Programme Director – Early Childhood Development Programme
Social Sciences and Social Care,Social Policy,Social Work,Human and Social Geography,Education Studies (inc. TEFL),Education Studies
Short info about job
Company: The British Academy
Salary: Funding of up to £150,000 is available for the duration of the contract (up to 18 months).
Hours: Part Time
Contract type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Type / Role: Academic or Research
Phone: +44-1562 9287261
Fax: +44-1562 3924560
Detail information about job Programme Director – Early Childhood Development Programme. Terms and conditions vacancy
The British Academy is seeking to appoint a Programme Director to be responsible for the oversight of the Early Childhood Development Programme. This Programme is being delivered by the British Academy with funding from the Department for International Development and the Global Challenges Research Fund.
The Programme will fund around ten interdisciplinary research projects with international development impact. It aims to provide the evidence and insights needed to enable policymakers to design and implement effective early childhood development interventions in developing countries. In particular, the Programme will focus on:
- supporting innovative interdisciplinary research projects and partnerships, including with practitioners;
- advancing cross learning between disciplines and building our understanding of how existing interventions contribute to child development outcomes;
- addressing key questions around how to implement and scale cost-effective early childhood development, including how to work with government systems where appropriate;
- expanding the research base in countries and populations with high unmet needs and low research capacity.
The Programme Director will help maximise the opportunities for take-up of the research findings and impact, and be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Programme. Funding of up to £150,000 is available for the duration of the contract (up to 18 months). It is anticipated that the research grant available will cover the salary and replacement teaching costs broadly equivalent to 0.3 FTE of the Programme Director's time, starting in October 2017.
The British Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding researcher or researchers who has/have an established and distinguished track record of publication in a relevant field and who is/are, therefore, likely to have completed his/her/their doctorate(s) not less than ten years ago, or to have a similar length of equivalent academic experience. The applicant(s) should be able to work and communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, including academic researchers, policymakers and practitioners. The role is suited to those who are particularly interested in operationally-relevant research.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate(s) will be currently employed at a UK university or other UK institution of higher education. The Programme Director(s) cannot themselves be involved with any of the individual research projects supported under the Early Childhood Programme.
The essential criteria for this position are:
For further information, including on how to apply, please email Dr Stephanie Appleton at [email protected]
The closing date for all applications is midnight on Thursday 28 September 2017.