Senior Lecturer for PG Professional Development

Manchester Metropolitan University

Contract type: Permanent

Average weekly working hours: 37,00

We are one of the UK’s leading, internationally excellent educational centres, ranked first in the North West by the Complete University Guide 2014/15. 67% of our research was rated internationally excellent or world leading in REF2014. Our primary and secondary initial teacher education provision is rated Ofsted ‘good’.

We host a number of centres of excellence in knowledge exchange, including: Early Years and Childhood Studies; the National Award for Special Educational Needs Coordination; and STEM Education North West. Around 4,000 students study with us in Manchester and Cheshire and we work in partnership with over 1,500 schools, colleges and other organisations.

The Postgraduate Professional Development Programme has approximately 1000 students including both full- and part-time.

We seek an experienced senior lecturer able to make a significant contribution in one or more of the following areas: Education, Language Education, Bilingualism, Education and Society, Early Childhood Studies, Community Development, Youth Work: Leadership and Practice; Educational Leadership; STEM Education; Inclusive Education and SEND, Teaching and Learning, Coaching and Mentoring, Autism Spectrum Conditions, Specific Learning Difficulties, NASENCo.


You will contribute to the leadership, management, development and delivery of the Professional Development Programme, both full- and part-time, including on-site and off-site.

You will coordinate the work of tutors teaching on the programme and manage quality assurance processes.

You will make a significant contribution in at least one of the current award areas.

Take the lead in increasing recruitment to the full-time provision and developing overseas delivery of the programme.

You will contribute to other programmes in the faculty depending on experience and expertise.

Make a significant contribution to the work of at least one of the Faculty’s four RKE centres.

Undertake research, knowledge exchange, and other scholarly activity to contribute to the development of the faculty of education, delivering commercial enterprise activity where appropriate.

Ideal Candidate

You will have substantial experience in teaching postgraduate Education courses.

You will have, or be close to completing, a Doctorate in Education and active in research and knowledge exchange.

You will be an innovate self-starter able to take responsibility for projects and drive them through to completion. You will have extensive experience in partnership working.

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