Job vancancy: supporting the teaching and learning of quantitative methods in higher education in geography

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The following two posts are available with: (1) The University of Bristol /RGS-IBG, London Research Assistant: Supporting quantitative methods teaching in geography (50%, University of Bristol), £30,122 - £31,948 (pro rata), (2) The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), London: Project Officer:Supporting quantitative methods teaching in geography (50%, RGS-IBG), £26,500 - £28,500 (pro rata). Preferred start date Monday 2 July 2012 (negotiable).

The Royal Geographical Society (with The Institute of British Geographers) and the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol are seeking a Research Assistant and a Project Officer to lead on two linked projects funded by the British Academy, ESRC and HEFCE concerned with supporting the teaching and learning of quantitative methods in higher education in geography.

Each of the projects has funding for a 50% time post for a 12-month duration. Applicants may apply for one or both jobs and we are particularly interested in appointing one person to both roles. If you are willing to combine both posts into the equivalent of a full-time post we would encourage you to apply.

Should you apply for both posts and be successful, you would receive a separate contract with each organisation and the salary would be reflected accordingly in line with the organisations own salary scales. You would then be based at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in London. Otherwise, position (1) can be based in Bristol or London.

You will audit existing provision, identify good practice, develop online resources and workshops to disseminate findings and support educators, and develop a series of online case studies to showcase the importance of quantitative methods for geographers and in the workplace. You will work with Dr Catherine Souch, Head of Research & Higher Education at the RGS-IBG, and with Dr Richard Harris at the University of Bristol

The post would be suitable for someone who has an interest, knowledge and confidence in the teaching of geography in Universities, and in equipping students with the transferable skills they need for the workplace. Experience in the use of quantitative methods (i.e. GIS and elementary statistics) for research is essential.

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