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Senior Lecturer/Reader in Education Innovation and Research (AEP)

London (Central), London (Greater)
£62,696 - £71,857 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Job description

The Centre for Education is the FoLSM school, co-led by the Deans for Life Sciences and Medical Education, that focuses on the education provision of the Faculty, and the academic and professional services staff who design and deliver that education.  

This position offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator and researcher to contribute to the advancement of pedagogical knowledge and practice within our academic community. The role requires an understanding of pedagogical theories and a commitment to excellence in both teaching and research and the ability to provide leadership in this area across the centre for Education.

We are seeking a highly qualified and experienced individual and we encourage imaginative and interdisciplinary applicants with an extensive profile of innovative approaches in pedagogy.

We offer an inclusive workplace, and we are looking for an individual who will actively engage in evolving our welcoming, vibrant, and inspiring environment. A key part of our ethos is equality, with a dynamic and fulfilling culture for all and an emphasis on tackling under-representation of female and minority ethnic researchers in science.

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities

  • To work with the co-Directors of the Centre for Education to provide leadership in the area of pedagogical research. To promote and foster a culture of excellence in education across the Faculty by working collaboratively with the Deans of Education, Heads of Teaching Departments and School Education leads to engender a scholarly approach to education.  
  • To work with Reader in Faculty development with particular emphasis to the development of pedagogical research skills amongst AEP colleagues and honorary / affiliated staff, acting as a focus for pedagogical development. 
  • To oversee a culture which embraces and perpetuates innovation and supports the development of new research-informed ideas in education 
  • To work with colleagues in similar roles across the university to deliver integrated activities that encourage research-informed and research-led approaches to education. 
  • To contribute to educational delivery as per expertise 

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.  

Skills, knowledge, and experience  

  • Leadership in education innovation and pedagogical research 
  • Experience of UG or PG education delivery 

Essential criteria

  1. First Degree or Masters in relevant subject; 
  2. PhD or in Biomedical Science, Education or a related subject (eg. clinical qualification); 
  3. FHEA or equivalent educational qualification 
  4. Experience of pedagogical research including contributions to national/international conferences publications  
  5. Highly effective oral and written communication skills, to convey conceptual and complex ideas and information, alongside good organisational and administrative skills; 
  6. Evidence of ability to develop education research skills and innovation programmes in others. 
  7. Evidence of academic leadership.  Proactive in creating and developing interactions and collaborations with colleagues with an ability to lead and function within a team and to plan and prioritise workload. 
  8. Knowledge and understanding of educational programmes, their design and delivery, across the Life Sciences and Medicine fields. 

Desirable criteria

  1. Evidence of securing funding for pedagogical research 
  2. Knowledge or experience in generative AI in a higher education setting 

  Further information

For further information please speak to Prof Helen Collins


King's College London is one of the top 20 universities in the world and among the oldest in England. King's has more than 27,600 students (of whom nearly 10,500 are graduate students) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 6,800 staff.

King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) King’s was ranked 6th nationally in the ‘power’ ranking, which takes into account both the quality and quantity of research activity, and 7th for quality according to Times Higher Education rankings. Eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). The university is in the top seven UK universities for research earnings and has an overall annual income of more than £684 million.

King's has a particularly distinguished reputation in the humanities, law, the sciences (including a wide range of health areas such as psychiatry, medicine, nursing and dentistry) and social sciences including international affairs. It has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA and research that led to the development of radio, television, mobile phones and radar.

King's College London and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts are part of King's Health Partners. King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) is a pioneering global collaboration between one of the world's leading research-led universities and three of London's most successful NHS Foundation Trusts, including leading teaching hospitals and comprehensive mental health services. For more information, visit:

King’s £600 million campaign, World questions|KING’s answers, has delivered huge global impact in areas where King’s has particular expertise. Philanthropic support has funded new research to save young lives at Evelina London Children’s Hospital; established the King’s Dickson Poon School of Law as a worldwide leader in transnational law; built a new Cancer Centre at Guy’s Hospital; allowed unique collaboration between leading neuroscientists to fast-track new treatments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, motor neurone disease, depression and schizophrenia at the new Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute; created the Cicely Saunders Institute: the first academic institution in the world dedicated to palliative care, and supported the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership in the Ebola crisis. Donations provide over 300 of the most promising students with scholarships and bursaries each year. More information about the campaign is available at

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