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Two research positions with the IT Tralee UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation

Two research positions with the IT Tralee UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation

The opportunity to join the UNESCO Chair research team in County Kerry, Ireland.

In 2013 the IT, Tralee became the first third level institution in the world to receive a UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport, Fitness and Recreation. The Chair uses education, training and research to advance towards more inclusive societies using PE, sport, fitness and recreation as conduits to social justice. The Chair has a global remit. Some of the major challenges of modern times are addressed by the Chair activities including healthy and active aging and tackling societal challenges such as inclusion and wellbeing. The Chair activities extend across such disciplines as education and training, adapted physical activity, social sciences, social entrepreneurship, health, pedagogy, assistive technologies, ICT, policy and development work.

The establishment of the Chair commits the Institute to working closely with UNESCO to advance policy and practice in the field and to engage in collaborative education, training and research activities with multi-disciplinary partners globally to advance knowledge and practice. The IT, Tralee is advancing the research agenda of the UNESCO Chair and is currently developing a suite of internationally focused undergraduate and postgraduate educational programmes.

UNESCO Chair researcher
The successful candidate work as part of a research team undertaking the research and development activities of the Chair. In addition, the candidate will participate in EU projects and undertake the necessary research work to fulfil the requirements of the project. Attendance at meetings in Europe will be necessary.

UNESCO Chair post-doctoral researcher
The successful candidate will be a key part of a research team undertaking the research and development activities of the Chair. They will undertake global review of policy as it relates to UNESCO Charter and other normative instruments. In addition they will write and support other staff and researchers in writing academic publications connected with the Chair work. In addition the candidate will pursue relevant EU and other funding programmes necessary to secure funding to advance the education, training and research activities of the Chair.

 

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