Head of Department - Initial Teacher Education

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£57, 674 - £59, 401 per annum
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Department - Initial Teacher Education 
(Post Ref: NU2917-3)

£57, 674 - £59, 401 per annum + benefits

Newman University is proud to be distinctive by name and by nature. The University provides a values-driven education where class sizes are relatively small and relationships between staff and students are strong, and we also offer excellent general student support services. Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised by the award of a Silver rating in the first Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

In 2017/18, a new academic leadership structure is being implemented. This includes a change in nomenclature from the School of Education to Faculty of Education and the merging of 4 academic groups as 2 departments. As such, the Early Childhood Education and Care academic group and the Education and Multi-Professional Practice academic group will become the Education, Multi-Professional Practice and Early Childhood Department; and the Primary Initial Teacher Education academic group and Secondary Initial Teacher Education academic group will become the Initial Teacher Education Department.

Applications are invited for this new Head of Department role, to join the University ideally by January 2018. This is one of five new Head of Department posts, which represent a major strategic investment by the University to continue its ambitious improvements in academic performance and enhanced formative education for our students.  

The post holder will lead and manage the Initial Teacher Education Department so that the staff within it realise their potential and deliver excellence across the full range of academic activities, within the context of the strategic development and operations of the Faculty and University.  

Applicants will possess a relevant Ph.D. or equivalent (or be nearing completion of their doctorate), and have Qualified Teacher Status. Professional recognition at senior level (SFHEA) is desirable. ITE expertise, experience and a strong teaching record in Higher Education is also essential, together with a high level knowledge, understanding and experience of strategically developing and enhancing learning, teaching and assessment in Higher Education within a context of internal and external Quality Assurance and Enhancement frameworks.

An application form and further details about the role, the Department and the University are available from: or alternatively please email: or telephone 0121 476 1181, Ext 2456 or 2398.  
Informal enquiries about this opportunity are very welcome. Please contact Dr Lorraine Thomas, Acting Dean of Education, at, to discuss the role further.  

Closing date for applications: Midnight, Thursday 19th October 2017.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 9th November 2017.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received. You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.

Newman University offers a wide range of staff benefits which include 35 days paid annual leave plus bank holidays and closure days, Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, child care vouchers and an onsite crèche facility, health care and cycle to work schemes, sports centre facilities, chaplaincy and spiritual care, free tea and coffee, a staff room, free on-site parking, and a discounted travel scheme. For further information on these and other staff benefits please visit our website or contact the Human Resources Department.

Newman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer