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|Bilingual Development Research Assistants|
Dates: 01/02/2014 to 30/04/2015 (14 months)
Supervisory responsibility/position in structure
Reporting to: Dr Caroline Floccia, Plymouth University
Local Supervision: Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith, University of Kent
Plymouth University wishes to engage a Kent-based research assistant to assess the development of the lexicon in bilingual toddlers via identifying and interviewing families with bilingual 24-month-olds on a range of language development skills. The key duties will also include entering collected data and producing interim reports on for the principal investigator. Due to the nature of the research hours of work will be on an “as and when” basis. The hourly rate of pay is £15.00 (this is calculated for 480 hours of work spread over a 14 months period). Please see http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/vacancies for further details. (Job reference A3544)
The key person specifications that are sought are an undergraduate degree in Psychology or similar discipline, experience of research methods and techniques, a good communicator, knowledge of and experience of undertaking developmental research, willingness to travel to other areas of Kent for testing and willingness to travel to Plymouth at the start of the working agreement for training purposes. Thus a driving licence and vehicle for visiting institutions and families is essential.
Good knowledge of one of the following languages would be an advantage: Punjabi, Urdu, Bengali, Mandarin, Cantonese, Polish, German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Welsh, French, Italian, or Spanish. Knowledge of and contact within multilingual communities would also be an advantage. A clear enhanced DBS (CRB) check for working with vulnerable population is required before uptake of the position. More information about the person spec can be found here: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/extranet/docs/U_JOBS/A3544%20PERSON%20SPECIFICATION.pdf
To apply: If you would like to express your interest for this role, please forward a covering letter and an up to date CV to both firstname.lastname@example.org and to Dr Kirsten Abbot-Smith, K.Abbot-Smith@kent.ac.uk by midnight on the 15th December 2013.
|Kent Business School - Hourly Paid Assistant Lecturers (Finance and Accounting)|
Kent Business School (http://www.kent.ac.uk/kbs/) requires suitably qualified and experienced persons in the fields of Finance and/or Accounting to teach both undergraduate and postgraduate students in small seminar groups. Kent Business School is a top 30 business school, committed to excellence by providing world-class, thought-provoking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The teaching and learning focusses on professional skills and knowledge in specific areas of management, which are readily transferable into real-world applications.
The undergraduate programme in Accounting & Finance is fully accredited by the professional accountancy bodies allowing students to gain exemptions from professional accounting programmes. At postgraduate level, Kent Business School currently offers two finance Masters – MSc Financial Markets and MSc Financial Services in Banking. These two programmes have been recognised by two world renowned professional bodies, the CFA Institute and PRMIA (Professional Risk Management International Association. The School also offers one Masters in International Accounting & Finance.
The person/s appointed will have experience of teaching finance and accounting topics within a Higher Education or a professional environment. The person will be able to communicate clearly and enthusiastically in their subject area and collaborate with other academic colleagues. It is important that applicants should be highly self-motivated and well organised, and have a genuine commitment to provide a professional teaching and learning experience.
We are looking for tutors who have a teaching qualification and/or appropriate professional qualification in a finance or accounting related area. Assistant Lecturers must be available during the University terms. Please note these are different to school term dates.
Good interpersonal skills are essential as the post holder will be dealing with both students and colleagues on a regular basis. A professional attitude to work, clients and colleagues is essential at all times. Other useful skills will include an effective use of IT packages including using Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs).
To apply: please contact Lyndsay Whiting (L.J.Whiting@kent.ac.uk) with a copy of your CV and cover letter detailing your experience.
Closing date: 30 November 2013