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Senior Research Fellow (Fixed term)

University of Nottingham - Education

Location: Nottingham
Salary: £42,155 to £47,423 per annum (pro-rata if applicable)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: SOC535422

Location: Jubilee Campus

Salary: £42,155 to £47,423 per annum (pro-rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience.

Closing Date: Sunday 08 January 2023

The School of Education seeks to appoint a Senior Research Fellow who will be to lead and deliver individual and collaborative research in the project A UK-Wide Investigating Into The Statistical Evidence-Base On Adult Learning And Education (ALE) and to make a contribution to the direction of research programmes in the School of Education connected to this project.

The role will be responsible for generating new intellectual understanding/knowledge through the application of knowledge and for developing ideas for application of research outcomes.

The post holder will sustain and pursue a research plan in connection with statistical evidence in adult learning and education across the 4 UK countries and Ireland. The role holder will be responsible for investigating the lack of consistency of statistical evidence-base across UK; identifying factors that contribute to the decline in ALE in the last 25 years and the similarities and differences in ALE discourses across the nations.

The successful candidate will work closely with Professor John Holford and Dr Sharon Clancy and will have the ability to investigate and devise research methods and approaches, design research strategies, instruments, documents, etc. as well as being able to work in co-operation with other team members, to design research strategy and instruments.

Applicants should also hold a PhD/EdD in Education or Social Sciences.

Hours for the role are full time (36.25 hours) and it will be available on a fixed term basis until 31st December 2024. Job share arrangements may be considered.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Sharon Clancy, email sharon.clancy@nottingham.ac.uk or Professor John Holford, email john.holford@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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