|Salary:||£30,487 to £36,024 per annum (Grade 6) Depending on experience|
|Placed On:||20th November 2023|
|Closes:||4th December 2023|
This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.
The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is seeking a Research Assistant to provide input, guidance and support for a range of research projects related to the student experience – both academic and co-curricular.
The research assistant will work within the LITE team to provide support to colleagues carrying out scholarly activity related to teaching and learning. The role will primarily provide research support to LITE fellows who are investigating a range of topics related to teaching and learning and student experience. We support LITE-funded researchers who propose their own research project and commissioned researchers; this is where funding for the role is provided by another department such as Educational Engagement or the Digital Education Service. The commissioner will then provide the research topic to investigate areas related to their strategic priorities. Recent commissioned fellowships have focussed on topics including student belonging, assessment and digital practice.
The role will involve working with fellows in an advisory role, offering advice and guidance on aspects such as research design, data gathering techniques and pathways to impact as well as contributing to the research e.g. review of literature, facilitation of focus group discussions or conducting analyses.
The role will also work with colleagues across the University to support campus-wide initiatives such as evaluation projects or information-gathering exercises.
Scholarship of teaching and learning often takes a mixed-method approach to exploring the topic. We are therefore seeking a Research Assistant who can apply their own skills and expertise to supporting and advising others. The ideal candidate will be able to bring their knowledge and experiences to help bring about positive change in the important areas of the educational landscape that LITE fellowships cover.
You will have research experience in a social science or closely allied discipline and an understanding of the scholarship of teaching and learning. You will have the ability to work well both individually without supervision, using your own initiative and also as part of a team. You will have research methods expertise, both quantitative and qualitative.
What we offer in return
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To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Dave Riley, Research and Impact Officer, LITE
Emma Peasland, Research and Impact Officer, LITE
Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Contract type: Ongoing
Further details: Candidate Brief
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