Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor in Science Education

University of York

United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Science Education

Department - Education
Based at University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work - Full-time
Contract status - Open
Salary 51,034 - 59,135 a year
Posted Date 12/02/2020
Apply by 14/03/2020
Job Reference 8471

Role Description


As part of a strategic investment in new posts, the Department of Education is seeking to appoint an Associate Professor/Senior Lecturer in Science Education. The successful candidate will join the University of York Science Education Group (UYSEG), one of the Department’s four research centres, and will contribute to teaching. 


The role is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to make a substantial contribution to the research and curriculum innovation activities of the work of the UYSEG. Your role will be to engage actively in research at a high level, to demonstrate intellectual leadership and to lead on, or contribute to, the production of high impact research publications and research outcomes.

You will be expected to design, develop and deliver teaching on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, to carry out supervision and to undertake a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities.   

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • PhD in science education or a related field
  • Expertise in one or more areas of research in science education that will complement and enhance the Department’s research strategy and goals
  • Knowledge of the education systems in one or more contexts (in the UK and elsewhere) including teaching and learning approaches in school science
  • A proven track record in research with high quality journal publications and conference presentations and an ability to provide academic leadership in research area
  • A demonstrated ability to win external research grant funding, preferably as the lead applicant
  • Proven ability to design teaching material and an extensive track record of teaching and learning in HE at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Proven ability to take a leading role in the supervision of research students

Interview date: To be confirmed.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Wakeling, Head of Department (( / +44 (0)1904 324329) or Professor Judith Bennett, Director of UYSEG ( / +44 (0)1904 323471).

The University is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community  – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, staff engagement forums, campus facilities and services to support staff from different backgrounds.

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