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Position: PhD Studentships, Centre for Engineering Education
Institution: University College London
Department: Faculty of Engineering Sciences - Centre for Engineering Education
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: Potential Projects: Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering with topics ranging from attraction/recruitment through inclusive curriculum developments, to retention, professional development, and career progression
Requirements: You should have at least an upper second-class honours degree (2: 1 or equivalent qualification) and a Master’s degree in a social science appropriate discipline or equivalent professional experience; You should have experience in engineering education or research in STEM education; The ability to think independently, interpret data, and knowledge of statistics (e.g. basic data clustering and classification methods)
   
Text: PhD Studentships, Centre for Engineering Education, - Ref:1883762 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Faculty of Engineering Sciences Specific unit / Sub department Centre for Engineering Education Location of position London Duration of Studentship 3 years Stipend £17,983 pa plus fees at the home rate (£5,690 pa if based in Engineering, £7,580 pa if based in the Institute of Education) Vacancy Information The UCL Centre for Engineering Education is a joint venture between UCL Engineering and the UCL Institute of Education (IoE) and supports the Faculty of Engineerings leadership in educational practice in engineering. The remit of the centre ranges from early years education through secondary, FE and HE to professional development and practice. Through research and active engagement, it aims to encourage the study of engineering and allied subjects and drive curriculum innovations to help create the next generation of engineering graduates needed to address complex global challenges. The Centre Co-Directors are Professor David Guile and Professor John Mitchell. The Centre has an active research portfolio, with a broad range of research projects, a regular researchers meeting, research fellows and visiting researchers and professors. Information about the Centre for Engineering Education may be found at: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/centre-for-engineering-education/ Studentship Description The Centre for Engineering Education is delighted to offer two funded (home rate) PhD studentships (fees, stipend, and research expenses) as part of its expanding research activity. Potential Projects Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering with topics ranging from attraction/recruitment through inclusive curriculum developments, to retention, professional development, and career progression. Project Based Learning and Innovations in the engineering curriculum development. Responsible Innovation in Engineering, including ethics, sustainability, global responsibility, and topics relating to the education of responsible innovators. In addition, we are specifically looking to recruit for a PhD project in the area of skills for Industry 4.0. The gradual development and embedding of AI in workplaces is transforming the nature of work and skills, and by extension occupational specialisation and the skills-sets required by graduate engineers. The implications of emergent AI-based work practices for education, both within the higher education sectors as well as in the workplace needs urgent investigation. Person Specification You should have at least an upper second-class honours degree (2:1 or equivalent qualification) and a Masters degree in a social science appropriate discipline or equivalent professional experience · You should have experience in engineering education or research in STEM education · The ability to think independently, interpret data, and knowledge of statistics (e.g. basic data clustering and classification methods). Eligibility Overseas candidates are welcome to apply, however, they would need to fund the difference between home and overseas fees themselves and specify this in their application. Applications from part-time students will also be considered. For informal enquiries please contact Professor John Mitchell (j.mitchell@ucl.ac.uk) and/or Prof David Guile (d.guile@ucl.ac.uk). In the first instance, prospective students should email a covering letter outlining the research proposal (max 2 pages) and CV to centreforengedu@ucl.ac.uk Applications will be considered as they arrive until the posts are filled, however, interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Contact name Caralyn Banham Contact details Faceng.FaultyHR@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 3 Jul 2022 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Studentship Start Date Ideally September 2022 although January 2023 is also possible. Studentship Description Apply Now
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