Loughborough U Job Ads: Communication and Interaction (UK)

Job adsThe Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University has 2 jobs to announce. The job title (for both) is Lecturer in Communication and Interaction. Deadline: 3 September 2017.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with research interests that lie in social psychology, or a cognate social science discipline, that bear on communication and social interaction. The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of BSc Social Psychology as well as the development of new MA degree pathways in communication and social interaction.

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in a social science discipline, an active research profile, the clear potential to contribute to the Department’s research culture, a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an HE environment, and to support the University Strategy, Building Excellence. The lectureship will commence as soon as possible following interview.

[NB: “Lecturer” in the UK system is equivalent to the North American “Assistant Professor” position]

Loughborough U PhD Studentship (UK)

Receptionist-led telephone triage in GP Practices: Communication barriers to patient access?
ESRC DTP Joint Studentship in the Midlands Graduate School
Loughborough University and University of Nottingham

The Midlands Graduate School is an accredited Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP), with the first intake of students to begin in October 2017. One of 14 such partnerships in the UK, the Midlands Graduate School is a collaboration between the University of Warwick, Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University and the University of Nottingham. The Midlands Graduate School is now inviting applications for an ESRC Doctoral Joint Studentship between Loughborough University (where the student will be registered) and the University of Nottingham to commence in October 2017.

The project will investigate how receptionist-led triage happens in patients’ telephone calls to GP practices. The study will investigate a corpus of real-time recorded interaction between receptionists and analyse the data using conversation analysis. Analysis might focus on, for instance, what happens when receptionists ask patients to ‘give some idea of what the problem is’, in order to ‘triage’ their needs. Overall, the project will identify troubles that can emerge, as well as practices that work, in enabling patient access to GP services.

Application Process To be considered for this PhD, please complete the Joint Studentship application form available online here. Please include a CV along with two references and email all documents to Dr Bogdana Huma (b.huma AT lboro.ac.uk).

Application deadline is Friday, 17th February 2017

Midlands Graduate School ESRC DTP
Our ESRC studentships cover fees and maintenance stipend and extensive support for research training, as well as research activity support grants. Support is available only to successful applicants who fulfil eligibility criteria. Check your eligibility.

Informal enquiries about the research or the Department of Social Sciences prior to application can be directed to Professor Elizabeth Stokoe (e.h.stokoe AT lboro.ac.uk).

Loughborough U Job Ad: Communication & Social Interaction

Lecturer in Communication and Social Interaction
Loughborough University – School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
Closes: 17th February 2017

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University, part of the School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences. The Department is recognized nationally and internationally for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise.

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates with research interests that lie in social psychology, or a cognate social science discipline, that bear on communication and social interaction. The candidate should have teaching experience and be able to contribute to the delivery and development of BSc Social Psychology as well as the development of new MA degree pathways in communication and social interaction.

Candidates are expected to have: a completed PhD in a social science discipline; an active research profile; the clear potential to contribute to the Department’s research culture; a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an HE environment; and to support the University Strategy, Building Excellence. The lectureship will commence as soon as possible following interview.

Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Carly Butler, Department of Social Sciences, by email at c.w.butler AT lboro.ac.uk

Interviews will be held on 14 March 2017.

Loughborough University job ad (UK)

Lecturer in Social Psychology
Loughborough University – School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences
Closes: 14th September 2015

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Social Psychology group in the interdisciplinary Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University. The Department of Social Sciences is internationally renowned for its excellence in research, teaching and enterprise, and is consistently ranked in research assessments as one of the best social sciences departments in the UK. At the last REF, the Social Psychology group formed an important part of the department’s highly successful submission in the area of Communication, Cultural and Media Studies: no other institution recorded as many world-leading publications in this area as Loughborough. The members of the Social Psychology group have long felt the benefit of being in a long established, intellectually vibrant inter-disciplinary department.

The Social Psychology group are looking for outstanding candidates to apply for a permanent lectureship commencing 4th January 2016. The successful candidate will contribute to the delivery and development of our BPS-accredited BSc degree programmes (Social Psychology, and Psychology with Criminology).

Candidates are expected to have a completed PhD in psychology, an active research profile, the clear potential to contribute to the Department’s research culture, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching in an HE environment. We invite applications from candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following: social psychology; language, discourse and communication; and research methods.

Interviews will be held on 7 October 2015

Loughborough University job ad

Assistant Director (Technology-enhanced Learning)
Loughborough University – Centre for Academic Practice
Salary: £48,743 to £54,841
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Closes: 8th June 2015
Job Ref: REQ15287
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Required to work to foster excellence in learning and teaching through promoting the effective and extensive use of technologies to enhance learning across the University, including Loughborough University in London.

Candidates will have an excellent track record of developing and supporting technology-enhanced learning and of leading and managing teams to successful achievement of their objectives. They will have experience in scholarly inquiry in relation to technology-enhanced learning.

The post holder will play a central role in the senior management team of the Centre for Academic Practice, foster effective team working across all staff in the Centre, inspire colleagues and enhance further the University’s reputation for high quality learning and teaching provision.

Interviews will be held on 1 July 2015.

Please click here for details.

Loughborough U (UK) Research Associate positions

2 Research Associate positions, Screening Socialism, Loughborough University, UK

These are 12 month, full-time Research Associate posts, required to work on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project Screening Socialism: Television and Everyday Life in Socialist Eastern Europe. Key tasks include independent archival research and interviewing in one countries and dissemination of results. Suitable candidates will hold a PhD in a relevant subject or be close to completion, and have the relevant research, analytical and linguistic skills to enable research on one of the former socialist countries: Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Albania.

To apply, follow this link. You will need to search for the position using ‘Research Associate’ and then register to access the on-line form.

Closing date: 1 May 2014.
Interviews will be held on 15 May 2014.
Preferred starting date: 1 August 2014.

For informal queries contact: Dr. Sabina Mihelj, the Principal Investigator of the project.

Screening Socialism is an innovative new research project devoted to researching the history of popular television in socialist Eastern Europe, and its legacy on popular memories of the socialist period. After Stalin’s death, improved provision of consumer goods, increases in leisure time, and a rise in living standards were seen as a means for legitimising socialist rule. Popular television was an important conduit for this privatisation of politics, a space where the social imaginary of the socialist ‘good life’ was shaped and debated. Did socialist television de-politicise socialist culture and undermine public engagement in political processes, or did it succeed in bringing public affairs to a much wider audience? Screening Socialism sets out to find out.