Lecturer in Education (Mathematics)

£48,349 to £54,395 per annum
04 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
02 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

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

Lecturer in Education (Mathematics) REF041
Salary: AC3 £48,349 to £54,395 per annum
Permanent, Full-time: 35 Hours per week 


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 Mathematics education.  

Self-motivated and able to work as part of the Initial Teacher Education team, you will teach secondary Mathematics on our PGDE (Secondary) and BSc Mathematics with Education programmes, and primary Mathematics and Numeracy on our undergraduate BA Education and PGDE (Primary) programmes. 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 across programmes, and supporting and assessing student teachers on school experience. 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 of Mathematics in the secondary school 
  •  Experience of delivering and developing modules across the curricular area of Mathematics at undergraduate and postgraduate 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 ranked in the top 150 universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). UWS 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.  
Our professional services teams are the backbone of UWS, providing robust and innovative solutions to support the vast range of work across learning and teaching, and research and innovation. You will join a supportive and dedicated team, playing a key role in a range of work that will help drive forward our ambition to deliver world-leading research, and graduates who will design, shape and build a new future. Find out more about our professional services teams.  

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

  •  24 days of annual leave, plus a further 12 days for public/university holidays
  •  19.3% employer’s pension contribution, including death in service benefits on joining the pension scheme
  • A flexible approach to working pattern and work-life balance
  • An additional day’s leave to celebrate your birthday
  • Employee discount scheme across 3,500 retailers
  •  Fitness facilities across our campuses
  • Free gym membership
  • 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.

To be considered for this role please submit a CV and a Covering Letter highlighting your skills and experience that are relevant to the role.

To request a Job description & Person specification, please contact the recruitment team at

Closing Date: Monday 2nd October 2023
Interviews:    Wednesday18th October 2023

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.