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Job Opp: Lecturing Jobs at Liverpool Hope

Liverpool Hope University is currently advertising two Disability Studies-related jobs: more information can be found on the following links.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Education SEN & Disability –  http://www.hope.ac.uk/jobs/lslecturerineducationsendisability/

Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow in Education (Four Posts Available) – http://www.hope.ac.uk/jobs/postdoctoralteachingfellowineducation-2aeds/

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Job op: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Education Studies (Sheffield Hallam University)

What: Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Education Studies

Where: Sheffield Hallam University (Department for Education, Children and Inclusion, Faculty of Development and Society)

(Note from DRF team: ‘Education Studies’ courses at this institution include quite a bit of Critical Disability Studies and ‘Inclusion’ content – if this is your area, please consider an application.)

Position: Permanent. Full time. £31,331 to £45,941 per annum, dependent on experience

Ref: DS 537/13

More Info: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHN760/lecturer-senior-lecturer-in-education-studies/

This post offers an opportunity to teach within the Department for Education, Children and Inclusion, contributing to curriculum development and delivery. You will teach on our BA (Hons) Education Studies course as well as other related courses; designing and delivering innovative, high quality and challenging learning experiences, which equip your students with the skills, knowledge and attributes required by employers.

We take a holistic approach to the student experience, aligning our teaching with high-quality learning support and the very best of facilities. Building on this approach you will contribute to curriculum development and delivery, and other forms of scholarly activity as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will teach and support students by taking a learner centred approach in line with the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy.

We want to hear from you if you are vitally engaged with your subject areas through research, scholarship, or professional practice, and capable of generating that enthusiasm and commitment in our students. You should have a post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline, alongside well developed and current knowledge and understanding of critical, practical and theoretical issues relevant to Education Studies. You will also need the organisational skills to manage conflicting demands and meet deadlines.

Our employment package includes generous holiday entitlements, pension scheme and other staff benefits such as wellbeing initiatives, child care vouchers, development and training courses and assorted staff discounts.

Non-EU Nationals please note: we welcome applications from non-EEA applicants. However, we have a legal responsibility to ensure that all employees are entitled to live and work in the UK. Before applying please check whether you would be eligible to work in the UK under the points-based system by using the UKBA points-based calculator. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website. If you will need a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship, contact us before applying to check whether we should be able to issue one if you’re appointed.

Further information and application forms are available by telephone 0114 225 3950 or email recruitment@shu.ac.uk. (Please quote reference: DS 537/13).

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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/

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Job Opportunites at OISE, Univ of Toronto, Canada

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE) is advertising a number of tenure stream jobs we thought you might be interested in.  Of particular interest might be:

Click on the links to find out more.

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Lecturer and Professor Positions Advertised at the University of Exeter (UK)

The University of Exeter (UK) are seeking applicants for a Lecturer in Inclusive Education and a Professor in Special Educational Needs and Inclusive Education– please click on the links for more information or visit the searchable ‘job’ site at www.exeter.ac.uk/jobs.

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European Disability Forum seeks ‘Policy Officer’ and ‘European Parliamentary Officer’: Are you the One?

The European Disability Forum has announced the opening of 2 positions: Policy Officer and; European Parliamentary Officer.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 17 November 2011 ~ Dates of the interview: 24-25-26 November 2011

POLICY OFFICER: More information on EDF website

EDF is seeking a dynamic policy officer with good knowledge on transport, accessibility, gender equality, inclusion and non-discrimination. The ideal candidate is committed to a human rights/social model approach to disability, understanding of social policy in relation to disability policies, able to work effectively in English and French and to assimilate and communicate information. The knowledge of EU policies, EU institutions and procedures will be an asset.

EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTARY OFFICER:  More information on EDF website

EDF is also looking for someone with good knowledge on the European Parliament, its committees, EU legislative process, relations with other institutions and consultative bodies and an ability to promote adequate legislation and policies based on human rights, social inclusion and non-discrimination for people with disabilities. The ideal candidate is: committed to a human rights approach to disability, has a good understanding of the interplay of disability with other policy areas, able to work effectively in English and French and to synthesise and communicate information. The knowledge of EU policies, EU institutions and procedures is essential.

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Contact a Family announces Vacancies for ‘Parent Carer Participation Associates’ (UK)

Contact a Family is a UK-wide charity providing advice, information and support to the families of all disabled children.

To support the ongoing development of parent carer participation, they are looking to recruit a bank of experienced Associates who can offer specialised one to one support to strengthen local parent carer forums on an “as required basis”.

The role will involve working closely with the Regional Parent Carer Participation Advisor and other key local stakeholders to support local areas who may benefit from temporary intensive, independent support.

To apply for this opportunity please send your CV, a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and two letter of references or recommendations, to recruitment@cafamily.org.uk by the 28th September 2011. More information can be found here.  Full details and a role profile can be downloaded here.

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Fancy teaching Disability Studies in Australia?

The Disability Studies teaching program – a Graduate Certificate in Disability Studies & Master of Human Services (Disability Studies) –  at Griffith University is one of the largest in Australasia and applies and promotes a critical perspective of disability in research and teaching. The school also offers opportunities to pursue a research higher degree in disability studies and is currently advertising for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Disability Studies. More information on the vacancy can be found here