Senior Teaching Fellow in Early Years Education

University College London - Department of Learning and Leadership

UCL Institute of Education

Part Time : 29.2 hours per week (80% FTE)

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 8. 

The Department of Learning and Leadership (L&L) is a large specialist research and teaching department of approximately 130 academic staff. The breadth of our work includes internationally renowned research, outstanding teaching and teacher training, and cutting edge consultancy and knowledge mobilisation. Our main aim is to contribute new ideas and knowledge that have the widest possible impact in order to enhance education as an academic discipline, and as a field of practice and policy.

The post holder is to deliver high quality teaching and assessment within the Early Years Initial Teaching Training programme. It is made up of teaching design and delivery, including tracking student progress through assessment and supervising school experience and other practical work, whilst contributing to teaching approaches and curriculum development. Alongside engagement with students, by providing pastoral care and mentoring roles, is essential. The role also incorporates scholarly activity, with the appointee expected to maintain and develop teaching and subject expertise. The post requires travel to Early Years settings and schools across London.

This post is available from 1st January 2017 until 31/08/2017 in the first instance.

The successful candidate will have strong working knowledge of the early years curriculum, including ages 0-3 years. With an established teaching reputation an a honours degree and Qualified Teacher Status. Specialist knowledge of Early Years Education, the successful candidate will need to have experience in working effectively with student teachers, and will be committed to developing outstanding teachers. They are expected to have strong professional and interpersonal skills whilst being highly organised, with excellent project management skills. Ideally, candidates will have research experience or have the potential to be research active.

UCL vacancy reference : 1606812

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

For further details about this post please email Ayshea Craig (

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

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