The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.2 FTE) Education Advisor for a one year appointment, ideally to start on 1st May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, to join a European Research Council-funded project titled, ‘Improving Educational Outcomes by Transforming the Selection of Teachers.’ The project is led by Professor Rob Klassen in the Department of Education.
The project is focused on building understanding of the psychological characteristics (i.e., ‘non-cognitive’ attributes such as personality and motivation) of successful teachers and is generating new knowledge about the development of successful teaching practice. The link to the project is: http://www.teacherselect.org/
A key goal of the project is to develop practice-informed teacher selection tools using situational judgment test (SJT) and multiple mini-interview (MMI) approaches. The post-holder’s principal contribution will be to write situational judgment test items, advise on MMI content, and to provide advice on liaising with regional and national education contacts. The successful candidate will also be involved in organising and facilitating subject matter expert panel sessions and working with a team of researchers to develop state of the art selection methods.
You will have a relevant postgraduate degree in education or equivalent professional qualification/experience, extensive knowledge of education systems and of education curriculum across primary, secondary or tertiary levels and an ability to write realistic classroom scenarios and responses in developing SJT scenarios and MMI content. Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience is essential.
Informal queries should be directed to Professor Rob Klassen (email@example.com).
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