Assistant Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£25, 735 - £34, 531 per annum
23 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
23 May 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

This is an exciting time to join Coventry University and the School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences. With a University Gold TEF rating, ranking 2nd in the UK for Teaching Excellence, and outstanding NSS scores in our courses we have demonstrable excellence in student experience. As a global University, our contribution to teaching excellence extends beyond our UK campuses, and the School of Psychological,Social and Behavioural Sciences works with partner organisations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South-East Asia. Additionally, we offer global experience opportunities through teaching and research-related activities to both staff and students, and we have a strong commitment to the internationalisation of our curricula.

We are now looking to appoint an enthusiastic and teaching-focussed Assistant Lecturer in Childhood and Youth Studies. The BA Childhood and Youth Studies has a strong emphasis on Children and Young People's experiences of social justice and equality, and aims to give students a broad understanding of Childhood and Youth by drawing on a diverse range of subject areas. Practice experience,employability skills and international perspectives are threaded throughout the course so that students can develop a global understanding of how the health,well-being and social mobility of children and young people are promoted by practitioners. You will be expected to recognise the value of these distinctive features of this course and will be committed to developing an exciting,innovative and research informed learning environment.

The post holder will be expected to deliver on a range of subjects, however expertise in the area of childhood studies focusing on skills development and work experience, knowledge of policy and contemporary practice issues and organisational context would be an advantage.

As these are teaching-focussed roles we are particularly interested in receiving applications from applicants with experience of delivering teaching and/or professional training, setting and marking assessments and supporting students within higher education settings. Your teaching approach will be flexible, student-centred and research informed. As the role will also require you to develop and maintain productive relationships with placement providers, employers and other stakeholders, you will need a high level of inter-personal skills, and personal effectiveness to promote a high quality experience for all our stake holders. You will have a strong commitment to continuing professional development and to inter-professional and international perspectives.

The School is recognised for the high quality of its provision of applied and professional courses. This includes a broad portfolio of on-campus, off-campus, blended and distance learning courses both discipline and profession specific. The Faculty of Health and Life Sciences has strong partnerships with employers and placement providers from a range of sectors including Local Authority Social Services, Strategic Health Authorities, NHS Trusts, education, and the independent, voluntary and the private sectors.

Applicants must have a relevant Master's degree or a PhD in an appropriate subject and experience of delivering in an educational setting.

Coventry University offers academic support and professional development support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching qualification to undertake the PGCE.

For a confidential discussion or further information about the role, please contact Dr Sonna Odedra, Associate Head of School), email: