Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years)

Kingston University
April 04, 2024
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Senior Lecturer in Education (Early Years)


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Education, Midwifery & Social Work

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  • Role Profile (PDF, 157.97kb)
  • In this role, you will join our team of committed academics who enable students to transform lives through their practice. You will be a key member of the Early Years team in the Department of Education and Lead our popular work based learning Foundation Degree in Early Years degree delivered in collaboration by our partner colleges and schools across London. You will support a diverse range of students and teach on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Early Years (birth to eight years) and teacher education. This will include teaching one evening a week and several Saturdays across the academic year (with commensurate late starts/time off in lieu).

    The Person

    You are an inspirational Early Years advocate who is passionate about Early Years (birth to eight) education. You already show you meet the University's values of being innovative, ambitious, inclusive and enterprising and will be excited to move our provision forward. You have experience of working in the Early Years sector, have a good understanding of the diversity of provision within this and the demands to workbased learning. You are creative, flexible, proactive and enthusiastic about responding to new developments in the field of Early Years.

    You are currently or keen to become a research-engaged academic. You will contribute new knowledge to the field of Early Years through your research and scholarly activity and, in turn, enhance students' learning and practice. You are also someone who relishes the opportunity to undertake a wider area of responsibility in the Department and School.

    Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work

    Individualisation is very important to us in the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work. For our students that means a philosophy where we go above and beyond to deliver the practical teaching methods that will create the very best educators, midwives and social work and social carers of tomorrow. For our staff we provide the support they need to enable them to succeed in the different aspects of their role, including teaching, supervision and research. Everyone here enjoys an environment built on innovation where we recruit creative, original thinkers who are motivated to explore new avenues and transform learners' lives.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent position with a starting salary of £48,251 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 17 April 2024.

    For informal enquiries, please contact Ms Joanne McKibbin, Head of Department of Education.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

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