Senior Lecturer in Professional Education (AEP)

London (Greater) (GB)
£60,048 - £68,946 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
29 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Apr 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Job description

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is appointing a Senior Lecturer in Professional Education.  The successful candidate is expected to take up the Faculty role of Pro-Vice-Dean (Professional Education) for a period to be agreed with the postholder. This appointment is made on the College’s Academic Education Pathway (AEP), meaning that its focus is on education, pedagogy, educational innovation and leadership, and the delivery of our participant experience.  As Senior Lecturer, the role will play a prominent role in the strategic leadership of Education.  As Pro-Vice-Dean (Professional Education), they will lead on the broader strategic development of this exciting new provision across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and its Institutes (the Digital Futures Institute and the Global Cultures Institute).   
We are seeking an outstanding and passionate educator with a commitment to teaching, training and career building in the professional world. The successful candidate will have a track record of designing, delivering and leading Higher Education teaching at all levels, experience of contributing to a major teaching programme or equivalent activity. An understanding of curriculum design in HE is essential, and evidence of engagement with the theory of HE pedagogy is an advantage. For this role, we are looking for an expert who combines experience in the management and delivery of professional education with subject expertise broadly defined in Global Cultures and/or Digital Humanities. Indicative areas of curriculum development are: digital innovation, the digital economy, digital data ecosystems, product design, user experience design, intercultural communication, cross-cultural leadership and cultural studies.  
In addition to its existing undergraduate and postgraduate offerings, the Department and Faculty are currently building a suite of online programmes and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses. The post holder will make a key contribution to both strands. The post holder will work closely with the Faculty’s Global Cultures Institute and Digital Futures Institute in this, as well as with the Department. We are interested in candidates who can lead our teaching and training programmes in areas of professional practice related to these areas. As such, we particularly welcome applications from candidates with relevant professional experience outside academia.
The Department supports and values highly excellence in scholarship fitting to the Academic Education Pathway role, which prioritises educational enquiry and innovation, and pedagogic development. Scholarship represents an important vehicle for our strategic aims in enhancing teaching, learning, the participant experience, and the broader academic culture of the Faculty and the wider College. Arts and Humanities educational scholarship seeks to make outstanding contributions in this domain, nationally and internationally. This post will not require the postholder to deliver research outputs not relating education.  
Candidates with significant research outputs and profile, but with limited evidence of excellence in their educational practice and knowledge of innovative pedagogic practice and scholarship are unlikely to be shortlisted. This is an education-focused appointment and candidates will be expected to evidence attainment and potential in teaching and learning within an HE context.  
King's is committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and through this appointment it is our aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. We particularly encourage applications from women, people from global majority ethnicities, LGBTQ+ identities, and from people with disabilities.  
This post is an open-ended position with a probation period, which is usually three years. 
 This post will be offered on a full-time indefinite contract from 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.