Teaching Fellow (104798-1121) . Job Reference: 1881062

University of Warwick

United Kingdom

December 8, 2021

Description

Vacancy Type/Job category

Teaching Only

Department

Centre for Teacher Education

Salary

£31,406 - £40,927 per annum, pro rata

Location

University of Warwick, Coventry

Vacancy Overview

Open to internal candidates only.

Full-time, fixed term contract from 4 January 2022 to 23 December 2022. Please note applications for fractional / part time positions will be welcomed.

As part of the Centre's Digital Education Transformation project a member of the existing Secondary PGCE Teaching Team is being ‘seconded' to take a lead role in defining and implementing a distinctive approach to blended learning and digital methods to deliver teacher training and CPD in our regional network and international programmes.

This has created an exciting opportunity within the Centre for Teacher Education at The University of Warwick. CTE has as a long tradition of working in close partnership with local schools to provide high quality values led post-graduate teacher training courses.

Commencing January 2022, the fixed term Teaching Fellow post/s will help support and contribute to the Secondary PGCE programme, including partnership visits to schools, teaching on the university PGCE modules, personal tutoring and marking of assignments. The successful candidates may also undertake key duties to support CTE's range of Teacher education Programmes, enhancing and maintaining its reputation for excellence.

Applications from any subject background are welcome. Depending on experience there may also be opportunities to contribute to subject specialist taught sessions. Experience in working with initial teacher training students in either a school or university setting would be an advantage.

Informal enquiries about the role welcome to Dr Andrew Hind, Head of Secondary ITE (recruiting manager) Andrew.Hind@warwick.ac.uk )

Applicants should note that due to the nature of this role, any job offer will be subject to the satisfactory completion of an Enhanced DBS with children's barred list check.

Interview Date: Wednesday 15 December 2021.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:

This post/s will support and contribute to the PGCE Secondary programme, teaching university sessional content, potentially to include leading a Professional Enquiry seminar group, acting as personal tutor for a number of PGCE trainees, marking of PG assignments, as well as undertaking partnership/moderation activity with local schools.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Research and Scholarship

§ To reflect on practice and the development of your teaching and learning skills.

§ Engage with research, theory and scholarship to inform your teaching.

Teaching and Learning Support:

§ To teach as a member of a teaching team in a developing capacity within Secondary PGCE initial teacher education programme.

§ To develop teaching materials, methods and approaches.

§ To identify the learning needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives.

§ To ensure that content, methods of delivery and learning materials will meet the defined learning objectives.

§ To supervise the work of personal tutees, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems through personal tutorials.

§ Support the well-being of personal tutees.

§ Mark and feedback on academic submissions at Masters Level against the relevant grading criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.

§ To work closely with Partnership schools to ensure an excellent student experience and where appropriate work with schools to improve school-based training on placement.

§ Moderate assessments of school-based aspects of training.

§ To support the Quality Assurance policies and processes of the Centre.

Administration and other activities:

§ To undertake duties related to course administration, such as attendance records, etc.

§ To attend Centre for Teacher Education meetings, as required.

§ To undertake other activities, appropriate to the grade, as agreed with Senior Teaching Fellows and Programme leads.

Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.

Essential Criteria 1

Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject (a)

Essential Criteria 2

UK teaching experience in a secondary school setting (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) (a)

Essential Criteria 4

Knowledge of UK education policy, specifically in relation to schools and teacher education (a,c)

Essential Criteria 5

Evidence of sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and of teaching methods and techniques to work within secondary (a,c)

Essential Criteria 6

Experience of contributing to teacher education in a school or university setting. (a,c)

Essential Criteria 7

Evidence of drawing on up to date research to inform practice in school or ITT teaching (a,c)

Essential Criteria 8

Evidence of administrative abilities and skills (a,c)

Essential Criteria 9

Effective communication (oral and written) skills, presentation and training skills (a,c,d)

Essential Criteria 10

Good interpersonal skills: including the ability to undertake difficult conversations (a,c)

Essential Criteria 11

Ability to work independently and as part of a team on teaching programmes and administrative tasks (a,c)

Essential Criteria 12

Understanding and appreciation of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a,c)

Desirable Criteria 1

Experience of teaching adults as a Teacher Educator in a University setting (a)

Desirable Criteria 2

Master's qualification or equivalent professional experience (a)

Desirable Criteria 3

Evidence of an understanding of moderation and quality assurance in Teacher education partnerships (a,c)

Further Particulars

Our vision and ambition for the Centre for Teacher Education (CTE) derives from a commitment to continue the long history of Teacher Education at the University of Warwick where generations of new teachers gain employment in our partner schools to improve the life chances of the children they teach. Our programmes are underpinned by our Warwick Teacher Values of values of social justice, intellectual curiosity and creativity.

The Centre builds on the success of Warwick's existing expertise in teacher training, which was most recently graded as outstanding by OfSTED in 2016. In addition to the traditional PGCE core training route, the CTE also offers PGCE School Direct. Our PGCEs cover early years, primary and secondary across a range of subject specialisms and all include Masters level credits as standard. The MA in professional Education offers a progression route for these teachers and increasingly an opportunity for schools and networks of schools to work towards on collaborative University MA awards.

Student experience and high-quality provision are the foundations on which the CTE is built. We regularly provide all of our trainees, partners and other stakeholders with opportunities to tell us about their experiences, so that we can continually improve and become a world-class provider of professional education. Looking ahead, the CTE aims to become a thought leader in teacher training in addition to developing a series of global opportunities for bespoke professional development that makes use of the most effective learning technologies.

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our University Further Particulars.

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website.

Athena SWAN The Centre for Teacher Education is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, which recognises work undertaken to address gender equality, representation and progression for all staff working in an academic environment. The University holds an Institutional Silver award. Further information about the work of the university in relation to Athena SWAN can be found at the following link: Athena Swan (warwick.ac.uk).

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The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual's differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University's Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.

Closing Date

8 Dec 2021

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