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Reader in Education

Edge Hill University

Location: Ormskirk
Salary: £54,943 to £60,022 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 19th November 2021
Closes: 1st December 2021
Job Ref: EHT1053-1121
 

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together.

About You

To be successful, you will have demonstrated the capacity to inspire best practice and promote enhancement activity relating to research, with an outstanding track record of independent research of international standing amongst the academic community. The capacity to lead development of the Department’s developing research profile in education is essential.

Research and teaching specialism might include (but is not limited to):
• Curriculum research and design
• Teacher agency
• Policy critique
• Education, race and inclusive pedagogy
• Philosophy and education
• Religion and education

About the Role

The Department of Secondary and Further Education is looking to appoint a Reader to provide research leadership and contribute to teaching across programmes in the Department, including MA Education pathways and our suite of undergraduate Education Studies and other programmes leading to Qualified Teacher Status.

Working with the Associate Dean, Head of Department and other senior colleagues, you will decide on the departmental research strategy and direction of research in education. In this role you will be responsible for the effective management of your own research activity and sustaining a leading research programme, making decisions regarding which projects to pursue and when to make funding applications.

Rewards/Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development.

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has been judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor David Aldridge at Aldridgd@edgehill.ac.uk

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

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