Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Primary Education

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
17 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Lecturer/ Lecturer in Primary Education (2 Posts)
Ref HLS17/38

Salary:    £34,250-38,832; £39,992-49,149
Full time 

Northumbria University Newcastle is a research-rich, business-focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students. At Northumbria we are global in our scope and reach, with operations in London, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Singapore, and we remain the largest English provider in Hong Kong. The University continues its strong commitment to internationalism, including its valuable and long-standing links with Europe.

Northumbria is ranked 48th in the Guardian league table 2018, and ranked in the Top 200 Under 50 global University rankings.

Applications are invited for an experienced or aspiring academics to join the initial teacher education team at Northumbria University. Working within the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, you will work across a number of programmes, mainly within Initial Teacher Education. You will contribute to all aspects of professional studies relating to the academic development of students and the Teachers’ Standards, as well as liaising with staff in partnership schools to support and quality assure the effective mentoring of students on placement. 

You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of policies, provision and effective practice relating to teaching of the National Curriculum, as well as have experience of supporting the teaching and learning of students on placements. 

You will have Qualified Teacher Status, be doctorally qualified or be willing to study for a Doctoral qualification in a relevant discipline.

We welcome applications from individuals who have an established research profile in the study of Education. Working in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing, you will be a member of a vibrant academic community that is multi-disciplinary, with social justice at the heart of what we do. You will work flexibly as part of a team, to contribute to teaching, research, enterprise and engagement. Your role may involve Programme Leadership within the department, and teaching in the area of Education, and you may be required to undertake teaching and leadership roles across the department.

Please identify your primary subject specialism(s) within your application. Curriculum strengths in the foundation subjects would be an advantage, though all primary expertise will be considered.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 therefore the successful candidate will be subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Joanne Clifford Swan ( 0191 215 6457 or Professor Kim Holt

For further information about this vacancy and for details on how to apply, please visit Northumbria University’s website at the following link:

Northumbria University is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and particularly from under represented groups.

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network, which delivers information and support to professional researchers.