Lecturer in Education (Primary ITE Social Studies)

Ayr, South Ayrshire (GB)
£46,047 to £51,805 per annum
05 Dec 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Jan 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

University of the West of Scotland
School of Education and Social Sciences
Ayr Campus


AC3: £46,047 to £51,805 per annum
Full-time: 35 Hours per week 

The Post - Lecturer in Education (Primary ITE Social Studies)

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is one of the country’s largest modern universities and aims to have a transformational influence on the economic, social and cultural development of the West of Scotland, and beyond. UWS has a distinctive multi campus portfolio, with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Lanarkshire, London and Paisley and over 100 international partners.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the School of Education and Social Sciences – Division of Education for an enthusiastic lecturer in Primary ITE Social Studies.  

Self-motivated and able to work as part of the Primary ITE Team, you will teach on our undergraduate BA Education and PGDE Primary programmes, provide support to students generally, and work on a range of modules within the BA Education and PGDE Primary programmes. If suitably qualified, the successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to Masters and doctoral supervision. This post requires the applicant to be a registered teacher with General Teaching Council for Scotland. You will be involved in developing the curriculum within the School, coordinating modules within undergraduate BA Education programme and will support students on school placement. This post also involves undertaking research within one of the School’s research centres.

The successful candidate should have the following:

  • Degree and relevant postgraduate/PhD qualification or equivalent qualification 
  • Be registered (or be eligible to register) with GTC Scotland.
  • Experience of learning, teaching and assessment within social subjects (History, Geography, Modern Studies, RE) in the primary school
  • Have experience of delivering and developing modules across the curricular area of Social Studies at undergraduate and post-graduate levels; and experience of hybrid delivery of learning and teaching and of use of authentic/real-world assessment approaches
  • Commitment to delivering high quality teaching and supporting an outstanding student experience. 

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

UWS was named Higher Educational Institution of the Year in The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022 and is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) as well as in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). University of the West of Scotland is one of Scotland’s largest and most dynamic modern universities. Our reach across the country, together with our London campus, means that UWS is a significant force in global knowledge creation, innovation, and a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and research degree education. Our degrees provide students with a transformational experience; equipping them with highly sought-after graduate skills that set them up for global success in world-leading sectors, industries and businesses. 

With cutting-edge courses, modern pedagogy and practical knowledge, we enable our students and staff to experience the joy of learning, teaching, research and innovation, and apply their knowledge for the benefit of others.  
The School of Education & Social Sciences at UWS combines sector-leading education provision with strong expertise in social science teaching and research in the west of Scotland and beyond. You will join a supportive and committed team, playing a crucial role in the School’s commitment to social justice and making a difference locally, nationally and internationally. Our students benefit from innovative, practice-focused and research-informed courses, and deep-rooted partnerships with leading organisations across the world. Find out more about our School of Education & Social Sciences.

We offer our staff a caring and supportive environment, across five campuses, and a competitive benefits package which includes: 

  • 35 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  • 23% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  • Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing resources, including occupational health, physiotherapy and access to our Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Professional, career and research development opportunities.

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

Closing Date: Wednesday 4th January 2023
Interviews:      Tuesday 17th January 2023    

The University reserves the right to shorten/extend the closing date of any position where a high/low volume of suitable applications are received. Therefore, if you are interested in this role, an early application would be encouraged.

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.