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Research Associate - REAL (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £34,308 to £42,155
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th November 2022
Closes: 11th December 2022
Job Ref: JR34332

The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre within the Faculty of Education wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work on a project that maps research in Sub-Saharan Africa from African-based universities and research institutions, with a focus on foundational literacy and numeracy.

This study is in collaboration with the charity, Education Sub-Saharan Africa (ESSA) with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It will involve the further development of the African Education Research Database, established by the REAL Centre together with ESSA. The postholder will be involved in extending the database to include publications in French, along with more detailed mapping of research on foundational literacy and numeracy. They will also undertake more detailed searches of literature within selected countries in sub-Saharan Africa on this topic. The postholders will provide an analysis of the scope of research in the region/selected countries with a particular focus on foundational literacy and numeracy, and identify gaps for potential future research. They will work under the direction of Professor Pauline Rose in close collaboration with ESSA.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject area (Education, Economics, Sociology or Development Studies, or other area that uses relevant literature and research methods); have excellent research and computer skills in particular for searching and analysis of literature; an ability to critically review reports and other documents, and to prepare drafts of reports emerging from this analysis to a high standard.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the posts please see the Further Particulars.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 August 2024 in the first instance.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and welcome informal queries about the role prior to applying. 

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae, your publications list, and a covering letter identifying how you meet the criteria for the post.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (pmr43@cam.ac.uk).

Please quote reference JR34332 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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