Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Education (STEM)

University of Stirling

The Post

The Faculty of Social Sciences is seeking to appoint a lecturer or senior lecturer to contribute to its Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programme, with a specialism in secondary Engineering Science and/or Technology or Science. The appointee will contribute to research programmes and to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as appropriate to their disciplinary specialism. This post-holder will provide support for our partnership ITE programme with Heriot Watt University (concurrent undergraduate degrees in Professional Education with Engineering Science and Technologies, Chemistry and Physics). 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 team working and enhancing the contribution of research and education in their area to the Faculty of Social Sciences. The successful applicant will join one of our research groups, (e.g. Child Well-being and Protection, Education Studies) 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:


  • 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.

Learning and Teaching

  • Assisting with managing resources for the learning and teaching 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.
  • Supporting seconded staff in developing teaching.
  • Visiting schools to support staff and students.
  • Recruiting and supervising PhD students.
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