The University of York (Heslington Campus) is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral research fellow to join a 5-year European Research Council-funded project titled, ‘Improving Educational Outcomes by Transforming the Selection of Teachers.’ The project is led by Professor Rob Klassen, Chair of the Psychology in Education Research Centre in the Department of Education. The project will build understanding of the psychological characteristics (i.e., non-cognitive attributes such as motivation and personality) of successful teachers and will generate new knowledge about the foundation effective teaching. A key goal of the project will be to develop practice-informed innovative teacher selection procedures, using a situational judgment test (SJT) approach.
You will have a PhD in education or psychology (or be near completion) or a closely-related discipline. It is expected that you will have a strong track record of research and training in education, educational psychology, or organizational psychology. In addition, you will show familiarity with current research on psychological characteristics of effective teachers, teacher selection practices (in the UK and internationally), and teaching effectiveness research. Research expertise in test development and the ability to use advanced quantitative and qualitative methodologies (including longitudinal approaches) will be required.
Your primary activity will be research. You will be expected to work with a team of researchers, to liaise with external groups, and to independently manage multiple projects. You will collaboratively and independently prepare research articles, conference presentations, and presentations to professional groups. Modest teaching duties may be negotiated in the post.
Find more details here—including a candidate brief and application instructions—here.