant applications, you will contribute to the Faculty's teaching and research related to one or more of the following areas: education policy, international education, education leadership, school and organisational improvement, or student voice. We would particularly welcome applications from researchers with experience of mixed methods and/or research interests in national or international education policy. You will also participate in relevant committees within the Faculty.

The Faculty of Education 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.

Applicants should have a doctorate (or equivalent qualification) and a record of internationally recognised excellent research. 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. You will have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, including contributing to Masters programmes and supervising PhD students.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

For further information, 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/5818. 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 the Head of Faculty, Professor Geoff Hayward, (gfh22@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR05034 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date extended to:  10 April 2015


Research Associate (Dialogic Teaching) x 2 (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £28,695-£37,394 p.a. pro rata

We wish to appoint two Research Associates (0.6 fte each) to an ESRC-funded project entitled 'Classroom dialogue: Does it really make a difference for student learning?'

One post will be for 27 months, from 1 June 2015. The second will be for 21 months, from 1 September 2015.

The aim of the project is to establish whether or not a highly interactive, 'dialogic' approach to teaching helps to improve the quality of primary school children's participation in classroom education, their attainment in curriculum subjects, and their attitudes to schooling. In pursuit of this aim, observational data will be gathered in Year 6 classrooms in schools in southeast England.

Applicants must hold (or have submitted) a PhD in Education, Psychology or another relevant subject, and have relevant research training and experience.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for these two posts are available for 21 and 27 months 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/6546. 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 about the post can be addressed to Professor Christine Howe (cjh82@cam.ac.uk), Dr Sara Hennessy (sch30@cam.ac.uk), or Professor Neil Mercer (nmm31@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR05679 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

We hope to hold interviews on Friday 24 April 2015.

Closing date: 07 April 2015


School Placement Coordinator (Part Time 0.8 fte, Fixed Term)

Salary: £24,775-£28,695 p.a. pro rata

The Faculty of Education is seeking someone with good organisational and communication skills to undertake the arrangements for school placements for Primary PGCE trainees. The range of duties includes visiting and contacting schools to find placements, matching the placements to students, communicating with students, schools and Faculty staff and responding to changes in circumstances as they arise. The school placement workload associated with this post will vary throughout the academic year with particularly busy times in June, July and September and the role holder with be expected to be flexible in their approach and to take on wider administrative duties associated with the Primary PGCE course at other times of the year. The person appointed will either have had experience in a similar role or will have experience or knowledge of primary schools, a good general education a working knowledge of Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Access and the ability to deal with a wide range of people, including staff, school colleagues and students.

For full details of the post and criteria for appointment, please see the further particulars.

Fixed-term: This post is available until 30 September 2016 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6375/ 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.

For informal enquiries about the post, please contact Jane Warwick (jw322@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR05525 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 10 April 2015


Administrator (REAL Centre) (Part Time, Fixed Term)

Salary: £24,775-£28,695 p.a. pro rata

The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge

We are looking for an administrator (0.5 fte) to the newly established research Centre focusing on education and international development within the Faculty of Education. You will play a crucial part in establishing the Centre, and the management and co-ordination of its work, and ensure the day to day smooth running of the office. The Centre's staff are actively engaged in research projects related to addressing education inequalities in access and learning in collaboration with partners primarily based in countries in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Dimensions of the role include to support the new Centre through fundraising and outreach, as well as to support existing research projects associated with the Centre which currently total up to around £1 million per annum. You will monitor and provide statements of expenditure on a regular basis to enable the Director and the project leaders to produce budget projections.

The Centre collaborates with NGOs, ministries, aid donors and academic institutions in countries primarily in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa and you will play a key part in handling these external relations, as well as supporting Centre staff in planning and organising their international research visits, as well as for Visiting Scholars to the Centre.

Our ideal candidate will be educated to A-level standard, and will be highly competent in standard software packages. 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. Previous administrative experience will be essential which you will preferably have gained in an academic environment.

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 30 December 2016 in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/6347/ 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 about the post can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk)

We hope to hold interviews for the post during the week commencing 27 April 2015.

Please quote reference JR05571 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 14 April 2015


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