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Research Associate (Full-time, fixed-term) or Senior Research Associate (Part-time, fixed-term)

We wish to appoint a Research Associate, or a part-time (0.7 FTE) Senior Research Associate to support and develop the research of the Centre for Educational Dialogue Research (CEDiR) at the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge.

The appointed researcher will work closely with Professor Rupert Wegerif to develop the research base of dialogic education at Cambridge, with particular interests in dialogic education with technology, global dialogue for peace, and classroom dialogue. A key part of the work will be pro-actively seeking funding and bid writing. In addition there will be writing articles for high impact journals and practitioner journals, and working to organise research events and animate a research community which is both local and international. You will help to develop and seek funding for projects assessing group thinking. You will also develop and seek funding for projects using the internet to promote and sustain international dialogue.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject, and have relevant qualitative and quantitative research training and experience. You should have a good understanding of dialogic education and some experience of related research. You should also demonstrate evidence of contributing to the development of bids and of writing for publication. For appointment as a Senior Research Associate you will have substantial experience as a Research Associate, along with proven ability to manage research groups and projects, and evidence of successful bids for research funding.

For full details of criteria for appointment and duties of the post at the different levels please see the Further Particulars for the post.

Salary: Research Associate £29,301-£38,183 p.a; Senior Research Associate £39,324-£49,772 p.a. pro rata

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Rupert Wegerif (

We hope to hold interviews in May 2017.

Please quote reference JR11711 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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