Month: July 2018

Call for Expressions of Interest – Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

Call for expressions of interest for Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in “Implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Digitisation in workplaces in relation to the redesign of jobs and the creation of new job”

University College London, Institute of EducationDepartment of Education, Practice and Society

Location: London

Salary: basic salary £32,548.00 gross per annum (Grade 7, Spinal point 30), plus London allowance £3,031.00 per annum and top up allowance ranging from £8,750.00-£20,000.00 depending on pension contributions and dependants.

Hours: Full time

Contract type: Fixed term

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 6 August 2018

Closing date for submission of applications: 12 September 2018

 

 The Fellowship

The Marie Sklodowka Curie Individual Fellowships (MCIF) are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a generous allowance for 1-3 years including mobility, family and research allowance. Applicants can be from any country, must hold a PhD (or equivalent), and must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the MCIF deadline on 12 September 2018. The MSCA have a bottom-up approach, i.e. research fields and topics are chosen freely by the applicants.

 

Introduction

The Department of Education, Practice and Society (EPS) at the University College London (UCL) Institute of Education (IoE) welcomes expressions of interest from postdoctoral researchers with an excellent track record of research and publication to apply jointly with a supervisor from EPS/IoE to the European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from two or more IoE Professors as well as from EPS peer-review system to develop their proposal and application for submission to the European Commission by 12 September 2018.

The UCL/IoE lead professor is:

  • Professor David Guile, Professor of Education and Work and Head of Department of Education, Practice and Society

and, the co-supervisor is:

 

Research themes

Expressions of Interest that take the following issues as their starting point – the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Digitisation in workplaces in relation to the redesign of jobs and the creation of new jobs – and are aligned with one of more of the following research themes are welcome:

  1. The impact of the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and Digitisation in workplaces on professional formation, including learning
  2. Practices and processes of workplace learning and skill development in emergent forms of digital work such as online labour platforms or gig work
  3. Policy and practice implications of digitisation and AI for vocational educational, higher education and learning throughout working life
  4. Skill development and skill matching in platform workplaces
  5. Practices and processes of worker self-organisation and networking for learning and skill development in platform labour

Candidates with a (interdisciplinary) background in, including but not limited to, Education, Sociology, Learning Sciences, Psychology, Communication Studies, Information Science, Business and Organisational Studies/Human Resource Development are welcome to apply.

 

How to express your interest

Expressions of interest should include:

  1. A copy of your CV (including a full list of your publications and research projects)
  2. A 2-3 page Research Proposal Summary, which includes details as to which research area(s) from the list above you are interested in
  3. A 1-2 page motivation letter identifying synergies with key research areas listed above

Please email your EoI pack as one single PDF file attachment, putting ‘MCIF Expression of Interest’ as your email subject to IOE.recruitment@ucl.ac.uk  by Monday 6 August 2018.  

Expressions of interest will be selected on the basis of the quality of the research idea and the candidate’s track record. Candidates will be invited to make a formal application with their EPS/IoE supervisors. Results will be announced on Monday 13thAugust.

Please note: UCL Research Finance require the successful proposal, with budget, to be submitted to them 5 days before the EU’s MCIF deadline 12thSeptember. This means the final version of the successful proposal will have to be submitted to Professor Guile and Professor Margaryan on Monday 3rdSeptember.

For further information please contact Professor David Guile ( d.guile@ucl.ac.uk ) or Professor Anoush Margaryan ( anoush.margaryan@gmail.com ).

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