Lecturer in Education x2

University of Stirling - Faculty of Social Sciences

Post Details

Location: Stirling Campus                             

The Post

The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint staff to contribute to its Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme: two Lecturers in Education with specialisms in secondary education (STEM) or primary (with specialism in additional support needs, literacy and numeracy and/or STEM). The appointees will contribute to research programmes and to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate to their disciplinary specialism. The secondary STEM postholder will provide support for our joint programme of STEM ITE with Heriot Watt University. This innovative new programme seeks to address the current shortfall of teachers of STEM subjects, which is a national priority for the Scottish Government.

Applicants should be prepared to research and teach in a multidisciplinary environment and will have a strong commitment to education and research in this area; to team working; and to enhancing the contribution of research and education in their area to the Faculty of Social Sciences. They will join one of our research groups, (e.g. the Centre for Child Well being and Protection, Curriculum and Pedagogy) and will develop their research in collaboration with the group. Working across groups is actively encouraged. Teaching, research and administrative expectations will be commensurate with the level of appointment as outlined in the job specification.

Description of Duties

The postholder will be responsible for the full range of duties associated with the delivery of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in Education, specifically on the ITE programme, and for conducting research in a relevant area. This will include:



  • 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.

Learning and Teaching

  • 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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