Research Assistant in International Higher Education

United Kingdom
Aug 08, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in International Higher Education? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

You will work on an ESRC-NRF Higher Education in South Africa project under the theme ‘Organisation of Higher Education systems, Higher Education Institutions and alternative providers’ to explore the process of institutional change in South Africa, focusing on the emerging business models, new educational technologies and innovative forms of educational provision. The project is a joint project with teams located at the University of Leeds, UK and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. The role is based at the University of Leeds.

With a successfully completed Degree/Masters (or about to submit) in a relevant field of study, you will have clear research interests in one or more areas of: educational challenges from an international development perspective, innovation in education technologies and its impact on Higher Education, and socio-technology research.

You will provide general research support for the Leeds research team. This will involve analysing qualitative data, mainly in the form of interviews, supporting the collection of additional data by organising and attending events, carrying out literature searches and reviews, the analysis of available datasets, documents and other artefacts, and preparing drafts of papers and other project outputs. You will possess excellent analytical and writing skills and the ability to deal with a variety of tasks to set deadlines. The ability to work alone or as part of a team is essential, as are strong organisational skills. The post may involve some travel within the UK.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Bronwen Swinnerton, Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7837, email:


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