Post-Doctoral Research Associate

University of York
December 14, 2022
Offerd Salary:£34308 - £42155
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Post-Doctoral Research Associate




£34308 - £42155


Grade 6

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Fixed term

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University of York campus (with some remote working options available)

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  • Role Description Department

    The Department of Education at the University of York wishes to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher to work with Professor Rob Klassen on a 3-year ESRC-funded research project, Rethinking teacher recruitment: New approaches to attracting prospective STEM teachers. The project is focused on developing and testing recruitment messages and technologies (including ‘persuasive games') designed to recruit STEM undergraduates into teacher training. The post is available from 1 February 2023 until 30 November 2025.

    A summary of the project can be found here.


    The postdoc will be involved in designing and carrying out research studies, recruiting participants, data collection/analysis, and disseminating results. Project management tasks will make up a small proportion of time. The chosen applicant will work closely with the PI (Klassen), the Co-Is (Beng Huat See from Durham University and Hui Wang from the Education University of Hong Kong), and with the game design team (game designer, software developer, content writer, and graphic designer). Applicants with experience conducting and publishing research using quantitative and experimental or longitudinal designs would be preferred. Knowledge of educational technology, initial teacher education, or teacher recruitment would be advantageous. Applicants will preferably have a PhD in a field within education or psychology.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • PhD (or near completion) in education or psychology or closely-related discipline
  • Knowledge of educational technology, initial teacher education, and/or teacher recruitment to engage in high quality research
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using own initiative
  • This post is available for a fixed term basis until 30 November 2025

    Interview date : To be confirmed

    For informal enquiries: please contact Professor Rob Klassen on (

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