Postdoc Position at University of Cambridge

Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral scholar position at University of Cambridge, UK. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before September 29, 2019.

The Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge wishes to appoint a part-time Research Associate (0.8 FTE) to work on a large-scale EC Horizon 2020 project with ten partners, led by Dr Fiona Maine. The project works in schools across Europe to support the development of young people’s cultural literacy, which is defined as a set of competences and dispositions moving beyond knowledge about culture into an awareness of one’s own cultural identities and those of others. The project will work with teachers from primary and secondary schools to implement a programme of cultural literacy learning, focusing on the development of dialogue and argumentation skills as children read and respond to visual narratives of European origin.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate experience of working with children and young people in schools, recording and analysing classroom discussions between teachers and children and between peers in groups. In collaboration with the Project Co-ordinator, they will lead on the collection of data in schools, recording lessons and taking field notes. They will work with European colleagues to develop and implement consistent coding approaches for the analysis of classroom dialogue and engage in qualitative and quantitative data analysis activities.

Applicants must hold a PhD (or be close to completion) in a relevant subject and be able to demonstrate an interest in the research area or methodology. Quantitative and qualitative research skills, specifically coding and analysing classroom dialogue, are essential as are excellent data analysis skills using a range of data handling software. Applicants must have an understanding of ethical and confidentiality issues and experience preparing documents for publication.

Applicants must also demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to liaise with a range of professionals across the higher education sector. The ability to work both independently, managing own workload to tight deadlines, and as part of an international team is also essential whilst experience of virtual conference planning is desirable.

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

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 April 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (enhanced with children’s barred list).

Click the ‘Apply’ button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Please ensure that you upload a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of application indicating how you would contribute to the responsibilities of the post.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to Dr Fiona Maine (

We hope to hold interviews on 17 October 2019.

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

Deadline: September 29, 2019
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