Lecturer in Education Studies - R&T

University of Glassgow
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£48,350 - £56,021
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Contract Type:Open-ended
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Lecturer in Education Studies - R&T;

Job Purpose

To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with the MSc/MEd in Education Studies. For appointment at Grade 8 a substantial contribution will include delivering, organising, and reviewing these processes in line with school strategic objectives.

The MSc/MEd in Education Studies is the largest post-graduate taught programme in Education at the University of Glasgow. The programme is designed to deepen understanding of education and enable graduates to critically analyse education practice, provisions and policy in their own current or future professional context. This broad area of education involves intellectually rigorous study of educational processes, systems and approaches, and the cultural, societal, political and historical contexts within which they are embedded.

This appointment is suitable for individuals with expertise from diverse areas of education or a broad knowledge across several themes of education research. Applicants are encouraged to outline their intellectual fit for contributing to the MSc/MEd in Education Studies in their application. We particularly encourage applications from individuals with expertise in: politics and education, education policy, philosophy of education, technology enhanced learning, higher education, STEM education, assessment, pedagogy and curriculum studies.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to the subject area.

2. Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate undertaking knowledge exchange activities.

3. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School/College. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

4. Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the College/School

5. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

7. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in the subject specialism, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

7. To supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students

8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding, and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access.

9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate.

10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.

For appointment at Grade 8 in addition to the duties and responsibilities outlined above

13. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner which supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment, making a substantial contribution to the teaching and learning activities within the School.

14. Develop new and effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

15. Develop a growing portfolio of research outputs and activities and support early career staff in developing their own portfolio.



A1: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD, EdD) or equivalent in related discipline

Knowledge, skills and Experience


C1: Sufficient breadth and/or depth of knowledge in a specialist subject(s) within education and of teaching methods and techniques to work within the subject area of Education Studies

C2: Proven commitment to working collaboratively within a team contributing to the organisation, teaching and assessment large-scale scale courses to learners with diverse learning styles.

C3: Ability to design, review and enhance learning, teaching and assessment programmes as demonstrated by an emergent track record.

C4: Emerging reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in this subject area.

C5: Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to the discipline, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

C6: Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.

For appointment at Grade 8 in addition to above

C7: Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in specialist subject(s) within education to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support within the area of Education Studies.

C8: Established track record of research in subject area.

C9: Proven ability to design, review and enhance learning, teaching and assessment programmes.

C10: Track record of effective co-ordination of courses/programmes and staff contributions to courses/programmes

C11: Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.


D1: Esteem in subject area as evidenced by contributions to workshops and seminars for external bodies.

For appointment at Grade 8 i n addition to above

D2: Track record of reviewing for academic journals and/or funders.

Please use the criteria template attached at the bottom of this page to show you meet the essential criteria. Please upload the completed criteria template in your application along with your CV and cover letter. Applications which do not address the essential criteria as requested will not be progressed.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7/8, £ 39,347 - £ 44,263 / £48,350 - £56,021 per annum.

This post is full time and open ended. Up to 4 positions available.

The University of Glasgow has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. If you require a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK, you will be required to meet the eligibility requirements of the visa route to be assigned a Certificate of Sponsorship.

Please note that this post may be eligible to be sponsored under the Skilled Worker visa route if tradeable points can be used under the Skilled Worker visa rules. For more information please visit: https: // www. gov.uk/skilled- worker-visa.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 147310 Close Date : 17-Jul-2024 23:45

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