Research Fellow, LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion)

Canterbury, Kent (GB)
13 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
12 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Fellow, LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion)

Reference Number   EDU1169  
Campus Base         Canterbury  
Department             Faculty Office - Education  
Salary Range          £29,301 - £31,076 p/a
Hours / FTE            1.0 FTE
Closing date for applications     10 Apr 2017 

EDU1169: Closing date for applications: Monday 10th March 2017 


The LASAR (Learning about Science and Religion) Project is a research and dissemination project which investigates how themes bridging science and religion are managed in schools and then designs strategies to address the issues we uncover.

The Role

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join LASAR, a research and dissemination enterprise that seeks to discover and extend school students’ reasoning about ‘big questions’ that bridge science and religion (see The post holder will be responsible for developing research questions, instruments, conducting data gathering, co authoring publications, creating and conducting workshops for students and for teachers in schools. The post is based in the Research and Knowledge Exchange team in the Faculty of Education. 

Reporting to the LASAR Principal Investigator, your responsibilities will include helping to develop research proposals, preparing literature reviews for publication, designing instruments, conducting interviews and workshops in schools with students and teachers, carrying out analysis of data, preparing and delivering conference papers. 


You will have a demonstrable interest in the relationships between science and religion and an enthusiasm for research in this area and particularly for discovering children’s developing ideas, a familiarity with schools and/or children’s developing understanding of the world. You will have demonstrable research, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. You will enjoy working in a team and juggling several schedules and activities at a time. You will have experience with a range of computer applications including SPSS, endnote, Word and PowerPoint to enable you to analyse data and produce materials for dissemination. 

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is located in the world famous Cathedral city amongst stunning history and heritage. Canterbury is a thriving international destination, with many students and staff choosing to study and work here, making this historic, cosmopolitan city vibrant and culturally diverse.

Our staff enjoy competitive salaries and a great working environment with a number of benefits ranging from the occupational pension scheme to use of the University’s facilities including the library and fitness centre. We are strongly committed to equality and recognise the value of a diverse workforce. 

We offer generous holiday entitlements plus eight bank and public holidays, as well as discretionary days over the Christmas period.

Travel to and from schools will be a necessary requirement of this role.

This post is fixed term until 31st July 2018. 

How to apply 

Start date for applications:             Monday 13th March 2017
Closing date for applications:        Monday 10th April 2017
Interviews are to be held:              Monday 24th April 2017

To apply online, please click the ‘Apply for this job’ button below. 

For posts of this nature you will be required to fill in the main details section as well as upload your CV, covering letter and any supporting documents. 

If you require further information regarding the application process please contact the Recruitment Team at quoting reference number EDU1169. Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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