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Job Opportunity: Lecturer in Special Education Needs and Disability (Liverpool Hope University, UK)

Position: Lecturer in Special Education Needs and Disability

Institution: Liverpool Hope University, UK

From the website: “As part of the on-going development of the curriculum within the Faculty of Education and in the light of strong student recruitment for entry in 2013, Liverpool Hope has the opportunity for a new colleague in the area of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND).

The position of Lecturer will require teaching and research within the field of SEND with the post holder making explicit his/her academic specialism in relation to the Faculty’s curriculum. Teaching expertise and doctoral qualification should relate to SEND.

The purpose of this post is to support the work of the SEN and Disability Studies Team in the Faculty of Education by undertaking teaching, tutoring, administrative and other duties. However, there will also be the opportunity to contribute research activity by, for example, delivering papers at Faculty research seminars and engaging in joint publications. The post holder will also be required to contribute more widely to the work of the Faculty, commensurate with the roles and responsibilities agreed for this grade. All members of the department play an active role in supporting, where appropriate, CPD, enterprise and outreach activities. The University places great emphasis upon both teaching and research and in particular the integration of the two in ways that significantly enhance the curriculum and wider student experience.”

More Info here: http://www.hope.ac.uk/jobs/lecturerinspecialeducationneedsanddisability/

DRF News, Events and Conferences

CFP: Autistic Spectrum People and Religion Research Group (ASPARRG) Seminar Day

Event: Seminar Day at University of Glasgow, UK

Date: 5th October 2013

Hosted by: Autistic Spectrum People and Religion Research Group (ASPARRG)

Brief Description: ASPARRG emerged from a joint initiative by staff at the University of Aberdeen and Cardiff University to establish an inter-disciplinary network of academics and practitioners with a common interest in the many ways in which matters of religion/spirituality and the spectrum of autism conditions may intersect. Its members come from fields as diverse as anthropology, history of religions, psychiatry, nursing and health care, practical and disability theology, ethics and ICT, literary and cultural criticism and autism research. The Group normally meets at least once a year. In 2009 a double issue of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, on the subject of ‘Autism and Religion’, was the first published outcome of two workshops, funded by the British Academy, during 2007-2008.

ASPARRG would welcome papers/presentations on the following topics:

  • autism and religion(s)
  • autism and spirituality
  • autism, community and inclusion

Closing dates for abstracts (max 500 words): 20th September 2013

ASPARRG welcomes inquiries from academics or faith representatives interested in our work, and further information can be obtained by contacting the organisers.

Abstracts, booking and inquiries to: Ruth Dunster (r.dunster.1@research.gla.ac.uk) and
Christopher Barber (cfbarber@hotmail.com)