research fellow position now advertised

Reference: SOC232215
Closing Date: Friday, 4th September 2015
Salary £25513 to £33242 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance.

Applications are invited for the above post based within the School of Education at the University’s Jubilee Campus. The successful candidate will support a ground-breaking longitudinal cohort study based in 30 secondary schools with diverse populations in city, regional and rural locations across England. Funded by Arts Council England, and working in close partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company Education and the Tate Learning teams, the project tracks the arts learning of secondary school teachers and their students over three years. In particular, the research focuses on the contribution that cultural organisations can make to teachers’ professional development and to students’ learning and engagement in the arts and cultural activities.

Candidates should hold a PhD, or be close to completion of a PhD, in a relevant subject area (i.e. education, performing or visual arts). Experience of researching learning in an educational or community settings is also essential.

This full-time post is available for an immediate start and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2018.

Interview date: 14 September 2015.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Pat Thomson: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Further information is available on the university website.

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