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Associate Professor in Race, Education and Social Justice (Research and Education)

University of Birmingham - College of Social Sciences

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £56,021 to £64,914 per annum, with potential progression once in post to £84,644 (Grade 9)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 4th December 2023
Closes: 1st January 2024
Job Ref: 55799

Salary:

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £56,021 to £64,914 with potential progression once in post to £84,644. Grade 9 

Role Summary

The successful applicant will contribute at a senior level to teaching, research, and administration in race, social justice and education, as well as contributing to the wider School of Education. In addition, you will be expected to contribute to academic citizenship, likely to be demonstrated through generous, mutually respectful and supportive working relationships with all staff and students.

Teaching is likely to include: (a) development and leadership of major teaching programmes or equivalent; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability.

Research is likely to involve an established national and international reputation through significant original research work and a clear record of impact.

Management and administration is likely to include Departmental/School leadership and management activity with University wide involvement – for example through sustained high value research, knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, and public engagement or similar activities. 

Main Duties

Education 

You will contribute across the range of teaching and learning activities:

  • making a significant contribution to the pedagogical knowledge base of the subject that advances teaching through the enhancement of practice, the development of teaching resources and/or through practice-based research; 
  • leading on the management and the development of approaches to teaching and learning, including designing innovative approaches to digital resources/environments and supporting colleagues to use them that are innovative to the subject area or institution;
  • leading on curriculum design at module and programme level to ensure it is contemporary, inclusive, engaging and academically challenging;
  • actively engaging students in curriculum design and sharing evidence of “what works”;
  • making an impactful, high quality contribution to debates about education policy, methods and practices through internal and external publications, subject societies and conference activity;

Research

To pursue sustained research activity through original research and scholarship, including other research-related contributions through conference papers and presentations and/or consultancy projects and advice, including (as appropriate):

  • contributing to the management of research activities and/or supervising other research staff;
  • leading successful funding bids;

Person Specification

  • A higher degree relevant to race, social justice and education (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications;
  • Demonstrated excellence in Research, Learning and Teaching, and Management and Administration.

Learning and teaching requirements

An excellent teaching profile and performance in terms of both impact and quality.  The teaching quality demonstrated should be informed by an appropriate level of scholarship. 

Where appropriate, evidence of success under the following headings:

  • High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
  • Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity

Informal enquiries to Andrew Peterson, email: a.peterson@bham.ac.uk

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