Research Support Officer
University College Cork
Ireland

Research Support Officer-Administration, School of Education

24 Months, Fixed-Term, Whole-time Post

Position Summary

This role is part of the Towards a European Syllabus in Teacher Education (TESTEd) project consortium. TESTEd seeks to develop a European Syllabus in international expert groups including researchers and teacher educators. Teachers are increasingly confronted with global, societal challenges in their classrooms, i.e. sustainability, challenges to democratic education and active citizenship, gender sensitivity, multilingualism and diversity as well as the digitalization of learning spaces. The inclusion of these topics in teacher education is therefore vital to ensure education equity and provide high-quality learning opportunities to children, teenagers and young adults across the European Union. With a consortium of 5 universities (Oulu, Cork, Seville, Braga, Bochum), 2 CPD providers (Akademie der Ruhr-Universität & IQSH) and at least 11 training schools, the project responds to this need with the development of an interdisciplinary European Syllabus providing an international perspective on global teaching challenges, the formation of European communities of practice in initial and in-service teacher education and the advancement of virtual and physical mobility in teacher education.

The syllabus will be implemented in joint virtual seminars in initial teacher education and CPD courses addressing in-service teachers. A student research exchange will further advance internationalisation through physical mobility. A teacher multiplier training at the end of the CPD courses will benefit schools in their internationalisation efforts. To promote emerging research networks between the participating universities, a joint publication will focus on comparing practices in teaching cross-cutting issues leading to the European Syllabus. Finally, a political impact is expected through the inclusion of local CityLabs and an international closing conference.

This role of Research Support Officer-Administration will be concerned with UCC successfully delivering on a number of key outputs as part of TESTEd’s workpackages - including research and evaluation, dissemination activities, input into lecture series and summer school/s, instructional design of online teacher education program, and the hosting of a makerspace event in Cork in June 2023. Travel to TESTEd partners located in Finland, Spain, Portugal and Germany will also be part of the role.

Project Title: Towards a European Syllabus in Teacher Education (TESTEd) - Facing future challenges together

Post Duration: 24 months

Salary: €47,078 p.a. (Personal Rate)

For an information package including full details of the post see https://ore.ucc.ie/.

Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Dr Briony Supple, Senior Lecturer, Design Thinking Pedagogy and Praxis, School of Education, Email: briony.supple@ucc.ie

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal (https://ore.ucc.ie/). Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to recruitment@ucc.ie, quoting the job-title and project name.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday, 11 August 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector.

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated. As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff. We encourage applicants to consult our policies at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/policies/ and initiatives at https://www.ucc.ie/en/edi/implementation/ and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

Contact Person : Dr Briony Supple

Contact Email : briony.supple@ucc.ie

Job ID : 058391

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Close Date : 11-Aug-2022 12:00


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