Senior University Teaching Fellow (Primary Education)

University of Greenwich

United Kingdom

December 7, 2021


Senior University Teaching Fellow (Primary Education) FEHHS Education: Primary Education B Location: Avery Hill Campus

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 plus £3762 London weighting per annum Part Time Hours: 0.4 FTE Contract Type: Permanent Release Date: Wednesday 24 November 2021 Closing Date: Tuesday 07 December 2021 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 2958

Welcome to the School of Education, University of Greenwich. An important goal of the School is the advancement of knowledge and professional practice through teaching, research, innovation and enterprise. This is set against the background that our key commitments include training inspiring teachers and researchers who have the capacity to innovate through pedagogical knowledge and practice, and through new modes of conceptualising and designing research. These goals are central to our character, and accomplishing these goals underpins our commitment to self-reflection and renewal, and to working collaboratively with partners within and outside the University to achieve our goals.

The School of Education is split between our new ITE facilities at Avery hill and the newly refurbished Dreadnought building on the Greenwich campus.

The School is composed of six portfolios which allow us to organise our work into the different areas of activity. These include early years, primary education, secondary and further education, continuing professional development, and childhood and youth studies portfolios. The School offers several programmes, from undergraduate to Doctoral level, as well as a range of routes for initial teacher education. All programmes are carefully designed to empower and enable graduates to develop important knowledge and skills they can use to contribute to transforming classrooms, staffrooms, boardrooms, communities and society.

The School has numerous partners within and outside education and plays a pivotal role in community service at the local, national, regional and international levels. The history and reputation of the University of Greenwich and the School of Education makes us the preferred partner for educational consultancies and other partnership opportunities.

Although this is a teaching fellow contract, without a formal requirement for research practice, you will be joining a School and Faculty that is building a strong interdisciplinary and cross-professional approach to solving the grand challenges facing society. Staff within the Faculty engage with one or more of the interdisciplinary Faculty Research Centres within the Institute for Lifecourse Development:

  • Centre for Chronic Disease and Ageing
  • Centre for Inequalities
  • Centre for Mental Health
  • Centre for Professional Workforce Development
  • Centre for Thinking and Learning
  • Centre for Vulnerable Children and Families
  • We are seeking applications for a senior teaching fellow who will be able to conduct high quality teaching on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in primary education, specifically on the BA Primary Education with QTS, Primary education studies and PGCE programmes. The role will focus on delivering high quality education in a variety of formats. We would particularly welcome applications from those with expertise in Primary geography, English, maths, art, or professional studies. For more comprehensive information please see the full job description.

    Informal enquiries can be made to Iain Kitchener, Head of School.



    Sarah Smith, Programme and Portfolio Lead for Primary Education.


    We are looking for people who can help us deliver our mission of transforming lives through inspired teaching and research, through our values.

    The university welcomes people from diverse and underrepresented communities who can help the university to achieve its mission.

    We do this through taking positive action such as encouraging applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Time to Change Employer Pledge/Mentally Healthy Universities, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff, and removing barriers to improve inclusion.

    We encourage applicants to disclose experience of mental health problems so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Any information disclosed will be kept confidential and separate from the job application form.

    We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees' experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

    Apply Online

    Further details: Job Description & Person Specification

    We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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