Work with NICER

Job title : NICER Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
Job reference : REQ02757
Application closing date : 20/02/2022
Location : Canterbury
Salary : *GBP*31,406 – *GBP*36,382 (pro rata for part time staff)
Package : 
Job category/type : Academic

Job description : 

Fixed term contract until July 2023

The National Institute for Christian Education Research (NICER) carries out pedagogic research undertaken by focussing on the delivery of character education in all subject areas, the teaching of Religious Education (RE) in schools, spiritual flourishing and faith in education. NICER’s research has been a ‘foundation’ for a transformation in Church School education according to senior Church school leaders, becoming central to how the Church of England thinks about, delivers and evaluates education in its 4,700 schools (1.16 million pupils). NICER’s work is cited by Ofsted and commended by the Catholic Education Service of England and Wales.

The purpose of the role is to be a key specialist in the research team to lead the selection, development and deployment of psychological and statistical research methods in NICER research bids and projects across a range of projects and project bids in development, including impact measurement work. The post holder will work on existing statistical datasets from current projects related to teacher development, teacher education and development in science and religious education, and spiritual flourishing including undertaking further analysis of those datasets using suitable systems and software.

Ordinarily we would expect the post holder to have completed or being nearing completion of a doctorate in a relevant field with research, presentation and publication experience. You will report to project team leaders and the Director of the Research Centre.

Additional Information

Canterbury Christ Church University is committed to equality of opportunity, supporting and encouraging underrepresented groups as well as valuing diversity. We promote wider inclusion through our policies such as the Race Equality Charter, StoneWall for LGBT+ groups and the Disability Confident Scheme, guaranteeing an interview to all disabled candidates which meet the essential criteria for our roles.

We aim to create an inclusive working culture in which all employees feel valued. We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, which are currently underrepresented throughout Canterbury Christ Church. We are committed to improving employment opportunities for ethnic minorities. We also welcome applications from LGB, Trans and Non-binary candidates. All applications decisions and progression opportunities through the University will be determined by personal merit only.


How to apply

Start date for applications:                Tues 1st February 2022
Closing date for applications:            Sun 20th February 2022
Interviews are to be held:                  TBC

If you require further information regarding the post please feel free to contact Professor Bob Bowie, bob.bowie@canterbury.ac.uk (strictly no agencies, thank you) quoting reference number REQ02757.

Please ensure you include contact details of two employment referees in your application, one of which must be your current/ most recent line manager.

Please note applications must be made online via the University website; details sent directly via email cannot be considered.

Prior consideration will be given to applicants in the University’s redeployment pool. No agencies, thank you.

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