UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

Lecturer in Digital Education

Location
Glasgow, Glasgow City (GB)
Salary
Grade 7 £35,550 - £38,833 - Grade 8 £39,992 - £49,149
Posted
04 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Digital Education

School: Education (www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/schoolofeducation/)
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (www.strath.ac.uk/humanities/)
Staff Category    Academic
Reference No    135116
Reports To    Head of School
Grade:    7/8
Salary Range:    Grade 7 £35,550 - £38,833 - Grade 8 £39,992 - £49,149
Contract Type:    Open Contract
FTE:    1 (Full Time)
Closing Date    Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Job Advert


The School of Education at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, is ranked in the top quartile in the UK in terms of the power of its research measured by the volume and international quality of its research activity and is also the leading provider of teacher education in Scotland and one of the largest in the UK.  The School of Education is seeking to appoint a Lecturer, specialising in the field of Digital technology to join our team.

This is a key academic appointment which will enhance the reputation of the School of Education in terms of its research, teaching and knowledge exchange. The post reflects the key Scottish Government’s Digital Learning and Teaching Strategy (2016) which ‘aims to create the conditions to allow all of Scotland's educators, learners and parents to take advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technology in order to raise attainment, ambition and opportunities for all.’  Key objectives of the strategy are to develop the skills and confidence of teachers; improve access to digital technology for all learners, and ensure that digital technology is a central consideration in all areas of curriculum and assessment delivery; empower leaders of change to drive innovation and investment in digital technology for learning and teaching.

The School of Education is keen to appoint a Lecturer who can demonstrate research excellence and scholarship in the field of Digital Education.

Applicants will have a good honours degree and a PhD, a Professional Doctorate, or equivalent research/scholarly credentials, in a relevant discipline and will have experience of delivering Digital Technology in schools. Applicants will have a body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence and previous relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels.  The successful applicant will also demonstrate a successful track record of providing professional education for practitioners. 

Job Description

Brief Outline of Job:


To pursue and establish an independent and high quality research programme; to design and deliver a range of teaching materials and undertake student assessment activities; to engage in relevant professional and knowledge exchange activities; and to carry out administrative tasks assigned by the Head of School.

Main Activities/Responsibilities:

1.    Engage in individual and collaborative research, establishing a distinctive programme of research and disseminating results through regular publications in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings.
2.    Apply, as Principal- or Co-Investigator, to appropriate external bodies for research funding and manage grants awarded.
3.    Supervise research students and staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance.
4.    Design and deliver a range of teaching materials at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including contribution to curriculum review and enhancement, in a manner that supports a research-led approach to student learning.
5.    Undertake student assessment activities, including the provision of appropriate feedback to students. This will also include assessing student teachers while on placement.
6.    Develop knowledge exchange activities by, for example, establishing research and/or educational links with industry and influencing public policy and the professions.  
7.    Carry out School, Faculty and/or University administrative and management functions, for example through membership of committees and/or by acting as class/module/year co-ordinator.
8.    Engage in continuous professional development.

Person Specification

Educational and/or Professional Qualifications

(E=Essential, i.e. a candidate must meet all essential criteria to be considered for selection, D=Desirable)
E1 Good honours degree and PhD (or equivalent) in appropriate discipline
D1 Registration (or eligible to register ) with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS)
Experience
E2 Research interests consistent with the strategic direction of the School
E3 A body of published research in high quality publications demonstrating standards of excellence
E4 Relevant teaching experience at undergraduate and/or postgraduate levels or equivalent professional teaching experience
E5 Successful track record of providing professional education for practitioners working in the field of digital technology 
E6 Experience of working with, supporting and, where appropriate, assessing student teachers and/or probationer teachers in school or equivalent
D2 Experience of multi/inter-disciplinary research
D3 Experience of managing research/teaching activities and teams
D4 Experience of student assessment activities
D5 Experience of curriculum development
Job Related Skills and Achievements
E7 Ability to secure research funding, including experience of contributing to grant applications
E8 Ability to work within an academic team environment and lead teams where required
D6 Track record of securing research funding
D7 Track record in knowledge exchange related activities
Personal Attributes
E9 Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen, engage and persuade, and to present complex information in an accessible way to a range of audiences

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to complete an application form including the name of three referees who will be contacted before interview without further permission, unless you indicate you would prefer otherwise. Applicants should also submit a Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter detailing the knowledge, skills and experience you think make you the right candidate for the job as well as a Research Plan outlining your research strategy for the next 5 years. Applicants should also complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form.

Other Information

Further information on the application process and working at Strathclyde can be found on our website (http://www.strath.ac.uk/hr/workforus).
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Ian Rivers, Head of School (ian.rivers@strath.ac.uk

Rewards and Benefits

Our staff have access to a wide range of outstanding benefits that include financial rewards, family friendly and wellbeing benefits and career development opportunities, details of which can be found here.

Conditions of Employment

Conditions of employment relating to the Academic staff category can be found at: Conditions of Employment.

Pre-employment health screening 

An offer of appointment will be subject to a medical assessment by Occupational Health. An individual who accepts an offer of employment must complete a confidential medical questionnaire and forward it to the Occupational Health Nurse within 5 days of receipt. If further information is required the individual may be contacted by the OHN or a Medical Advisor and a personal appointment with the individual may be arranged. An unconditional contract of employment will not be issued until Human Resources receives confirmation that applicant is fit to undertake the duties of the post.

Probation

Where applicable, the successful applicant will be required to serve a 12 month probationary period.

Pension

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding this scheme is available from Payroll and Pensions.

Relocation

Where applicable, the University offers a relocation package to support new employees who meet the eligibility criteria. The relocation package is offered as a contribution towards costs incurred, and is designed to be flexible, allowing staff to use the financial support available in the way that will be most helpful to them. Further details are outlined in the Relocation Policy.

Interviews

Formal interviews for this post will be held on 29 June 2018. 

Equality and Diversity

We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The University currently holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award, recognising our commitment to advancing women's careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment in academia.