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English Research Advisor | Peace Corps Response - Rwanda

Posted By: Peace Corps Response
Date: Wednesday, 27 September 2017, at 1:34 p.m.

Two Peace Corps Response Volunteers are needed to serve as English Research Advisors for the University of Rwanda. A partnership between the University of Rwanda and Peace Corps has existed since 2015. There is a pressing need to expand the partnership to research and capacity-building activities. Many of the staff in the center for language enhancement are junior researchers/lecturers who need the expertise of experienced researchers/lecturers to share experiences, guide them and partner with them in research activities that will help them gain knowledge and experience to successfully deliver and advance in their academic career as well as improved teaching by lecturers and researchers.

English Research Advisors with a PhD in English-related fields and experience in higher learning, research and producing publications are needed to build the capacity of university lecturers/junior staff on research methodologies and writing and publishing academic/journal articles. The volunteer will:
Share knowledge and expertise related to English language teaching/learning through regular professional development activities such as lecturing, seminars and workshops
Involve and advise staff in designing and carrying out research projects
Update and advise junior staff in developing and updating teaching materials
Train staff in research methodology in the areas of teaching and learning in higher education, English language teaching/learning etc.
Train and coach staff in writing academic/journal articles for publication
Partner, train, mentor and advise staff in writing and publishing research articles

The goal of this assignment is to increase capacity of university lecturers/junior staff in the area of research and getting articles published.

To learn more, view the position at: https://www.peacecorps.gov/volunteer/response-openings/english-research-advisor-5056br/


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