Associate Professor in Science Education

Durham (GB)
14 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor in Science Education (Grade 9) 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, Durham is an incredible place in which to define your career and enjoy a high quality work/life balance. Benefitting from a fantastic location just 90 minutes south of Edinburgh, and less than three hours away from London, this historically rich city is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Cathedral, dating back to the 11th century and is within close proximity of the beautiful Durham Dales. With a welcoming student body that numbers more than 17,000 and over 3,000 members of staff, this centre of academic excellence looks forward to welcoming your application.

About us:
Durham University is listed 4th in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and is widely lauded for the exceptional talent it harbours.  Featuring in the top 100 World University Rankings 2017-2018, our students and academics are at the heart of our world-leading research and teaching capabilities, shaping the future with their ground-breaking work.  The needs of our staff are taken care of too, with generous pension plans, assistance with childcare facilities, the option for flexible working and a Relocation Manager who can help settle you into this fantastic city.

The role: 
Based in one of the UK’s very best Education departments, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students, you will make a significant contribution to research and teaching alike.  Taking on a major role in our Outstanding rated ITE teaching programmes, you will teach Science subjects and pedagogical knowledge to BA Primary Education and PGCE Primary and Secondary students.  You will enjoy a wide range of responsibilities - from contributing to training on classroom practice, to overseeing students on placement, to preparing and supporting Masters’ level assignments.  Crucially, you will secure funding for, and carry out world class research that is characterised by its originality, significance and rigour.

You’ll need:

  • A good first-degree in a Science subject, preferably Biology, complemented by a PhD in an Education related subject.
  • The ability to produce research into Science Education that is recognised as internationally excellent, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department.
  • Proof that you have established and led research groups, and recruited and supervised PhD students.
  • An innovative approach to designing and delivering high quality teaching or assessment of learning - from lectures, to small groups, to the use of technology.
  • Qualified Teacher and HEA (or equivalent) status, with experience of working as a teacher in UK secondary schools, knowledge of the latest initiatives in teacher education, and the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard.
  • Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.

How to apply:
We value and promote an inclusive and diverse working environment at Durham and we welcome applications from all individuals.  

We prefer to receive applications online.  For this role we are working with our partner organisation TMP (UK) Limited and your application will initially be submitted to TMP (UK) Limited via our website.  

Please carefully read the job description for this post which outlines the documents which you will be required to submit, information about referees, contact details should you require further information and next steps including an indication of when interviews will take place.

To apply please visit https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/recruitment/

Closing date : 14th November 2017