Research Assistant/Associate in Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence for Refugee Professionals – B89444R. The post will be based in the Applied Linguistics and Communication section of the School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences at Newcastle University. Closes: 30th October 2017
You will play a central role in the success of an Erasmus+ Higher Education project on developing professional intercultural communication competence among refugees. You will contribute to research design, data collection and analysis, and liaison with project partners and participants in the UK, Austria and the Netherlands, including refugees and language teachers working with them. You will also contribute to project administration and management, under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator, and to the writing of project materials and research reports and peer-reviewed publications, as well as to dissemination of the project at seminars and conferences.
For this role we are seeking an experienced and professional researcher who will be a subject specialist in the area of education and intercultural communication. You will also have a good knowledge of mixed methods research approaches.
A good Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (education, applied linguistics, languages) is essential, as is good knowledge of the fields of intercultural communication and language pedagogy. A PhD or equivalent significant relevant experience (either completed or close to completion) in a relevant discipline (for example, education, applied linguistics, modern languages, technology) is desirable.
You will be expected to take significant initiative in their work and to work closely with the Principal Investigator over the details of the project. You will also contribute, where practical, to teaching and teacher training related to professional intercultural communication competence.
The post is fixed term to 31.8.2019, and will be part-time at 40% FTE.