ST MARYS UNIVERSITY, TWICKENHAM

Postdoctoral Researcher in Education

Location
Twickenham, London
Salary
£29,515 per annum
Posted
29 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults
 
Reports To: Director of the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults
Responsible for: Contributing to research, publishing, obtaining research grants, building external partnerships, public engagement and teaching within the Centre
Salary: £29,515 per annum (Band G, Spine Point 26
Annual Leave: 35 days per annum 
Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Term: 1 year (with a possible 1 year extension) 
 

Established in 1850, St Mary’s University, Twickenham (London) has a strong reputation for teaching excellence and a student-centred approach. It also has a vibrant and growing research culture.

Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults

Based in the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, the new Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults has a distinct focus on the education of children and young adults who are not well-served by existing formal and traditional forms of education both in the UK and globally.

The Centre aims to combine innovative and world-class research with practical engagement and social impact. It is intended that the research of the Centre will contribute to academic literature, inform debate, improve education practice and influence public policy.

Job Role

The role of the post-holder will be to contribute to the work of the Centre. This will include undertaking and publishing research of the highest quality, assisting with applications for research grants/funding, building and managing relationships with external partners and public engagement. The position will also involve some teaching and supervision of students.

It is expected that the post-holder will have (or be close to completing) a PhD in a subject related to the education of children and young adults in developing countries and/or societies affected by conflict. Conversely, the successful candidate may have undertaken research in this field following the completion of their PhD.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate, dynamic and highly-motivated individual to have input into the foundations of a new research centre and to gain a variety of professional experiences.

Please note that as the post-holder may be working directly with children, they will need to apply for a DBS clearance.

For further information about the role and for details of how to apply, please click here 

The closing date for applications is 7 January 2019.

Interviews are likely to be held week beginning 14 January 2019.