|Salary:||£32,348 to £42,155 per annum, pro rata|
|Placed On:||7th February 2023|
|Closes:||20th February 2023|
The role is for 4 days a week (0.8FTE) for 36 months. Working arrangements will be discussed with the successful candidate.
We are looking for a Research Fellow to work on a vital strand of new EU funded project (MEGASKILLS), which is focused on exploring and developing new ways to develop transversal skills for the 21st century. Led by Professor Chris Brown, this aspect of the project will involve an extensive literature and policy review in order to: 1) identify the key transversal skills required by society and the economy in the 21st century; and 2) produce a unified comprehensive taxonomy of transversal skills- including their definitions, levels and rubrics, as well as models for measuring such skills. These outputs will feed into a further strand of the MEGASKILLS project, which will examine how transversal skills can be developed/evaluated through gaming/video games (using machine learning); and explore how include video game-related soft skills development can become a core component of educational programme design (including the design of formal education and of professional development), and how this can achieved via the use of micro credentials and block chain technology).
This interdisciplinary project will contribute to a more rounded and in-depth understanding of soft skills and the role of video games in developing such skills at a European level. The successful candidate will work closely with Professor Brown and with other project investigators, based across Europe.
Applicants must have, or will shortly obtain, a PhD in a relevant social sciences field (education, social policy, sociology, psychology). They should also have had experience of conducting high-quality systematic literature reviews, and be confident reviewing papers from different theoretical and methodological perspectives.
Training will be provided for each aspect of the study. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to present at conferences and to contribute to journal articles and research reports.
The proposed start date is February 2023, depending on the successful candidate’s availability.
If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411). Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£32,348).
Informal enquiries about the post are welcomed. Please contact Professor Chris Brown by email: email@example.com
Interview Date: TBC.
Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.
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