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Technical Writer Position at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Nuremberg, Germany) In an International Evidence-Based Research Project For the Creation of a World Giftedness Center (WGC) in Dubai One technical writer position as Scientific Writer is to be filled as of 1 November 2017 (or later) for two years (24 months, with the option of extending the position by two additional years) for a joint research project focused on the evidence-based investigation, conceptualization, and creation of a virtual World Giftedness Center (WGC). The scientific writer position will be located at the Department of Educational Psychology and Excellence Research at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Nuremberg, Germany). The position will be fulltime and run for two years (until 31 October 2019, with the option of extending the position until 31 October 2021). Salary and benefits for the position are according to the German pay scale TV-L 13 (West). Description of the Research Project The goal of the research project is the evidence-based development of an international World Giftedness Center (WGC)-to be located in Dubai-as a virtual center that will offer youth, parents, educators, researchers, and other educational stakeholders a variety of scientifically developed, pedagogically sound resources for understanding and nurturing individuals' gifts and talents on all continents. The WGC will bring together and make available the best existing knowledge and practices the world has to offer on giftedness and make this knowledge readily available to all interested parties from around the world to the ends of improving education and research practices related to the development of excellence. The research project will, furthermore, offer best-practice gifted education experiences as a means of putting its own ideas on gifted education into action to the benefit of the world's youth. The scientific writer will be a key member of the project team working to make this vision into a reality. Requirements For the technical writer, the following basic requirements apply: You hold a tertiary degree at the Bachelor level (Level 6 in the ISCED 2011 categorization) or higher from a recognized university or equivalent institution of higher learning. You have a proven track record of excellent writing in English. At least 70% of your K-12 education and the coursework for at least one postsecondary degree took place in English while you were residing in an English-speaking country. You have a passion for detail-oriented, accurate writing and revising in English. You are enthusiastic about the overall goal of the research project. You are willing to take part in media production (eg teaching videos, podcasts, ) as speaker and/or presenter You are willing to live and work in Germany. You enjoy working with people from heterogeneous cultural backgrounds. You have experience with and the ability to enjoy intensive, high-commitment teamwork on outcomes with deadlines. The following specific additional requirements also apply: A field of tertiary study with clear relevance for your work as a scientific writer or a professional track record that documents an equivalent amount of science literacy A proven track record of excellent writing and editing of texts on scientific topics in English for specialist and/or non-specialist readerships A willingness to record yourself reading scientific or education writings aloud for project work (eg, for podcasts). Applications should include: CV Uncertified copies of all university-level and high school transcripts. Should you be offered a position, you will be required, on short notice, to then provide certified copies (or sealed original records) of all transcripts. Writing samples (maximum 10 pages) References and/or letters of recommendations A brief audio recording of you reading a text in English out loud (maximum 65 seconds) We look forward to receiving your application in English via e-mail to Mr. Marold Reutlinger (; one pdf file and one audio file) by the end of 26.10.2017 (Central European Time). The Chronicle of Higher Education. Category: , Keywords: Technical Writer0


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