Note: application closes on May 29, 2015.
Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Research is a well-established strength of the University of Warwick. This appointment for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Special Educational Needs and Disability Research will be made jointly by CES and the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR), and represents a distinctive collaboration not only between the two education departments, but also with the opportunity to build connections with colleagues within Warwick Medical School, the department of Psychology, and other departments.
Candidates will hold a PhD or equivalent in Psychology, Special Education, Educational Psychology or equivalent closely related discipline. While there is some flexibility in the areas of specialism sought, expertise in mental health and well-being in SEND, early intervention, learning, language development and behavioural sciences are desirable. A strong quantitative research background is essential, and we would especially welcome candidates with interests in large scale data analysis (‘big data’) at the interface between education, disability and psychology of learning / SEND pedagogies. Knowledge and experience of evaluation and synthesis methodologies as applied to SEND research is desirable.
The postholder will contribute to the development and delivery of new modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as part of the CES teaching programme. The postholder will supervise research students on the CEDAR Education and Psychology PhD programme and/or the CES Education PhD Programme. Duties in the CEDAR half of the joint appointment will focus on research and research supervision. The successful candidate will be expected to make an impact upon policy and practice both in statutory and non-statutory areas, and knowledge and demonstrable experience in this respect is desirable.
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