The University of Luxembourg invites applications for the following vacancy at the Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) :
Research and Development specialist in Educational Sciences
Fixed-term contract (1 year)
Half-time, 20 hrs / week
Foreseen starting date : 1st October 2020
Réf. : RCREQ0004426
The Research and Development Specialist will work with a science education research team to support a study examining the development of responsive teacher education pedagogies during the current COVID-19 crisis.
The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Department of Education and Social Work, and its Institute for Teaching and Learning.
The candidate will be working in the field of educational sciences and will contribute to the research program led by Prof.
Dr. Christina Siry. In particular, the study will focus on the work of the SciTeach Center team at the University of Luxembourg, and thus the candidate will work closely with the researchers and teachers that support the center.
Your Role :
Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Christina Siry, the successful candidate will :
Communicate and collaborate with the SciTeach Center research team, including partner teachers and student assistants
Co-develop emergent research foci with the SciTeach Center team, as well as provide ongoing support for the Center’s initiatives
Engage in collaborative research targeted at examining the development and implementation of responsive remote pedagogies for teacher education, including : Conduct literature review to support research on primary teacher professional development and teacher education during crisesfacilitate the organization of data-sets, including video data collection and management, and multi-level data analysistake responsibility for administrative tasks within the project.
Analyze video-based multilingual data resources (English, German, Luxembourgish)
Prepare single-authored and co-authored publications in English
Desired candidates will have :
Completed Masters in education, sociology, or a related field
Previous experience in the education sector, preferably in the area of higher education and continuing education
Experience supporting and conceptualizing research projects in educational sciences
Experience with interpretive qualitative research approaches and collaborative analyses and writing
Knowledge of the Luxembourgish education system and the formal settings of education in primary and secondary schools
Fluency in English is required, and proficiency in at least one of the following : either Luxembourgish, German , French, and / or Portuguese
Experience with program evaluation and / or grant writing will be considered an advantage
A publication record that includes peer-reviewed publications in English will be considered an asset
We offer :
Participation in a committed, interdisciplinary, and dynamically developing team
Affiliation to an active research group with a profile of diverse activities
The opportunity to participate in the development of a science education teacher resource center