Postdoctoral Research position advertised on the Re-imagining Initial Teacher Identity and Learning Project. Closing date for applications 19th September 2012A post-doctoral research position is available within the School of Education, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork, Ireland commencing on 1st October 2012. he appointed researcher will work full-time on the Irish Research Council (IRC)-funded research project Re-imagining Initial Teacher Identity and Learning. This project is funded under the IRC Advanced Collaborative Projects Scheme 2012-13. The project is lead by Dr. Paul Conway. For details on how to apply, click the following link to the UCC Human Resources Website. http://18.104.22.168/en/hr/vacancies/research/full-details-165257-en.html
The successful candidate will be involved in a study of the Professional Diploma in Education (PDE). The work will involve writing based on existing data set (Learning to Teach Study, LETS, funded by the Department of Education and Skills) as well further study on selected aspects of the PDE: (i) problem solving and mathematics teaching, (ii) reading literacy and (iii) inclusion. Work on the study will involve a focus on:
Initial teacher educationProblem solving in mathematics, reading literacy and inclusionSchool-university partnershipsCollaboration on book and articles/chapters co-authorship based on existing and new dataWorking with a team of researchers from the School of Education
The data collection and analysis aspects of the project will involve interviews, observations and artifacts.