Senior Lecturer in Social Work

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
£37,713-£53,698 Per Annum
21 May 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
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.

The School of Psychological, Social and Behavioural Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Senior Lecturer on a 12 month temporary contract. You will be part of our highly dedicated team of social work lecturers delivering on our successful BA, MA and Post Qualifying Social Work programmes. Social work at Coventry University has an excellent national reputation for high quality teaching and student satisfaction and excellent partnerships with employers and placement providers. The social work programmes have a strong emphasis on social justice and critical pedagogy and seek to develop in students a passion for social work, intellectual understanding and personal insight and integrity.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop an exciting, innovative and research informed curriculum, delivering high quality teaching across a range of social work subjects. We particularly welcome applicants with experience of teaching in the areas of Adult Social Work,Mental Health or Social Policy. You will have excellent organisational and communication skills and will be expected to contribute to course management and academic administrative duties. You will have a strong commitment to continuing professional development and to inter-professional and international social work 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 education, Local Authority, social services, and the independent,voluntary and the private sectors. We have a commitment to internationalisation, and strong links with global partners, both within universities and practice settings.

Applied research activity is an integral part of the Faculty's business and there is a commitment to enabling staff to engage in a wide range of research and scholarship. You will be supported and encouraged to develop your research interest.

Applicants must have a relevant Master's degree or a Doctorate in an appropriate subject and experience of teaching and assessing in HEI or practice settings. A professional qualification in social work and eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council is required.

Coventry University offers academic support and professional development support and provides the opportunity for staff without a recognised teaching qualification to undertake the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education (PgCertAPHE) leading to recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

For further information please contact Makhan Shergill,Principal Lecturer & Director of Social Work, on +44 (0)2477 658 057or email:

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