Assistant Professor (Teaching) in Primary Education
The School of Education at Durham University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (Teaching), in Primary Initial Teacher Education. We invite applications from well-qualified and experienced Primary practitioners and educators to join the OFSTED Outstanding Initial Teacher Education teams here in the School of Education at Durham University. We are looking for a colleague who shares our passion for learning and teaching who is able to support excellence in the development of new teachers. The successful candidate will have qualified teacher status and experience of teaching in schools and university.
The School of Education is one of the very best UK Education departments, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. It is renowned for the quality of the Initial Teacher Education (ITE) provision. The ITE programmes were rated as 'Outstanding', across the board, when they were last inspected in 2011 and again in 2013. The School offers several routes into teaching, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, including programmes that lead to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and programmes that prepare trainees to work in international school contexts. The ITE provision has a well-established partnership across the North East of England, which comprises of over 500 Primary and Secondary schools. The School works closely with partners in Geneva and China to support a vibrant Community of Practice. Together, Durham University and school partners provide innovative routes for many students to realise their ambition of becoming a teacher; developing critically informed, reflective and reflexive practitioners. Our students bring qualities that are highly regarded by schools and teachers. Our alumni continue to make significant contributions to the world's teaching body - both increasing teacher diversity and addressing subject shortages.
The post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the School of Education's teaching and curriculum, while allowing unrivalled opportunities for career progression in an exciting and progressive institution. Previous experience of working with trainee teachers and/or providing professional development will be an advantage. At Durham, we work closely with our partner schools and the person appointed will be expected to engage with schools to develop this further. It would be desirable for the candidate to have experience of working with international teachers and/or international schools.
Successful candidates will ideally be in post by September 2021.
For further information please refer to the Job Description and see: www.dur.ac.uk/education/