Senior Researcher in Education and Children's Social Care and Deputy Director, Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education

University of Oxford - Department of Education

The Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education at the Department of Education, wishes to appoint a Senior Researcher and Deputy Director with a background in education to lead the newly established Alex Timpson Attachment and Trauma Programme in Schools, as well as provide strategic leadership and management within a rapidly expanding research centre.

The successful candidate will hold a relevant PhD/DPhil with post-qualification research experience in a field related to education. You will have research experience in education, with expertise in the use of both qualitative and quantitative research methods. Experience of working in schools is essential. You will be able to work independently and as part of a growing team. Ability to prioritise workload and adapt positively and flexibly to changing needs is essential.

As Deputy Director, you will work with the Director to foster a culture of excellence in research within the centre; contribute to the development and implementation of the Centre’s research strategy, including attracting external funding; develop structures and processes that support and foster the career development of research staff. Dissemination and impact are crucial to the work of the centre. You will lead by example publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals and presenting at international conferences, as well as engaging in relevant knowledge exchange activities. You will be a confident communicator possessing strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with and influence a diverse range of people.

The post is full-time, fixed-term until 30 June 2022 based at the Department of Education in Norham Gardens, Oxford.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 9 May 2018 will be considered. Interviews are expected to be held as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing Date: 09-MAY-2018 12:00

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