Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education

University of Sussex School of Education and Social Work, Department of Education

United Kingdom

Senior Lecturer in Primary and Early Years Education

School/department: School of Education and Social Work, Department of Education

Hours: Full time. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need)

Contract: Permanent

Reference: 2800

Salary: Starting at £51,034 and rising to £59,135 per annum, pro rata (if applicable)

Placed on: 7 January 2020

Closing date: 14 February 2020. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.

Expected interview date: 5 March 2020

Expected start date: July 2020

Job description

The School of Education and Social Work is seeking an experienced and effective teacher educator (Senior Lecturer – Teaching and Education Pathway) to take a significant role in Primary Initial Teacher Education at the University and across our growing partnership.

It is expected that the successful candidate will assume leadership of our established and successful BA in Primary and Early Years Education (with QTS) and join an award winning team of colleagues. Our degree regularly recruits a cohort of 50 students each year and is delivered in partnership with schools and early years settings across Sussex. Contributions to the course will include leading and teaching on core modules, supervising students during school experience as well as providing academic and tutorial support. Our Primary ITE provision is recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and is integral to the University’s commitment to Engage for Change.

We are seeking someone who, in addition to having significant experience and expertise in primary education and early years, is also interested and engaged in scholarship in this field.

For further details or an informal discussion about this position, contact the Head of Department of Education, Professor. Simon Thompson,, or the Head of School of Education & Social Work, Professor Gillian Hampden-Thompson,

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 2800) (PDF XKB)

How to apply

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