Lecturer (Childhood and Youth Studies)

Manchester Metropolitan University - Childhood, Youth & Education Studies

Our internationally renowned Faculty of Education is an engaging and welcoming community of academics, researchers, teaching professionals and industry specialists with a history in education of over 100 years. Based in our £139 million Brooks Building, our facilities, including modern lecture theatres, specialist teaching areas and drop-in resources, are as impressive as our approach to education.

The School of Childhood, Youth and Education Studies offers highly regarded undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Early Childhood, Youth and Community and Education Studies. We will launch a new BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology and MSc Educational Psychology (Conversion) in September 2018 and a new BA in Community Education in 2019.

The Childhood and Youth team is a diverse and vibrant multi-professional group engaged with theory, practice and research related to early years, childhood, youth and community contexts. We have a successful record in research and commercial income generation. Members of the programme team have also published widely and have esteemed international reputations in their field. There are strong links with ESRI’s research groups (see: http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/resgroups/index.php). 67% of our research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’ in the REF 2014, with 100% of our research impact being rated ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world leading’.

Within the role you will lead and work closely with colleagues in delivering all aspects of the programmes. We are particularly keen to attract a colleague with an exciting vision for attracting and developing those who will inspire children and young people together with their communities. You will also take a key role in supporting the School’s research and knowledge exchange strategy and a doctoral qualification is essential (candidates with theses at submission stage will be considered).

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Kerry Moakes (k.moakes@mmu.ac.uk).

You will have expertise in Childhood, Youth and Community Studies and will be able to act as a unit leader and able to contribute to programme leadership. You will have experience of developing teaching and learning with diverse student groups in higher education and ideally a passion for generating learning opportunities through new digital platforms. You will also have experience of and commitment to critical approaches in Childhood, Youth and Community Studies and be able to offer insights into how policies and practices impact upon society and services for children, young people, families and communities. You will have subjected your own specialist areas of expertise to critical analysis and research and will be able to support students in making sense of practice experiences and to engage with a range of professionals, parents and children and young people.

If you would like to join our people and share our ambition, we would love to hear from you.

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