|Salary:||£43,414 to £56,592 Grade 8|
|Placed On:||14th March 2023|
|Closes:||11th April 2023|
The Department of Education is looking to appoint a Departmental Lecturer in Child Development and Education. You will lecture and teach graduate students on the professional programmes offered by the department, predominantly the Child Development and Education pathway of the MSc in Education. You will also conduct internationally leading research on child development and education, including attracting funded projects in this area. For this post, the Department wishes to appoint a candidate whose main research and teaching experience is in the area of child development and education. All academic staff in the Department are expected to be strongly research active and the person appointed will enhance the Department’s REF profile through their publications and research funding. A proven high standard of ability to research and to provide graduate teaching and supervision is expected for an appointment to be made.
You will be responsible for working with the MSc Education Course Director to develop the course structure and content within the specialist area and contribute to overall curriculum development on the course through course committees and strategy working parties. You will prepare, teach and evaluate workshops, lectures and seminars, supervise student assignments and dissertations, take part in assessment of examined assignments and undertake admissions interviews. You will also be responsible for managing independent research projects within a broad programme, including: identifying sources of research income, developing proposals and making funding applications to secure it, as well as writing research articles for prestigious peer-reviewed journals.
The successful candidate will hold, or be close to completion of, a relevant PhD/DPhil, as well as a good first degree (or equivalent), and have teaching and research experience in the field of child development and education. You will possess an aptitude for teaching and awareness of pedagogic methods, have sufficient breadth and depth of knowledge in child development and education to plan and teach MSc Education curriculum sessions, and an excellent understanding of current issues in the education of children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. You will have evidence of developing a strong publication record, the ability to write research proposals, experience of quantitative/mixed-methods research and analytical techniques, and familiarity with the existing literature and research in child development and education. The successful candidate must also have strong interpersonal skills, and a track record that demonstrates the ability to work and interact effectively with people in a wide range of different roles.
The post is full time and fixed term until 31 March 2025.
This position is available from 01 May 2023.
Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your application, explaining how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for this post.
For further details of the role, please see the job description. The closing date for applications is midday on Tuesday 11 April 2023 and only applications received by this deadline will be considered. Interviews will likely take place week commencing Monday 24 April 2023.
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