Assistant Professor, Research in Education

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 8 £40,793 – £48,676
18 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School Of Education

Grade 8 £40,793 – £48,676

The School of Education is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor (Research) in Education, fixed term for a period of three years. The post will involve: leading and managing large scale educational evaluation research projects, managing a team of staff across research projects, developing and writing new funding bids for high quality research, and taking responsibility for project finances and quality assurance of research processes and outputs. This is a post based within the Research Hub of the School of Education (RHoSE).

We are looking to appoint an experienced researcher with expertise and experience of using quantitative research methods in large scale projects within the social or health sciences. This post would suit a self-motivated and talented individual who can deliver high-quality research and has a successful record of securing funding for new work, which would build upon the School of Education’s strong research reputation. We would expect the post-holder to have a publication record and to contribute to writing academic papers based on projects from across the team.

The post will involve negotiating with funders and external partners regarding project design, research methodology and funding levels. It will also involve dealing with any problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines in a considered, timely and cost effective manner.

The successful candidate will require strong knowledge and experience of research methodology ideally in the field of education evaluation, and will possess good project management skills as well as successful track record of securing funding for research projects. They will be expected to possess a mature and flexible approach, be able to work independently, prioritising their own workload.

The contract will be full-time and mainly office-based but will involve with some travel including occasional overnight trips.

The post holder is considered to be an independent researcher and research will be focused on research on the University’s ‘Research Track’ career path, which provides clearly defined opportunities for progression against defined criteria.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st May 2019.

Closes midday on : 15-Apr-2019