Senior Lecturer in English Education (Primary)

Durham University - School of Education

The School of Education seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate at Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) level. We welcome applications from well qualified and experienced primary educators with a subject specialism in English.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the School of Education’s research and teaching and the successful candidate will join the primary teaching team, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011 and 2013, along with our other ITE programmes. You must also be able to contribute to research activity in a School that is recognised internationally for its research excellence. The person appointed will also be expected to have administrative experience.

The School of Education is one of the very best UK Education departments, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked fifth in REF2014 in terms of grade point average, the School of Education is a vibrant community of scholars, with members across the range of career levels, many of who are internationally-acclaimed researchers pursuing innovative and critical research agendas, and future leaders establishing such profiles. The School of Education has internationally recognised peaks of research excellence in areas related to Evidence-based Evaluation of Effectiveness of Interventions in Education, Large-scale Assessment of Educational Attainment in National and International contexts, Intercultural Education, Higher Education, and Applied Educational Psychology.

Applicants will already be established academics and be expected to have a strong publication record, along with the ability to secure research income and attract Doctoral students. As a research active member of the School of Education, the successful candidate will be eligible to apply for research leave in line with the University’s Research or Other Paid Leave to Enhance Research scheme, as well as being provided with a generous workload allocation for research. A mentoring scheme is in place to support staff with teaching and research activities during the probationary period.

Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by early 2017.

We embrace excellence in all its forms and invite all qualified candidates to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, candidates with disabilities and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in the University.

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