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  • University Lecturer in Second Language Education

  • Receptionist (maternity cover)

  • NRICH Programme Director (fixed-term)

  • Reader in Education


University Lecturer in Second Language 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 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 be expected to make a significant research contribution, to teach within at least one, and normally two or more, of the Faculty's programmes including within its Masters portfolio, and to supervise research students.

The successful candidate will work closely with the team of colleagues in the Faculty specialising in the field of second or foreign language education. We are looking for someone who will engage fully in research activities in this field. The Second Language Education Group (SLEG) constitutes a strong research community in the Faculty and is involved in different interdisciplinary initiatives within the university and beyond. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to strengthening the international profile of research within the Faculty. The main teaching duties connected with this post are teaching and supervision of full- and part-time students on the Research in Second Language Education (RSLE) Master's course (which focuses on cognitive, pedagogical, policy and social dimensions of second/foreign language education) as well as supervision of PhD students in related areas. The Faculty has a very successful programme of initial teacher education in the field of modern languages. There will also be opportunities for contribute to work in this area (either at Primary or Secondary school level depending on the candidate's knowledge and experience).

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 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 post is available from 1 October 2015.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5819 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 Dr Michael Evans (mje1000@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR05035 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 09 March 2015


Receptionist (Temporary Maternity Cover)

Salary: £16,131-£18,549 p.a.

We are looking for a Receptionist to join our Facilities team. Your duties will include greeting visitors and students, handling incoming phone calls and sorting and distributing post, monitoring stationery supplies, photocopying, and some word processing. Reception is the first point of contact for students and visitors, and a friendly and flexible approach and good communication skills are essential. You will also use the Faculty's computerised room booking system, so confidence and familiarity with IT is essential.

The Faculty offers a stimulating and friendly working environment. The building in which Reception is located is bright and airy with an excellent range of facilities for staff, including a cafeteria.

Maternity cover: This post is fixed-term until 24 December 2015 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/5956/ 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 should be made to Patrick Boydell (pb502@cam.ac.uk)

Please quote reference JR05148 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Closing date: 08 March 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 day-to-day project management and administration; project planning and development; and overseeing and contributing to the development of content for the NRICH website and the delivery of professional development for teachers. The NRICH Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining links with key organisations and the wider educational community, and plays a key 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; a Masters or doctoral qualification in mathematics, mathematics education or a closely related subject would be an advantage; a teaching qualification and substantial mathematics teaching experience, together with a thorough knowledge of the UK school system, including educational administration and assessment procedures; considerable prior experience of creating mathematics enrichment resources and mathematics teaching and learning materials; considerable prior 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. An important part of the role involves building strong working relationships within the University and externally.

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.

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/6102/ 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 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: 26 March 2015


Reader in Education

Salary: £56,482 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:  31 March 2015


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