Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Exeter
Exeter, GB
1m ago

The College of Social Sciences and International Studies

This full-time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31st May 2022

The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a research project focused on implementation in education.

This Education Endowment Foundation funded post is available from 2nd August 2021 to 31st May 2022.

The project aims to develop a rich understanding of effective implementation in English schools, integrating the best available international research evidence with insights on current implementation practices in schools.

It will be used by the funder to inform an update to the guidance report, Putting Evidence to Work A School’s Guide to Implementation.

The successful applicant will be involved in both evidence synthesis and primary research with school leaders. The research project will conceptualise school implementation, explore schools’ experiences of this, map the evidence in this area and complete a systematic review focused on agreed areas of interest.

About you

The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, and communicate complex information, orally, in writing.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD ( or be nearing completion ) or possess an equivalent qualification / experience in a related field of study and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.

Applicants will be able to :

  • Work with the project team in the Graduate School of Education, College of Medicine and Health, and experts from the Universities of Plymouth and Cardiff.
  • Collaborate with other research associates working on the project.
  • Read and synthesise research relating to implementation science as a field.
  • Undertake research activity involved in systematic review work (including study selection, data extraction, quality appraisal, synthesis)
  • Collect and analyse data from school leaders about their understanding of implementation and experience of implementation practices.
  • Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the attachment above.

    The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university in the top 200 of universities worldwide. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

    Located within the wider College of Social Sciences and International Studies the Graduate School of Education (GSE) is one of the UK's leading centres for educational research and teaching.

    GSE was ranked as a top ten institution (THES) in the 2014 REF.

    What we can offer you

  • Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research;
  • Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly
  • Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career
  • A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy
  • A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon
  • Further Information

    The closing date for completed applications is 23rd July 2021.

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