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Research Fellow - LLAKES

University College London - Department of Education, Practice and Society

Location: London
Salary: £35,328 to £42,701 (inclusive of London allowance)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 20th August 2019
Closes: 19th September 2019
Job Ref: 1820309

UCL Institute of Education

Duties and Responsibilities

LLAKES is an interdisciplinary research centre at the Institute of Education, specialising in training and lifelong learning. Professor Francis Green and Professor Andy Green from LLAKES have begun a collaborative project with Professor Johnny Sung from the Institute of Adult Leaning in Singapore, entitled Training, Skills and Skills Utilisation.

The post holder will have knowledge of vocational education and training policy, and with expertise in qualitative research methods, in particular with semi-structured interviews

There are two main parts to the project. Your contributions will be primarily to the second part (entitled “Lifelong Learning Systems and their Effects on Changes in Skills Levels and Distributions during the post-compulsory and adult phases of learning”) and will involve mainly qualitative research and organisational capability. You will work under the supervision of Professor Andy Green in the organisation and conduct of interviews with relevant experts and policy-makers involved in Singapore’s vocational education and training system. 

You will be mainly based in Singapore at the Institute for Adult Learning (IAL), Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS).

Responsibilities will include:

  • Organising and carrying out interviews with Singapore officials and leaders of vocational education and training institutions
    • Conducting relevant literature reviews
  • Contributing to the writing up of the findings
  • Liaising with both the UCL team based in London and with the IAL in Singapore.
  • Making all arrangements for the final conference, and contributing to the presentation of findings in 2020.
  • Undertaking such other duties as may reasonably be requested for the successful completion of the project.

This post is available from 1st November 2019 and is funded for 12 months until 31 October 2020 in the first instance.    

Key Requirements

The successful candidate will have completed or nearly completed a PhD with a firm theoretical foundation in the social sciences, or possess equivalent skills and experience in the conduct of qualitative interviews together with a post-graduate degree. Expertise is required in the conduct of qualitative interviews. It is desirable, though not necessary, that the job-holder will also have some knowledge of the policy and institutional framework for vocational education and training in Singapore.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy, please contact Prof Francis Green,    

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

Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59

Interview date TBC

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

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. 

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