The consortium is recruiting a wide range of staff over the coming months. These opportunities are listed below and will be updated frequently so please visit us regularly if you are interested in joining this exciting venture.
Applications can be made via the individual institution’s own website.
Research Assistant / Associate for Mainstreaming Learning Analytics
The post holder will work on how we can adapt, deploy and mainstream our learning analytics tool across a number of educational establishments nationally. The work will build on the experience of OU ANALYSE project which aims to increase the retention rate at the Open University and at the same time to improve the quality of education. Internet technologies enable universities to offer their students educational resources online and, at the same time to collect information about the use of these resources.£29,799 - £38,833
Research Assistant / Associate for Blockchain Learning Verification
This IoC blockchain learning verification post holder will build on the work of the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University (KMi) who have built up an active research and development group focusing on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies. Members of KMi are working on the use of blockchains to create a trustable, decentralised repository for educational certification, ePortfolios and datasets with privacy concerns or which could be subject to tampering. We are also working on connecting blockchains with Linked Data.£29,799 - £38,833
The Department of Computer Science is seeking to appoint a University Teacher to support our involvement in the Institute of Coding. One of the University of Sheffield’s key contributions will be the development of a national network of student companies. The aim is to build and disseminate the success of the Genesys Solutions student company at Sheffield (see the “teaching” section of www.epigenesys.org.uk). You will work to assist other universities in establishing their own student companies in areas such as software engineering, cybersecurity and/or data science.£39,992 – £47,722