Senior Lecturer in Childhood and Early Years Studies

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£41,526 - £51,034
22 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for an experienced academic to join the Childhood and Early Years team at Northumbria University. Working within the  Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, the subject area of Education, Children and Young People is a large and diverse discipline, which includes post graduate studies for qualified teachers and academic colleagues new to Northumbria,  undergraduate early years and childhood studies, as well as a range of initial teacher education programmes.  Although primarily attached to the Childhood and Early Years team you will have the opportunity to teach across a number of programmes, including MA provision. You will contribute to all aspects of the academic development of students, as well as liaising with academic colleagues across the university undertaking continuing professional development.

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of effective approaches to innovative higher education learning and teaching. You should have experience of supporting the teaching and learning of students on undergraduate Childhood and Early Years Studies programmes. An ability to apply an holistic approach to the childhood and early years field would be an advantage; please indicate your specific areas of expertise within your application.

You will be doctorally qualified in the field. You must have expertise in teaching and learning with specialist knowledge gained through research activity within the higher education sector or beyond. Proven ability to deliver high quality research led teaching within an appropriate field and a strong research profile are essential for this role. You will have fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

We welcome applications from individuals who have an established research profile in this area of study. Working in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multi-disciplinary, with social justice at the heart of what we do. You will work flexibly as part of a team, to contribute to teaching, research, enterprise and engagement. Your role may involve Programme Leadership within the department, and you may be required to undertake teaching and leadership roles across the department.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Head of Subject Karen Hudson or Director of Education Charmaine Agius Ferrante 

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter, CV including research /education statements, and grants and publications list. Please highlight your highest quality research outputs (please indicate a rank from 1 to 4) up to a maximum of 4, since 2017.  In addition, candidates are asked to provide copies of the top 2 research outputs (Journal / book chapter /practice-based portfolio).Where possible candidates are asked to combine all of these documents into a single file.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

Currently, due to COVID-19, academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

Please note this vacancy will close on 11/02/2021