U Cambridge: Senior Research Associate (UK)

“JobSenior Research Associate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 16 February 2020.

The Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) invites applications for a Senior Research Associate from any relevant field of expertise or experience who is best able to contribute to the Centre’s urgent mission. CSER studies global risks, including those that could lead to human extinction or civilisational collapse, develop collaborative strategies to reduce them, and foster a global community of academics, technologists and policy-makers working to safeguard humanity. CSER is interested in applications from candidates who can either contribute to existing strands of work, or who might lead the development of work in additional areas of, or approaches to, such extreme risks.

Cambridge U: Research Associate in Cultural Literacy (UK)

“JobResearch Associate, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK. Deadline: 1 July 2019. Fixed-term position: 1 September 2019-30 April 2021.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.6 FTE) to work on a large-scale EC Horizon 2020 project with ten 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 knowledge 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. In collaboration with the Project Co-ordinator, they will lead on the collection of data in schools for the Cultural Literacy Learning Programme and work with European colleagues to develop consistent coding approaches for the analysis of classroom dialogue and engage in qualitative and quantitative data analysis activities.

NOTE: There is also a related position for Research Assistant through the same project, which is full-time from September 2019 to August 2020, same deadline for applications.

Lancaster U: Research Associate Cinema Memory & Digital Archive (UK)

“JobResearch Associate post on Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive: 1930s Britain and Beyond, University of Lancaster/Stirling University, UK. Deadline: 5 June 2019.

We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Film Studies, Media Studies, English, History or a related discipline in the Humanities and Social Sciences to work on the AHRC-funded project ‘Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive: 1930s Britain and Beyond’ (CMDA). This is a 35-month full-time post.

The project team is Annette Kuhn (QMUL), Richard Rushton (Lancaster University), and Sarah Neely (Stirling University), and the project is based at Lancaster University. Among other things, CMDA will properly organise and store, as well as develop a website for, the ‘Cinema Culture in 1930s Britain’ archive currently stored at Lancaster University Library. The project also involves a number of research and public engagement events relating to archives, cinema memory, and audience research.

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.