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Assistant Professor in Education (EDU_03)

Durham, United Kingdom
£45,585 - £54,395 per annum
Closing date
29 Jun 2024

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The School of Education invites applications from Educationalists with a specialism in the field of Digital Literacy and Pedagogies, whose research aligns with one or more of the School's areas of research activity. The successful candidate will support the teaching of digital pedagogies at UG and PGT level, and through their evidence-based research they will have a key role in informing the design of the School's programmes and modules, supporting staff in the School of Education as it continues to embed and develop digital learning approaches across its curricula. They will also have a key role in the implementation of new online PGT programmes and will be expected to actively contribute to one or more of the School's Thematic Research Clusters. For more information on these see:

The School of Education at Durham University is one of the best in the country and beyond. The School represents an environment that is conducive to producing research of world-leading quality and enabling outstanding impact, in terms of its vitality and sustainability. This is evidenced by the fact that, for instance, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021), 86.7% of the publications produced by colleagues at the School of Education was considered world leading or internationally excellent in terms of their rigour, significance and originality. At the same time research conducted at the School of Education has a strong impact beyond academia as it changes or benefits the economy, society, culture, public policy or services, health, the environment or quality of life (100% of impact case studies submitted to REF 2021 were considered outstanding in terms of their reach and significance).

The School of Education is committed to research-led teaching and diversity in approaches to accommodate needs and potential of student learners. Our current portfolio of teaching ranges from undergraduate programmes (a BA in Education Studies and a BA in Primary Education), through Postgraduate Taught Masters pathways (from MA Education to MA Intercultural Communication and Education) to Postgraduate Research. Overall, we are ranked 2nd in the Complete University Guide, and have a top 100 ranking in both the QS and THE 2023 World University Rankings by subject.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

Successful candidates will ideally be in post by January 2025.

For further information please refer to the Job Description and see:

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