Assistant Professor in Childhood Youth and Education
Application closing date
Faculty / School or Service
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences (HLS)
£40,329 to £57,430 per annum
As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
The School of Psychological, Social, and Behavioural Sciences seeks to appoint
a full time Assistant Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Childhood, Youth and
Education to contribute to the provision of high-quality teaching and research
within the School. You will join our highly regarded and innovative team of
academics delivering on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.
The BA (Hons) Childhood, Youth and Education Studies has a strong emphasis
on Children and Young People's experiences of inclusion, social justice, and
equality. It aims to give students a broad understanding of children and young
people's educational outcomes by drawing on a diverse range of subject areas,
such as social policy, health needs, safeguarding, psychology, sociology and
research methods. Practice experience, employability skills and international
perspectives are threaded throughout the course so that students can develop a
global understanding of how the inclusion, development, health, and well-being
of children and young people are promoted by educational practitioners. You
will be expected to recognise the value of these distinctive features of this
course and will be committed to developing an exciting, innovative, and
research informed learning environment.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated Assistant
Professor to undertake core teaching, assessment and supporting recruitment
activities within the BA Childhood, Youth and Education Studies. You will be
expected to deliver on a range of relevant subjects, such as education,
psychology, sociology, health / development needs, professional and
organisational development, and others as appropriate. Knowledge and
experience of teaching within primary/secondary educational settings be would
be an advantage.
You will need a high level of inter-personal skills and personal effectiveness
to promote a high-quality student experience for all our students;
contributing to high student satisfaction and students' professional
development. You will have a strong commitment to continuing professional
development and to inter-professional and international perspectives. You will
also have a strong commitment to pedagogical innovation.
The School is recognized for the high quality of its provision of applied and
professional courses. This includes a broad portfolio of on-campus, off-
campus, blended and distance learning courses both discipline and profession
specific. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has strong partnerships with
employers and placement providers from a range of sectors including education,
Local Authority, social services, and the independent, voluntary and the
private sectors. We have a commitment to internationalisation, and strong
links with global partners, both within universities and practice settings.
Applied research activity is an integral part of the Faculty's business and
there is a strong commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of
research and scholarship. You will be given opportunities to develop your
Applicants must have a relevant master's degree or a PhD in an appropriate
subject and experience of delivering in an educational setting or if from a
Professional Practice background, demonstrate the ability to deliver in an HEI
Coventry University offers academic support and professional development
support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching
qualification to undertake the PgCert in Academic Practice in Higher Education
leading to Fellowship with Advance HE.
For further information please contact Dr Jess Bishop, email:
Further course details can be found at: https: // www. coventry.ac.uk/course-
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