Assistant/Associate Professor (Teaching) in Humanities and Geography ITE

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

Assistant/Associate Professor (Teaching) in Humanities and Geography ITE

The role

The School of Education has an opportunity for either an Assistant Professor (Teaching) or Associate Professor (Teaching), depending on experience, in Humanities and/or Geography and Pedagogy Initial Teacher Education. 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 a colleague who shares our passion for learning and teaching who is 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. They will be able to enthuse and motivate students, be able to employ innovative teaching approaches and have excellent interpersonal and facilitation skills. Previous experience of working with trainee teachers and/or providing professional development will be an advantage. The post involves teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate trainee teachers and some administrative responsibilities related to the courses. 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.

The successful candidate will ideally be in post by September 2019.

Vacancy Reference: EDUC19-58 

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