The Office of Education Research (OER) of the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore, encompass 5 priority research areas in:
- Cognitive, Emotional and Social Learning
- Learning Sciences & Innovations
- Schools, Leadership and System Studies
- Teacher Professionalism and Learning
- 21st Century Competencies and Motivation
Since 1 April 2008, the Office of Education Research (OER) has led efforts to spearhead programmes grounded in the principles of advancing research, development and innovation at NIE. OER is committed to providing the resources and support systems – through the governance, monitoring, quality assurance and dissemination of education research – that will produce high-quality education research with impact on policy and practice. OER oversees two research centres of excellence – the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice (CRPP), and the Centre for Research in Child Development (CRCD).
CRPP aims to conduct rigorous, relevant multidisciplinary research and development that inform policy, pedagogy and practice in Singapore and internationally. With a strong focus on advancing knowledge in the 5 priority areas above, CRPP provides researchers with valuable research opportunities and platforms to enhance their global academic profile.
CRPP is looking for Research Scientists/Senior Research Scientists to join their research efforts in the priority area of Schools, Leadership and System Studies (SLSS). Research into SLSS seeks to describe, formulate, explain system-level educational change leverage points; investigate educational choice, transitions and pathways, and youth identity formations; measure, model and explain systemic pedagogic, curricular and assessment shifts; conduct longitudinal research and leadership research.
We are interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: sociology of education research, classroom observations research and methodologies, quantitative longitudinal research, qualitative longitudinal research, assessment research and pedagogical research. Preference will be given to candidates with research experience in quantitative methodologies, educational choice, transitions and pathways, and youth identity formations.
Candidates with appropriate qualifications and relevant research experience are encouraged to apply and successful candidates will work with a team of passionate and driven researchers in the SLSS priority area.