Description of the post doc position
Teachers and the teaching profession
The candidate will work on topics related to the teaching profession including initial and continuing professional development at the Center for Advanced Research in Education (CIAE); hence he/she is expected to conduct research on topics that may include teacher development policy, factors impacting on the quality of teaching, teacher career, and to collaborate actively with researchers of the Area.
CIAE is located in the city of Santiago, the capital of Chile.
- PhD degree in Education or the Social Sciences, obtained not before 2012.
- Relevant scientific publications.
- Strong teamwork and communication skills.
- Experience in interdisciplinary work is highly desirable.
- Knowledge of Spanish is desirable, although not required.
The candidate must present a brief research proposal (up to 3000 words) consistent with the above teacher-related topics. The proposal needs to describe to the aim of the research, methodology, resources needed for its execution, and its contribution to the Education field.
Documents needed for the application
- Curriculum vitae, including publication list
- A letter stating reasons for applying (up to 2 pages)
- At least two recent reference letters, focusing on the candidate's academic work and research skills as well as experience in working collaboratively
Information about the position
- The candidate will be expected to be fully dedicated to research in an active research-oriented environment, with no teaching duties
- Expected duration
- One year (renewable for a second year)
- Preference will be given to candidates available for a longer-term commitment (e.g. willing to apply for external funding to continue their work at CIAE)
- Financial information
- Monthly salary: 1,800,000 Chilean pesos (before taxes, approx.. 3,000 US dollars)
(As a reference to rent a furnished apartment near CIAE is about US$800 per month)
- Flight ticket (round trip) will be covered
- Financial support for research is available through internal small grant applications