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Opportunity – Director of the Centre for Education Improvement Science

The UCL Institute of Education is launching a flagship research centre – the Centre for Education Improvement Science – to lead path-breaking research on educational system improvement. It is currently recruiting a director for the centre, and you can find further details here []. This is an exciting opportunity to direct a centre tasked with making a major contribution to international research on improving education and learning.

The centre will be wide-ranging in scope, encompassing the science of learning and teaching, including educational neuroscience, as well as national and international education policy analysis. It will be interdisciplinary, drawing on expertise across the social and behavioural sciences, and the methodological and educational expertise available at the IOE and UCL. There is considerable scope to utilise existing and new resources at the IOE, such as the birth cohort studies, to create exciting and pioneering collaborations. The centre will be a public resource – a repository of robust and original evidence. It will also provide a hub for working with schools and colleges to share evidence and test new approaches and insights.

The successful candidate will have a world-leading reputation in the field of learning, education improvement and/or education policy, experience of leading significant projects and teams, and a track record of success in gaining funding in the field of education policy or educational neuroscience. S/he will have the opportunity to appoint the centre team, including three further senior appointments. If you’d like to discuss the post, please contact Professor Alison Fuller, Pro-Director Research and Development (