Associate Professor in Teacher Education

University of Leeds School of Education

United Kingdom

Associate Professor in Teacher Education

Are you looking for a role in a thriving school in a Russell Group University? Do you have significant expertise in initial teacher education in mathematics or science at primary or secondary level?  Are you passionate about developing outstanding teachers and future leaders in education? Do you have a strong, track record in academic leadership and scholarship, preferably in initial teacher education? Are you delivering an exceptional student/ trainee teacher experience through your outstanding teaching and support? 

We are looking for someone able to develop and maintain our strong role in initial teacher education, taking responsibility for the School’s commitment to working with our partners, Red Kite Learning Trust. As Associate Professor, you will initiate and lead in your area of teaching and scholarship, particularly at postgraduate level, and contribute to the School’s strategic direction.   

The School covers excellent research and teaching in a wide range of education-related fields including special educational needs, language education (including TESOL), childhood, inclusion and youth and aspects of science education. We would be particularly interested in applications from scholars working in school-based practice in STEM subject-based pedagogy (especially primary mathematics), teacher professional knowledge or teacher professional development. 

With a higher degree focused in teacher education, preferably in primary mathematics, or a relevant / closely associated discipline, you will have detailed knowledge of initial teacher education policies and practices in England and Wales, including awareness of teacher education inspection processes. You will also have a proven ability to lead teams of academic colleagues and manage resources appropriately to ensure programmes are successful and excellent quality.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Vanessa Kind, Head of School 


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Social Sciences
School/Institute: School of Education
Category: Academic
Grade: Grade 9
Salary: £53,353 to £61,823 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Ongoing
Release Date: Friday 13 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday 12 February 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: ESLED1109

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