Principal Lecturer in Education

University of Hertfordshire
July 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:£56,021pa
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Contract Type:Permanent
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Post Title: Principal Lecturer in Education (MA Education Programme Lead)

SBU/Department: Schools of Law and Education

FTE: 1.0 FTE working 37 hours per week

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH 9 £56,021pa to £66,857pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: De Havilland Campus, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

We wholeheartedly encourage and welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ backgrounds who are currently under-represented within our School

In the Schools of Law and Education, we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience, based on current research, and coupled with practice. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience, which is also evidenced by the number of students graduating with good honours degrees and our strong employability rates.

We are excited to offer an opportunity for an individual who has an enthusiastic approach towards working with students and the wider university and can contribute specialist knowledge and skills relevant to MA Education. The successful applicant will work as part of a friendly, ambitious, and enterprising team who deliver excellent programme and continue to develop it in innovative and creative ways.

The post is of principal lecturer with the role of MA Education Programme Lead.

Main duties and responsibilities

The successful candidate will, in liaison with the Senior team, provide academic leadership of the MA Education programme and related postgraduate qualifications. The postholder will provide guidance, direction, and leadership to a team of colleagues and assume responsibility for quality standards and the enhancement of learning, teaching and assessment, and the overall academic experience of students. You will also be responsible for the ongoing development and refinement of the MA Education programme and will support the growth of the department. You may be asked to line manage staff within the Schools and will be expected to develop and teach innovative, engaging and research-informed modules.

You will work co-operatively and supportively as part of the Schools' teaching team, including off-campus student outreach and other recruitment activities such as open days where required. You will also work closely with the Associate Deans, Head of Department, and Programme Leaders in order to continue the growth of the department and the development of the Schools' teaching and learning initiatives and ensure the currency and innovative nature of the curriculum.

Skills and experience required

You will have teaching experience at primary, secondary, or tertiary level in Education, experience of teaching at postgraduate level would be an advantage. You will also have experience of designing or contributing to the design of engaging and intellectually stimulating modules which have professional relevance. Ideally you would also be able to offer experience of teaching in other areas of education. Experience of undertaking and leading research (in particular quantitative) and knowledge exchange, including obtaining funding, would be highly advantageous.

You will possess the ability to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students. Proficiency in English language is critical, with good self-management and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills. A solution focused approach towards work and the work of the Schools within a business-facing University, and a commitment to the ongoing development of teaching and learning skills will be evident from your application.

Qualifications required

You will hold honours degree (or equivalent) in related discipline and a master's degree in education or equivalent level professional qualification. Undertaking or having completed a doctorate would be advantageous.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Sylwia Holmes, Head of Education and Continuing Professional Learning Department: [email protected]

Closing Date : 12 July 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 059416

Date advert placed: 15 May 2024

The University offers every individual the opportunity to succeed. We want our staff to represent diverse life experiences and different cultural heritage. We recognise that the field is not ‘level' and want to actively address barriers to progression. We also challenge stereotypes through stimulating discussions on sensitive topics and partner with networks both within and outside of the University to enhance inclusivity in the workplace. We wholeheartedly encourage and welcome applications from individuals from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and LGBTQ+ backgrounds who are currently under- represented within our School.

We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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