Senior Lecturer in Education (Lifelong Learning)

University of Stirling - Faculty of Social Sciences

Post Details

Location: Stirling Campus                             

The Post

The University’s Strategic Plan for 2016-2021 http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/our-strategy/ sets challenging goals for the University and Faculties, of raising our league table position to the top 25 in the UK, increasing our income by £50 million, enhancing our research profile by 100% and placing internationalisation at the heart of everything we do. Every member of FSS has a role in contributing to this effort.

The aims for this appointment are to:

  • To secure expertise in an area, lifelong learning, which bridges several areas of work in the Faculty, and retains and develops research expertise in adult learning.
  • To capitalise on strengths in ageing research by bringing a contribution to understanding the development of learning across the lifecourse: this will support multidisciplinary bids research funding bids on well-being, inclusion and growth in later life, in keeping with our focus on research to inform ageing well.
  • To provide flexible teaching capacity that can work across programmes in the Faculty, with a primary contribution to Professional Education and/or TQFE.

Description of Duties

The postholder will be responsible for the full range of duties associated with the delivery of undergraduate and post-graduate education in Education in relation to lifelong learning (broadly defined) and for conducting research in this area. This will include:

  • Providing academic leadership including maintaining an overview of external funding and strategic research developments.
  • Conducting high quality research and publishing in their field.
  • Raising external research funding, in collaboration with colleagues across the Faculty and University and with external partners.
  • Being an active member of a relevant Research Group in FSS.
  • Taking forward international developments in education and research, working with the Faculty Internationalisation Committee.
  • Assisting with managing resources for the education programmes in social sciences (undergraduate and postgraduate) and with leading future developments in these programmes.
  • Co-ordinating modules as required, entailing the development of teaching materials, direct teaching and assessment.
  • Contributing specialist teaching input to Faculty programmes as appropriate.
  • Recruiting and supervising PhD students.
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