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Associate Professor - Centre for Education Improvement Science x2

University College London - UCL Institute of Education, Department for Learning and Leadership

Location: London
Salary: £55,266 to £61,181 per annum , inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 12th September 2018
Closes: 13th October 2018
Job Ref: 1745785

The Centre for Education Improvement Science will launch in 2018 with an overarching goal to improve education and learning. Professor Rebecca Allen will lead a multi-disciplinary team who will draw in expertise from across the IOE and wider UCL to conduct world-leading research on how children learn, how teachers can best teach, and on optimal management and oversight of educational institutions.

The Centre for Educational Improvement Science will appoint two Associate Professors to pursue research in fields that are consistent with the strategic mission of the new Centre. These include, but are not limited to, psychology, neuroscience, economics and other applied disciplines in education. The posts are initially fully funded, giving appointees the opportunity to develop their own research agenda, with the expectation that they will apply for external research funding in the future.

The role of Associate Professor in the Centre for Education Improvement Science is to develop a research programme, alongside other colleagues, that contributes to the Centre’s research (nationally and internationally) and is capable of securing large-scale funded research in the future. The duties of the post will include publishing journals, collecting data, and supervision graduate research students in order to pursue the relevant research agenda.

Staffing for the Centre will be fully funded for 5 years in the first instance, with the expectation that it will become self-sustaining over time, via external research funding, and/or enterprise, contribution to teaching and other departmental activities, etc. 

In order to undertake the role the candidate will require a PhD in the relevant discipline and experience designing and implementing large scale research studies. Other essential experience includes producing high quality publications, success in obtaining research grants and quantitative research skills.

UCL vacancy reference: 1745785 

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Professor Rebecca Allen or Katherine Rychliski at:

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59pm.

Interview Date: TBC

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Our department is working towards an Athena SWAN award. We are committed to advancing gender equality within our department.

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