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Lecturer in Teacher Education (Primary)

The University of Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum (A revised salary range for this grade of £48,350 - £59,421is planned to take effect from Spring 2024)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 22nd February 2024
Closes: 15th March 2024
Job Ref: 9807

The Institute of Education, Teaching and Leadership within Moray House School of Education and Sport is inviting applications for a Lecturer in Teacher Education (Primary) to support the delivery across undergraduate and postgraduate Initial Teacher Education Primary programmes. This post is full-time (35 hours per week), open-ended and can be appointed on a Teaching and Research or Teaching and Scholarship track.  

We invite applicants who share our values and commitments to education to join our vibrant teacher education community and work with us to help make a difference.

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to sector-leading Teacher Education provision for Moray House School of Education and Sport in the area of primary education. The post holder will make a key contribution to the leadership, development and design of teaching, pedagogy, and assessment across the Primary Education curriculum. The post holder will have extensive established research informed practice and expertise in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Primary education pedagogy 
  • Approaches to curriculum making 
  • Assessment practices as/for/of learning 
  • Mentoring/supporting students (with key focus in school-based contexts)
  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Technologies and/or digital education
  • Maths education
  • Social studies

We welcome applicants who can bring a critical and creative understanding of curriculum and the role of the teacher and have been active in leading and designing innovative projects and developing partnerships between community and schools. It would be considered advantageous for candidates to have expertise across multiple areas noted above. 


Candidates will have some knowledge and understanding of the Scottish Education system and the Broad and General Education phase and will be able to refer to research and scholarship in these areas. 

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Being appropriately registered as teacher with the General Teaching Council of Scotland, or eligible to register.  For applicants who qualified as a teacher outside Scotland please see here for information on GTCS registration https://www.gtcs.org.uk/registration/apply-as-a-teacher/qualified-outside-scotland-teacher/). Applicants not eligible for GTCS registration will not be considered.
  • Established credibility and experience in at least 1 of the curricular areas noted in job purpose, making a demonstrable impact at school, local authority or national level, and/or within Teacher Education in a Higher Education context. 
  • Demonstrate a critical, informed, creative and scholarly capacity to engage with students and work collaboratively with colleagues and external partners.
  • Critical knowledge and understanding of practice(s) in relevant areas as evidenced in research publications, extensive professional experience and/or public presentations 
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