19 February 2010

JOB: Research Assistant (0.4fte) on a political theology grant

The University of Plymouth's School of Secondary and Further Education Studies (part of the Faculty of Education) is looking for a

Research Assistant 0.4fte (fixed-term for 12 months)

Salary: £22,879 to £26,523 p.a., pro rata (Grade 5)

The successful candidate will provide research assistance and support to the grant holder on a twelve-month Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) research grant: "Political Theologies: Responses of Religious Leaders and Authority Figures in England to Contemporary Issues of Freedom of Expression".

This is a part-time, fixed-term position working 14.8 hours per week until 28 February 2011.

The University of Plymouth is acknowledged as having one of the best research performances in UK modern universities (former polytechnics). The Faculty of Education is proud of the outcome of the most recent RAE, which placed it comfortably in the top half of all British HEI Education departments, and in the top four of those from the 'new' universities. It supports innovative opportunities for research within the discipline of education and pedagogic enquiry both within and beyond the Faculty.

Deadline for applications: 26 February 2010, 12 noon

Interviews will be held in the week beginning 8 March 2010.

A detailed job description and information on how to apply (including application form) can be found here:


For an informal discussion only, please contact Prof Liam Gearon: liam.gearon@plymouth.ac.uk

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