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Professor of Childhood or Youth Studies

Professor of Childhood or Youth Studies

EHP0022-0514
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Salary:  Negotiable Professor Scale
Location:  Ormskirk
Hours:  Full Time
Duration:  Permanent

Full Details:
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/vacancies/details/EHP0022-0514

About us

Edge Hill is a dynamic university with a clear sense of direction, a forward-thinking culture and significant resources to invest in its future. The University seeks exceptional individuals to join our intellectually stimulating, creative and inclusive community set in the outskirts of a pleasant market town, with easy access to nearby cities of Liverpool and Manchester.

The Faculty of Arts & Sciences is the largest in the University with a developing postgraduate portfolio and buoyant applications to its diverse portfolio. As part of its on-going success and growth it is continuing to expand the Faculty of Arts and Science team and wishes to appoint outstanding individuals who bring with them innovative and creative ideas and are enthusiastic about being part of a team that leads the way at a national and international level in the field.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Professor of Childhood Studies. You will provide research leadership in the area of Childhood Studies along with a commitment to excellent teaching. Professors are expected to provide research mentoring to early career researchers and other staff who request mentoring. In addition to providing active support for colleagues in the development of their own research profiles, you will be expected to contribute to teaching in your specialist area and make a strong contribution to the development and delivery of taught course provision and undertake doctoral supervision.

About you

You will have an established national or international reputation as a scholar in the area and a strong research and teaching profile. With a successful track record in research income generation, you will be experienced in supervising doctoral students and an ability to contribute to the research mentoring of staff as appropriate across the faculty. Experience of contributing actively to the further development of their discipline through professional networks will also be important.  You will be a highly effective communicator and an excellent team player who is wholly supportive of other colleagues.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Dean of Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor George Talbot at George.Talbot@edgehill.ac.uk

Ref:  EHP0022-0514
Closing Date:  25 Jun 2014
Date Posted:  29 May 2014
More Information

Please send completed applications by e-mail to application@edgehill.ac.uk or to Human Resources, Edge Hill University, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 4QP.

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Lecturer in Education – Univ. of Stirling

Lecturing Post available

http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/jobs/details/index.html?id=QUUFK026203F3VBQB7V79V7NE&nPostingID=615&nPostingTargetID=601&mask=extstirling&lg=UK

SUMMARY:
Location: University of Stirling
Full Time Lecturer in Education
Grade 8
Closing date is midnight on 12 June 2014

The School of Education at University of Stirling, Scotland is seeking a Lecturer in Education with an Early Years and / or Childhood Studies specialism.

The Primary and Early Years Faculty is one of four faculties within the concurrent Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme at the University of Stirling.

This Faculty is unique in offering three specialisms in Early Years, The Environment and Modern Languages.

The successful applicant will contribute to research, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. You will have a background in and enhanced knowledge of teaching in relevant contexts. You will need to demonstrate that you will have developed effective strategies to enhance teaching and learning. Proven ability to lead on curriculum development and work collaboratively with other practitioners and organisations to raise students’ achievement is essential. You will have a strong record of engagement in research and publication.

I-CYS Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Child & Youth Studies (I-CYS) at the University of Lethbridge seeks outstanding candidates with expertise in Child and Youth Studies to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship.

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The fellowship is worth $40,000 a year, and is tenable for one year, starting in September 2014. The successful applicant will be based at the Institute for Child and Youth Studies at the University of Lethbridge.

The goals of I-CYS, like Child and Youth Studies more generally, are multidisciplinary. We therefore seek a scholar whose abilities and interests can cross the boundaries of traditional academic fields. I-CYS has a core membership of scholars with expertise in Anthropology, History, Education, Psychology, Neuroscience, and Literary Studies, and we especially welcome applications that engage with these research areas. It is expected that the successful applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Kristine Alexander (Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies) and another member of the I-CYS core directorate according to the successful applicant’s area of study. Please see the I-CYS website for information on potential supervisors.

The fellowship is intended to support original scholarship in Child and Youth Studies. The successful candidate will also support the research programs of I-CYS and the Canada Research Chair in Child and Youth Studies. In addition to pursuing his or her own research, the Child and Youth Studies Fellow is expected to pursue community building and knowledge mobilization by organizing a workshop (the results of which should become a publication) and playing an active role in the Institute for Child and Youth Studies. Possibilities exist for involvement in teaching. The candidate is expected to reside in Lethbridge during the tenure of the award.

Candidates should have completed their PhD within the past five years (2008-present). They should have a proven record of scholarly achievement and a planned research program that expands on their doctoral work or develops new research.

Applications should include a CV, brief research proposal (under 1,000 words), three letters of reference, and one example of your written work. Please submit applications electronically to icys@uleth.ca.

For more information on I-CYS, please visit our website or like us on Facebook.

The fellow will receive: a research stipend of $2,000, office space, full access to University of Lethbridge facilities, and other research support as determined by need. Most importantly, the fellow will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic group of faculty and students whose research examines what children and youth mean as social, demographic, artistic, legal, and existential categories.

Review of applications will begin April 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date is September 2014.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship – ‘Snacking’ as Social Practice

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION
University of London

Department of Childhood, Families and Health
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (‘Snacking’ as Social Practice Novella Node)

The appointment is available from 1 March 2014 until 2 October 2014.

Annual salary will be at Grade 7 between £30,728 and £36,661 plus £2,323
London Allowance

This 7 month Post-Doctoral Fellowship, funded by the Institute of Education,
will be linked to ESRC’s National Centre for Research Methods Novella Node
(Narratives of varied everyday lives and linked approaches) that is based at
Thomas Coram Research Unit. The Postdoctoral fellow will be expected to
carry out analysis of existing data as part of the Node project, Families
and Food, to produce at least one sole authored and one co-authored paper in
high quality international journals, and to contribute to writing research
proposals for future food related research in TCRU.

You will focus on the topic of snacking in family life and draw on
historical and contemporary data sources to explore the possibilities and
usefulness of conceptualising snacking as ‘social practice’ (Shove et al.,
2012).

Research questions would include: How may snacking be defined for the
purposes of this study? What are the elements – materials, competences and
meanings – which constitute snacking as a performance? Which data are useful
for answering these questions? To which other social practices is snacking
linked and how?  When and where can its emergence be located historically?
What opportunities are afforded for social policy in conceptualising
snacking in this way?

Applicants who have completed a doctorate in sociology, anthropology,
history or other relevant social science are encouraged to apply.
Significant experience of the research area and understanding of theories of
social practice are essential. Experience of conducting ethnographic
research and/or re-use of qualitative or historical data would be an
advantage.

Reference:               7AC-CLCFH-5389

Closing date:          28 February 2014

To apply online please visit http://jobs.ioe.ac.uk or tel 020 7612 6159

We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented
communities

Informal inquiries

Dr Rebecca O’Connell

r.oconnell@ioe.ac.uk