Research Associate/Fellow (Office of Education Research) [OER 04/16 LCK]

  • The National Institute of Education invites suitable applications for the position of Research Associate/Fellow on a 12-month contract at the Office of Education Research.

    Project Title: Researching and Developing Pedagogies Using Unplugged and Computational Thinking Approaches for Teaching Computing in the Schools

    Project Introduction: This project has a focus on teaching computational thinking in the schools through building teachers’ capacity in teaching computing in Singapore, using the unplugged approach as one of the pedagogies. We plan to design workshops for teachers to introduce computational thinking skills and develop their capacity to teach these skills with their students. After attending the workshops, we plan to work closely with the teachers to observe how they enact the lessons in the classroom and to co-design with them subsequent follow-up activities that may involve the plugged approaches. We would also like to study students' learning outcomes as a result of the teaching. 

    • Master’s and/or Bachelor’s degree with good honours in computer science or related field for the position of Research Associate
    • PhD in computer science or related field for the position of Research Fellow
    • Possess some appreciation or knowledge of teaching computer science
    • Prior experience in doing educational research would be an advantage
    • Able to work independently 
    • Have good written and communication skills 
    • Manage the day-to-day running of the project
    • Liaise with schools involved in the research and work with teachers
    • Co-design computing lessons and activities, and if needed, co-conduct them
    • Perform research analysis, prepare research reports and statistical tables 
    • Contribute to academic publications and presentations
    • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Principal Investigator 
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following item/s:

    • Application form for Research Positions
    • Cover letter explaining how you meet the requirements of this position
    • Supporting documents as stated on the job application form
    • Other documents to support your qualifications

    Please send your application to:

    Prof Looi Chee Kit
    Office of Education Research
    c/o Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group
    National Institute of Education
    1 Nanyang Walk
    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3268
    Fax: (65) 6896 8038

    **We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified**

  • 5 May 2017
  • NIE staff can take chartered buses at their own expense from or near their homes to the NIE campus. This is subject to availability of seats.