CGHE Senior Research Associate, Lancaster University
Salary: £33,518 to £38,832
Closing Date: Monday 16 October 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
You will work on CGHE’s Knowledge, curriculum and student agency research project led by Professor Paul Ashwin, working with Professor Jenni Case (University of Cape Town) and Dr Jan McArthur (Lancaster University). The project examines students’ experiences of studying Chemistry and Chemical Engineering in the UK and South Africa. It tracks a cohort of students in each of these disciplinary areas across their undergraduate degrees in two UK and two South African universities. The research includes interviews with students and academics, document analysis, observations of taught sessions, and a student survey.
You will be based at Lancaster University and, working closely with the academics in this project you will undertake qualitative and quantitative research. This will include reviewing and critically analysing literature, preparing analytical and summative papers, analysing existing data sets, preparing new data sets (involving liaising with key informants at the research sites, conducting interviews, administering surveys, and sourcing and collating documents), writing up results of research, including their policy implications, in reports and academic publications. You will also contribute to and help organise CGHE public seminars, national meetings, dissemination events and international conferences.
This is a full time fixed term post until September 2020.