Lecturer in Initial Teacher Education (Science)

Ayr, (GB)
£36,914 to £44,045 per annum
20 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

UWS is a university that dares to be different. We are proud that we are delivering on our purpose to change lives, transform communities, and encourage enterprise through outstanding, distinctive and progressive higher education.

The School of Education & Social Sciences at UWS is a newly-merged School which is comprised of three divisions: Education; Social Sciences; and, Psychology & Social Work. More than 3000 students study on programmes in the School, across our various campuses, supported by over 100 academic staff and professional service colleagues. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our BA Education degree, currently ranked at number 1 in the UK i The Guardian University Guide 2020.

The Division of Education offers a variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. These include courses in initial teacher education, early years, community education, and languages. We have an exciting portfolio of Master’s programmes as well as a professional doctorate and healthy postgraduate research numbers. There are around 40 academic staff in the Division, supported by professional service colleagues.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the School of Education & Social Sciences for an enthusiastic lecturer.

Self-motivated and able to work as part of the Initial Teacher Education team, you will lead the Science provision on our PGDE Secondary, PGDE Primary, and BA Education programmes. You will be involved in developing the curriculum within the School, supporting initial teacher education students, and have opportunities to contribute more widely across the School’s portfolio. You will undertake research and scholarly activity within one of the School’s research centres. GTCS registration, or eligibility for such, is a requirement of the post.

The post is full-time and based at the Ayr campus. You will need to travel to other campuses, and internationally, where required.

Further information, including details of how to apply are available at

Closing Date:    Monday, 2nd December 2019

Interview Date:  Monday, 16th December 2019

UWS is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.

UWS is a “Disability Confident” employer.

University of the West of Scotland is a registered Scottish charity, no. SC002520.