Research Associate: Network for Social and Educational Equity

University of Glassgow
December 05, 2022
Offerd Salary:£37,474 - £42,155
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Contract Type:fixed term for up to
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Research Associate: Network for Social and Educational Equity

The School of Education invites applications for the position of Research Associate: Network for Social and Educational Equity.

The School is a large and dynamic unit which brings together researchers with expertise across all sectors of education: formal and non-formal, pre-school through to higher, adult and community education. In the recent UK Research Assessment Exercise the REF panel judged that 90% of our work was either world leading or internationally excellent; 82.6% of our research outputs were assessed as either world leading (37.6%) or internationally excellent (45%); the panel assessed 75% of our impact on society as world leading and 25% internationally excellent and we achieved the maximum score of 100% world leading in the assessment of the environment that we have established to support research.

The School of Education prides itself on the effective integration of teaching, research, theory, policy and practice. The School of Education is organised into four Research and Teaching Groups: Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy (CLIP); Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP); Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith (PPF); and People, Place & Social Change (PPSC). This post would be located in CLIP.

Job Purpose

To make a leading contribution to the Network for Social and Educational Equity Specifically, the job requires knowledge in the area of collaboration, networking, improvement and participatory methods in the field of education studies. The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help co-ordinate this complex project.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal Investigator (PI) as appropriate:

1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research, individually or jointly, in accordance with the project deliverables and project/School/College/University research strategy and build authentic international partnerships.

2. Document research outputs including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting progress reports and papers as appropriate.

3. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of the School/College/University, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, gathering indicators of esteem and identifying opportunities for knowledge exchange.

4. Survey the research literature and environment, understand the research challenges associated with the project and subject area, and develop/implement a suitable research strategy.

5. Present work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance the research profile of the School/College/University.

6. Take a leading role in the identification of potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research.

7. Take a leading role in developing and maintaining collaborations with colleagues across the project and in the broader School/College/University and wider community (e.g. Academic and other collaborators/partners).

8. Take a leading role in team/group meetings/seminars/workshops and School research group activities to enhance the wider knowledge, outputs and culture of the School/College/University.

9. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the project.

10. Keep up to date with current knowledge and recent advances in the field/discipline. 11. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory.

12. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the PI. These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of major tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience



A1 An awarded Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in a relevant subject area.

A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in areas relevant to the field of educational research including an understanding of the international literature relating to collaboration and networking in schools.

A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area and subject specialism with a focus on international trends and developments in school choice, school-to-school networks, policy and practice partnerships.


B1 Knowledge of project-specific data sources including experience of leading lesson study, learning rounds and other forms of practitioner enquiry.

B2 Knowledge of specialist IT software as appropriate.



C1 Ability to write for publication in English language.

C2 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate.

C3 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex information, theory and concepts clearly and concisely.

C4 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach.

C5 Appropriate workload and time management skills.

C6 Excellent IT and data analysis/interpretation skills as appropriate.

C7 Self-motivated with ability for initiative and independent thought/working.

C8 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach.

C9 Good leadership skills including demonstrable supervisory skills as appropriate.



E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field.

E2 Experience of leading school-to-school collaboration and network activity including research, policy and practice partnerships between university staff (including ITE), ITE students and school staff.

E3 Experience of delivering quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner.

E4 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals and/ or at conferences.

E5 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities.

E6 Experience of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of literature, design and analysis of research data and drafting of papers.

E7 Experience in undertaking independent research and convening international.


F1 An emerging national or international reputation.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £37,474 - £42,155 per annum.

This post is full time and fixed term for up to 1 year.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www., benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing https: // www.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. for more information.

Informal Enquiries should be directed to Professor Chris Chapman,[email protected]

Vacancy Ref: 102271, Closing Date: 05 December 2022.

Vacancy Ref : 102271 Close Date : 05-Dec-2022 23:45

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