Research Associate/Fellow (Technology Systems Development)
"Personal Inquiry, Designing for Evidence-based Inquiry Learning across Formal and Informal Settings"
ESRC/EPSRC Technology Enhanced Learning Research Programme
The person appointed will contribute to the design and
implementation of educational technology within the Personal Inquiry project,
including the specification, build, user testing and integration of an
interactive system. The system will run on wireless, handheld devices and
desktops, and involve software to manage learning within and outside the
classroom, to collect data and carry out experiments in the home and to allow
the visualisation, sharing and presentation of data. The successful
candidate will be involved in all aspects of system design and deployment, with
duties including software specification, programming, field-testing, data
analysis, report writing, system management and contributing to
publications. In particular, they will work closely with counterpart
research colleagues based at the OU.
Candidates should ideally have a PhD in computer science,
software engineering or a relevant subject area. Evidence of publications
will help demonstrate research excellence. Skills in networked software design
is essential. Experience of interdisciplinary research or educational
technology design will be a distinct advantage.
Salary, depending on qualifications and experience will be
within the range:
• Research Associate scale: £24,152 - £26,391 per
• Research Fellow scale: £27,183 - £35,469 per annum.
It is a condition of this post that satisfactory enhanced
disclosure is obtained from the Criminal Records Bureau.
Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor M Sharples
tel: 0115 846 7671 or Email: Mike.Sharples@Nottingham.ac.uk . Please note that applications sent direct to
this Email address will not be accepted.