U Cambridge Job Ad: Research Associate in Multilingualism (UK)

Job adsResearch Associate: Multilingualism, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 9 September 2018.

A full-time Research Associate position is available at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the research project Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies (MEITS), funded by the AHRC under the Open World Research Initiative to promote modern languages in the UK. The post is 12 months in the first instance, available from 1 January 2019.

U Cambridge Job Ad: Research Associate (UK)

Job adsResearch Associate, Dialogue and Argumentation for Cultural Literacy Learning in Schools (DIALLS), Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge. Deadline: 20 June 2018.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.6 fte) to work on a new large-scale EC Horizon 2020 project with nine partners, led by Dr Fiona Maine. The project works in schools across Europe to support the development of young people’s cultural literacy, which is defined as a set of competences and dispositions moving beyond understanding of European culture into an awareness of one’s own cultural identities and those of others.  It will work with teachers from primary and secondary schools to develop a programme of cultural literacy learning, focusing on the development of dialogue and argumentation as children read and respond to visual narratives of European origin.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children and young people in schools, recording and analysing classroom discussions, particularly focusing on dialogue. They will provide support to European colleagues in the development of a Cultural Analysis Framework to enable the selection of cultural texts for the project and help recruit and work with suitable participants to develop a Cultural Literacy Learning Programme, whilst leading on the collection of data in schools. The successful candidate will also work with a European team to develop and apply consistent coding approaches for the analysis of classroom dialogue.

U Cambridge Job Ad: Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (UK)

Research Associate (Full-time, fixed-term) or Senior Research Associate (Part-time, fixed-term)
University of Cambridge

We wish to appoint a full-time Research Associate or a part-time (0.7 FTE) Senior Research Associate to support and develop the research of the Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) at the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge.

The appointed researcher will work closely with Professor Rupert Wegerif to develop the research base of dialogic education at Cambridge, with particular interests in dialogic education with technology, global dialogue for peace, and classroom dialogue. A key part of the work will be pro-actively seeking funding and bid writing. In addition there will be writing articles for high impact journals and practitioner journals, and working to organise research events and animate a research community which is both local and international. You will help to develop and seek funding for projects assessing group thinking. You will also develop and seek funding for projects using the internet to promote and sustain international dialogue.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant qualitative and quantitative research training and experience. You should have a good understanding of dialogic education and some experience of related research. You should also demonstrate evidence of contributing to the development of bids and of writing for publication. For appointment as a Senior Research Associate you will have substantial experience as a Research Associate, along with proven ability to manage research groups and projects, and evidence of successful bids for research funding.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.