Research Fellow - Education

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£30,942 - £42,792
Posted
Sep 30, 2020
Closes
Oct 30, 2020
Ref
146155
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

School of Education

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322. With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year.

Grade 7

Full time

Fixed term contract for up to 12 months

Closing Date: 27th October 2020

Job Purpose

The research fellow will undertake an investigation into the effectiveness of educational responses, using technologies, to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project, Accessible and inclusive education for all, will examine responses across a range of international contexts, including the UK, Europe, Malaysia, the US and Australia, and will evaluate the effectiveness of these responses in relation to pedagogic value; children's learning; teacher and parental satisfaction, inclusion and accessibility and social interactions and relations. The post will be located in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs and will be supervised by Professor Julie Allan. The research will be integrated within the DISN teaching programmes (and potentially across the School) and the postholder will be asked to make some contribution to teaching.

The research fellow will create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within this specific research project.

Summary of Role
  • Work within specific projects and contribute to writing bids
  • Operate within specialism of education
  • Analyse and interpret research findings and results
  • Contribute to generating funding.


Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required
  • Contribute to writing bids for research funding
  • Analyse and interpret data
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to research-informed teaching within the School of Education
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters
  • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research
  • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.


Person Specification
  • First degree in area of specialism and a higher degree (preferably a doctorate) relevant to research area
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader
  • management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly


For further information please contact Professor Julie Allan: J.Allan.1@bham.ac.uk

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