Research Associate (Fixed Term) for Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education

Research Associate (Fixed Term)


The Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre within the Faculty of Education in central Cambridge wishes to appoint a Research Associate to work on a research project on education in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The purpose of this study is map research on education in Sub-Saharan Africa from African-based universities and research institutions based on agreed themes, and where feasible and relevant, map research on education in Sub-Saharan Africa by non- Sub-Saharan African institutions. Based on this, the postholder will provide an analysis of the scope of research in the region, and identify gaps for potential future research. The postholder will work under the direction of Professor Pauline Rose.


Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant subject area; have excellent skills in research in particular analysis of literature; an ability to critically review reports and other documents, and to prepare drafts of reports emerging from this analysis to a high standard. A broad-based understanding of education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and an ability to read French are also desirable.


For full details of responsibilities of the post, and the person specification please see the Further Particulars for the post.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 12 months in the first instance.


To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


We hope to hold interviews during the week commencing 8 May 2017.


Informal enquiries can be addressed to Professor Pauline Rose (


Please quote reference JR11808 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


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