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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Cambridge Teacher Research Exchange (CamTREE)

University of Cambridge - Cambridge Teacher Research Exchange (CamTREE) - Hughes Hall

Location: Cambridge, Work from home
Salary: Grade 7 Point 41 (£32,816 FTE) - 45 (£36,914 FTE) (pro rata for part time) depending on experience
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd September 2021
Closes: 1st October 2021

Post Graduate Research Assistant: Cambridge Teacher Research Exchange (CamTREE)

Location

Hughes Hall, Cambridge CB1 2EW – you will be following an ‘agile’ approach with a blend of on-site working and remote.

Reporting to

CamTREE Managing Director

Contract Type

Permanent, subject to a continuing funding stream

Probation Period

Six months

Salary Range

Grade 7 Point 41 (£32,816 FTE) - 45 (£36,914 FTE) (pro rata for part time) depending on experience

Full time/part time

Part time, 60% full time equivalent based on a 37.5 hour week

Hours of Work

22.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.  Flexible working arrangements including a blended approach of onsite and remote working will be considered.

Annual Leave

Annual paid leave of 25 days FTE plus public holidays.   Pro rata for part time members of staff.

Pension Eligibility

The College offers membership of a contributory pension scheme.  Subject to your age and earnings level, you may be eligible for auto-enrolment into the scheme and you have the right to opt out at any time.

Summary

We are looking for a Post Graduate Research Assistant to help us set up and lead an exciting, innovative new global web platform that is: an active education community; a publisher of high-quality, ‘close to practice’ research conducted by educational practitioners themselves; a research training and support hub; and a forge for policy-ideas. CamTREE is the first such initiative of its kind and aims to be world leading in improving practices and systems across educational levels.

CamTREE has four goals: to (i) collect, curate, promote and publish high-quality, ‘close-to-practice’ research amongst a (ii) growing international community of CamTREE practitioner-researchers; (iii) provide training and support for classroom and school-based research-led improvement and leadership; (iv) synthesise and publish reviews from CamTREE’s research database; and (v) host bespoke CamTREE domain community services to educational systems worldwide.

Based in the Digital Education Futures Initiative at Hughes Hall’s Bridge for research and practice, you will work with the Managing Director to create and grow the CamTREE platform, products and services.

Your experience

You will be driven in pursuit of excellence with an eye for detail and a relentless focus on using practitioner research evidence to improve learning and to develop educational leadership capacity. You will believe in the importance of quality education and outcomes for all learners everywhere. Experience of work in an educational setting would be an advantage. You will be able to empathise with, inspire, and support others in carrying out and reporting practitioner research and to support the development of the CamTREE online practitioner research community. You will be a strong team player in a brand-new venture where every day the team’s work is critical

The post is offered initially for 3 years fixed term. External funding has been secured which funds a proportion of costs for CamTREE for an initial three years, extendable up to 10 years. Further funding is being sought.

Further details about the post, selection criteria and application process can be found here https://www.hughes.cam.ac.uk/about/vacancies/

The application deadline is 12 midday (GMT) Friday 1st October.

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