Applications are invited the post of Research Assistant for a research project on peer to peer learning strategies with deaf learners acquiring English and other language skills ("Deaf Multiliteracies" project).
The deadline for applications is 28 August 2017.
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 Ghanaian implementing partner, and hence the employer for this post, is the University of Ghana.
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.
The post is available on a full-time basis, or as a combination of full-time and part-time work. The initial duration of the post is 12 months, renewable up to a maximum of 30 months. The salary is commensurate with the standards applied at the University of Ghana for this type of work.
The expected start date is 1st October 2017.
We particularly encourage Deaf candidates who fulfil the essential criteria to apply for this role.
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