Lecturer in Education - PE

University of Stirling - Faculty of Social Sciences

The Post

The Faculty of Social Sciences seeks a Lecturer in Education with a specialism in Physical Education and Health. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly-rated Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team and the successful applicant will work alongside faculty colleagues to deliver pre-service and in-service courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level within a research led academic environment. The successful applicant will join a Research Group in the Faculty, commensurate with their research interests and expertise.

The successful applicant will contribute to research, undergraduate and postgraduate professional teaching programmes, and Masters and doctoral supervision. S/he will have a professional background in and enhanced knowledge of teaching in relevant contexts, as well as a proven track record in teaching and learning. Proven ability to lead on curriculum development and work collaboratively with other practitioners and organisations is essential. The successful candidate will have a strong record of engagement in research and publication, and should also be fully registered as a teacher by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or eligible for full registration.

Description of Duties

The post will involve the following:


  • Teaching Education courses
  • Supervising Masters and research students
  • Joint responsibility for the teaching and development of modules and programmes
  • Supporting seconded staff in developing teaching
  • Visiting schools to support students and staff
  • Contributing to other programmes, as required, and possible within workload allocation

Research and knowledge exchange

  • Being active in research and knowledge exchange
  • Producing high quality research publications of international standing
  • Bidding for research and development income from research councils, government departments, charities, etc.
  • Participation in and development of national and international research collaborations

Other contributions

  • Responsibility for module and programme leadership, administration and quality enhancement
  • Liaising with relevant staff in relation to marketing, communication with and recruitment of students
  • Developing external relations with schools, Local Authorities and other organisations
  • Other duties as specified by the Dean of the Faculty

 For further information, including essential criteria and details on how to apply, please see www.stir.ac.uk/jobs

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