University Assistant Professor in Inclusive Education

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The Faculty of Education is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor (formerly known as University Lecturer) in Inclusive Education. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding research and teaching supporting the inclusion of children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), those struggling with socio-emotional and mental health issues, neurodiversity, or more broadly, with low participation in classroom activities. Within these areas of research, we particularly welcome approaches fostering inclusion and equitable participation of all learners, such as nonverbal communication, dialogic pedagogy or pupil voice. Pedagogical approaches might include the use of assistive or other digital technologies to support inclusion and multimodal classroom interaction.

Applicants are required to demonstrate excellent understanding of the broad methodological issues involved when working with the aforementioned learner groups, including ethical dilemmas and issues of legal compliance. Applicants are also required to have demonstrated expertise with the application of research methods such as mixed or participatory, and to have used these in a culturally and contextually relevant manner. The successful candidate is required to have experience of researching and developing inclusive educational practices, and might demonstrate policy engagement within the UK and/or internationally. Theoretical or disciplinary orientations may include perspectives from psychology, sociocultural theory, social anthropology, sociology, social justice, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, history, philosophy, jurisprudence, or policy studies, among others. The successful candidate will contribute to our undergraduate degree (Tripos), graduate programmes at Masters and Doctoral levels, PGCE and practitioner professional development routes. They will be able to communicate effectively with educational practitioners and demonstrate understanding of their everyday working contexts.

Please read carefully the attached further particulars (which can be found at the bottom of the advert) which details the essential and desirable criteria of the post, and provides information about working for the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.

Please note, this post is available from 1 September 2024.

We particularly welcome applications from candidates from a BME background for this vacancy, and /or those with disabilities, who are currently under-represented at this level within our University.

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 the following when applying: (i) a detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list; (ii) a letter of application detailing how you meet the essential criteria for the post and any desirable criteria you may meet (up to 2 pages, minimum font size 11); (iii) a statement demonstrating commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace or institution (up to 1 page, minimum font size 11).

Presentations and Interviews are planned for the 15th and 16 April, respectively.

If you experience any difficulties when applying, or have any queries regarding the application process, please contact hr@educ.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference JR40401 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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