We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic research methods specialist to join the Social Sciences Research Methods Programme (SSRMP) based in the Faculty of Education within the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This is an exciting opportunity to join a vibrant university-wide programme and a dedicated and passionate team of research methods specialists.
The post will involve planning, preparing, and delivering learning materials in research methods, including live and pre-recorded lectures, seminars and workshop sessions for postgraduate students, and other students and staff on relevant programmes.
It is expected that the post holder will have a substantial grasp of the fundamentals of statistics and is experienced in teaching and/or applying quantitative methods of data analysis. According to expertise, the post holder might also instruct teaching in other methods including qualitative, mixed, introduction to software, and digital.
The post holder will be encouraged to maintain and develop an academic career, developing knowledge and expertise in their specialist subject area and conducting research, publishing and disseminating findings, and engaging in academic discourse.
Specific duties will include: ¿ Plan, prepare and deliver teaching materials ¿ Set online examination papers ¿ Mark and assess coursework ¿ Adjust learning materials, where appropriate, according to student feedback ¿ Undertake administrative duties, including setting up module resources on online learning platforms (currently Moodle), and assisting and communicating with both instructors and students ¿ Take part in SSRMP team meetings
The role will involve close liaison and co-ordination with the Director and the programme administrative team to ensure effective planning and everyday running of the programme.
The post holder will be educated to PhD level in an appropriate field with experience of carrying out and/or teaching quantitative methods of data analysis, experience in the use of Stata or some other appropriate data analysis software, and ideally within an academic environment.
You will have some experience of successfully developing and delivering teaching at University level, including lectures, workshops, or smaller group teaching; you will be conversant with standard office software and possess excellent organisational, communication and time management skills; you should have strong attention to detail, and be good at multi-tasking and meeting deadlines.
Whilst you should be able to work, at times, independently, it is also important you can work co-operatively within a small team dedicated to supporting the needs of students. Experience of using web survey tools, online learning platforms, and teaching in an online/blended environment would be an advantage.
The post is offered on a full-time basis, for a fixed-term of three years from 1 September 2022, to cover the secondment of the postholder.
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Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.
Applications are welcome from internal candidates who would like to apply for the role on the basis of a secondment from their current role in the University.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part-time working or other flexible working arrangements.
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