Associate Professor Learning and Teaching

University of the West of England, Bristol - Education & Childhood

This post requires enhanced DBS clearance.

The Department for Education and Childhood offers a range of programmes in Childhood, Education, Initial Teacher Education and Professional Development. These are thriving courses which we run in partnership with a wide range of educational and cultural organisations.

The department is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor Learning and Teaching. 

This I-grade post is part of a drive to increase research leadership and capacity in the department, and further develop our expertise in learning and teaching, including digital learning. 

As an Associate Professor you will be expected to contribute to the leadership and support of others in developing research in the department, and also work with colleagues across the faculty and university, and with partners, as part of a wider contribution to research and knowledge exchange. You will also be expected to produce high quality outputs relevant to the department and seek links between research and teaching. 

You will have a doctoral level qualification and research outputs in a subject area relevant to this post and which would contribute significantly to an Education unit in the REF.

Your contribution to the design and delivery of teaching will also be a highly valued aspect of this role; relevant programmes include the PG Cert Academic Practice, MA Academic Practice, MA Education, EdD, BA(Hons) Education and Technology and Initial Teacher Education programmes.

Please see the full job description and person specification for the role at

Closing date: Sunday 12th November 2017

Interviews: Week beginning Mon 27th November 2017

Informal enquiries can be made to Helen Bovill, Associate Head of Department Research, or Mandy Lee, Head of Department,

Other benefits, in addition to salary:

  • a generous holiday allowance of 35 days
  • up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition;
  • flexible working;
  • excellent defined benefit pension schemes;
  • option to participate in the cycle to work scheme;
  • family friendly policies;
  • onsite nursery at our Frenchay Campus;
  • option to purchase childcare vouchers.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed – with £300m being spent on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation between now and 2020 to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol.

UWE Bristol is an ambitious university. Together, our people are working hard to advance knowledge, inspire people and transform futures. We are looking for people with the skills and ambition to help us achieve those aims.

We are a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures.

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