This full time 3 year PhD studentship, starting as soon as possible, and no later than September 2018, is jointly funded by the University of Stirling and by Jim McColl, the Scottish business entrepreneur.
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|Value||The studentship covers academic fees and will provide an annual Maintenance Stipend of £14,917 (2018/19) that will be paid quarterly.|
|Deadline||21st February 2018|
This studentship involves the evaluation of an exciting educational innovation which Jim McColl has pioneered - Newlands Junior College (NJC) in Glasgow. This school exists to meet the needs of young people with potential who have disengaged from school and appear destined for educational failure. Students enter NJC at the beginning of their third year in secondary school and are given intensive support across key academic subjects, personal development and a wide range of vocational options.
The PhD will require the successful candidate to:
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree at merit level or above in a relevant social science, such as education, sociology or economics. They must be able to demonstrate core training in research methodologies as specified by the ESRC. They must also demonstrate a keen awareness of issues relating to the impacts of disadvantage on education and life chances. Experience of working with schools, children’s services or wider local authority services, in third sector organisations working with children, would be beneficial. Competence with both qualitative and quantitative data techniques are essential as the study will involve both forms of analysis.
The successful candidate must be DBS cleared.
Apply by 21st February 2018 5pm GMT by emailing email@example.com the following:
Interviews will be held at the University of Stirling, and will take place in the week beginning March 5th, 2018.
Candidates invited for interview are expected to cover their own travel expenses.
The PhD will be jointly supervised by Professor David Bell of Stirling Management School and Professor Mark Priestly of the Education Department. Applicants are recommended to discuss their application with Prof Bell or Prof Priestley in advance of submission. Prof Bell’s contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org and Prof Priestley’s are: email@example.com