Lecturer in Language Education (Education and Scholarship)

Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

This full-time post is available from 1 September 2022 on a permanent basis in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.

The Graduate School of Education (GSE) is one of the UK’s leading centres for educational research and teaching. In the REF 2021 100% of our Education research was rated as internationally excellent in terms of impact. With a large and innovative portfolio of national and internationally focused postgraduate taught and research programmes, it is extremely well placed to thrive over the coming years. A 2017 OFSTED inspection re-affirmed GSE’s status as an ‘outstanding’ provider of initial teacher education and training and it is currently enacting ambitious plans for the development of both its research and teaching programmes. We welcome colleagues who seek to promote and maintain a collegial working atmosphere and academically stimulating environment that will be attractive to and supportive of fellow academic and professional service staff and research students.

The role

The post of Lecturer in Language Education will be to support the design, delivery and production of teaching and learning material for a range of core postgraduate modules within Education, particularly contributing to the MEd TESOL programme. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who have expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: technology in language education; working with young learners in language education; language testing and assessment. You will work with Dr Karen Walshe (GSE Director of Education) and relevant programme leads to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of a number of online and campus postgraduate teaching programmes (including MA and MSc) in accord with the College’s education strategy.

About you

For a Lecturer post you will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD or equivalent experience in Education to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning;
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students;
  • Participate in and develop external networks, for example, to contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work, generate income, obtain consultancy projects, or build relationships for future activities;
  • Have experience of teaching, curriculum development and quality management in an HE environment;
  • Have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond their own teaching;
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role

Further information

Informal enquiries can be directed by email to Dr Karen Walshe, Director of Education ([email protected]) or Associate Professor Alexandra Allan, Head of the Graduate School of Education ([email protected])

The closing date for applications is 24th July 2022.

Please note that as of 1st September 2022 our colleges and schools will be moving into a new structure which will consist of the following three Faculties – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Faculty of Environment, Science and Economy,  and Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences.