Assistant/Associate Professor (Teaching) - Quality Assurance/Quality Enhancement Lead Practitioner

Durham (GB)
£33,199 - £58,089
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Jan 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor (Teaching) in Quality Assurance / Quality Enhancement Lead Practitioner

The role

The School of Education has an opportunity for either an Assistant Professor (Teaching) or Associate Professor (Teaching) Quality Assurance/Quality Enhancement Lead Practitioner, depending on experience. We invite applications from well-qualified and experienced educators to join the OFSTED Outstanding Initial Teacher Education teams here in the School of Education at Durham University. We are looking for colleagues who share our passion for learning and teaching who are able to support excellence in the development of new teachers.

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, 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.

Our vacancy 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. The successful candidate will have qualified teacher status and experience of teaching in schools. Candidates will also have experience working within Initial Teacher Education. They will have knowledge of regulatory frameworks within ITE, Quality Assurance mechanisms and significant experience of the Ofsted Inspection cycle. They will demonstrate an understanding of the complex ITE landscape and the Regional needs for Teacher Development. They will be able to enthuse and motivate staff, have excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills, be highly organised, able to manage a varied and challenging workload and have a collaborative approach. The post involves working with ITE staff, students and partnership schools across phases. At Durham, we work closely with our partner schools and the person appointed will be expected to engage with schools to develop this further.

Teaching track colleagues are expected to engage in scholarship to inform their practice. The School has a scholarship support team who guide and mentor new staff, as well as providing opportunities to share best practice and attend external events.

Successful candidates will ideally be in post by September 2019.

Vacancy Reference: EDUC17-1