Senior Lecturer in Education (MSc Outdoor Environmental Education Programme Lead)

University of Hertfordshire
May 02, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263pa
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Post Title Senior Lecturer in Education (MSc Outdoor Environmental Education Programme Lead)

SBU/Department: School of Law and Education

FTE: 1 FTE (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa to £56,021pa dependent on 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

At the School of Law and Education, we pride ourselves on delivering a truly innovative learning and teaching experience coupled with practice-led, hands- on experience. MSc Outdoor Environmental Education is a unique programme which aims to enrich and radically transform educational practices, move away from stationary classrooms and utilise outdoor education. Our students consistently provide excellent feedback about their educational experience.

We are excited to offer an opportunity for an individual who has a motivated approach towards working with students and the wider university and can contribute specialist knowledge and skills relevant to Outdoor 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.

Main duties and responsibilities

You will lead the teaching team on the MSc Outdoor Environmental Education Programme and provide high quality teaching, research and module leadership as well as pastoral and academic support for home and international students. You will participate, as required, in the development and review of current and new programmes and enhance the school's wide range of co-curricular, fieldwork and outreach activities. You will oversee the monitoring of student progress and provide advice and guidance to personal tutors and students as appropriate. You will be encouraged to develop a research profile related to outdoor education. In addition to this, you will contribute to the ongoing evaluation and review of the Schools' activities. You will also contribute to the administration of the Schools by undertaking additional roles, such as being a module lead and joining or leading teams involved in activities such as recruitment, admissions, timetabling or programme support.

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 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 with relevance to Outdoor Environmental Education. 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 and may have experience of managing risk assessments and health and safety provision relating to outdoor education activities.

You will possess the ability to use technology to enhance the quality and flexibility of delivery to students, and to promote the activities of the Schools' students. Proficiency in English language is critical, with good self-management and time management skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.

A motivated 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 (in particular the growing use of technology in relation to blended learning activities) will be evident from your application.

Qualifications required

You will hold honours degree (or equivalent) in related discipline and hold a Master's degree in Education or equivalent level professional qualification. Undertaking or having completed a PhD, research or professional experience, a Fellowship of Advance HE, holding Outdoor First Aid and/or a category D or D1 driving license would be highly 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.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Lewis Stockwell, Lead for Postgraduate Taught Education, [email protected]

Closing Date : 2 May 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference Number: 058175

Date advert placed: 21 March 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 are a committed equal opportunities employer and we particularly encourage applications from BAME candidates to reflect our diverse student cohort and staff under-representation where it exists.

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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