Recruitment for research project
Applications are invited for several posts in the categories of Research Assistant and Peer Tutor for a research project on peer to peer learning strategies with deaf learners acquiring English and other language skills ("Deaf Multiliteracies" project).
The project is a collaboration between two UK universities (University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster University) and three universities in the Global South (in India, Ghana and Uganda), as well as several deaf-led NGOs in the same countries. The Indian NGOs who will employ the project staff are the Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women (New Delhi) and the Rural Lifeline Trust in Odisha.
The objectives of the research follow on from a previous pilot project on "Peer to Peer Deaf Literacy (P2PDL)". The four research questions extend the work from the pilot project in terms of targeted learners (deaf children at primary school) and the targeted skills (multiliteracies). The project aims to address inequalities faced by deaf learners by pursuing a strongly participatory approach with a large deaf research team working with groups of deaf learners in the target countries and by focusing on the educational systems related to language and literacy provision.
All posts are available on full-time and part-time basis. The initial duration of each post is between 6 months and 12 months depending on the individual post, renewable up to a maximum of 30 months per post (full-time/part-time combination). The salary range for research assistants is INR 23,000-INR 24,500 and for peer tutors INR 16,000-INR 17,500 on a full-time basis.