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University Assistant Professor in Literacy Education

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Education

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £43,414 to £54,949 p.a.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 24th January 2023
Closes: 5th March 2023
Job Ref: JR35075

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge is looking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Literacy Education (Primary). It offers an exciting opportunity for a research-active educator to join a leading national and international centre engaged in teaching and educational research. The person appointed will be expected to contribute to the international profile of the Faculty through research publications, grant capture, impactful dissemination, and public engagement. 

Working with other colleagues, the successful applicant will be expected to make an immediate contribution to the Faculty's teaching and research, with particular responsibility for the literacy component of the Primary PGCE programme, supporting those training to teach children in the 3-11 age range. They will also contribute to the planning and teaching of the Professional Studies course on the Primary PGCE programme and will be a Partnership Tutor for trainees in schools. Candidates will therefore be qualified teachers, have substantial teaching experience in a primary school setting, and a proven ability to provide an inspirational, enthusiastic model of good teaching to both children and adults.

Applications are encouraged from professionals early in their careers. The successful candidate will demonstrate an outstanding engagement with literacy and English language education as a research and professional field. They will demonstrate their ability to contribute to our undergraduate and graduate programmes, including Masters and Doctoral teaching. They will have a demonstrated ability to support equality, diversity and inclusion in education within the Faculty and University. Candidates will demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding and safer recruitment when working with schools within the UK context and internationally. We particularly encourage applications from those who have been engaged with issues of inclusion in diverse populations and/or disadvantaged communities. 

For full details of the duties and responsibilities of the post, criteria for appointment and the person specification, please see the further particulars. 

Applications are particularly encouraged from candidates from under-represented backgrounds.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/39143.

Please ensure that you upload the following three documents: (1) cover letter (up to 2 pages, minimum font size 11), indicating the nature of the contribution you would make to teaching and research in consideration of the criteria of the post. (2) A detailed curriculum vitae including an up-to-date publications list. (3) A statement demonstrating commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or lived experience (up to 1 page, minimum font size 11).

The closing date for applications is Sunday 5 March 2023.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jane Warwick (jw322@cam.ac.uk), PGCE Primary Programme Manager.

Interviews for this post are likely to take place during April or May 2023.

Please quote reference JR35075 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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