Assistant Professor (Education) in Primary Science (EDU_02)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Durham, ENGLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 11 Apr 2024

The School of Education at Durham University is looking for a talented individual to join its team as an Assistant Professor (Education) in Primary Science and support the delivery of our Initial Teacher Training programmes.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent pedagogy and teaching while allowing unrivalled opportunities to progress and embed your career in an exciting and progressive institution.

As one of the best schools of education in the country and beyond, the School of Education at Durham University represents an environment that is conducive to producing research of world-leading quality and enabling outstanding impact, in terms of its vitality and sustainability, as evidenced by the most recent Research Excellence Framework exercise (REF 2021) in which we were ranked second overall in the UK for our research, and ranked joint first for research impact and first for research outputs.

We are committed to research-led and research informed teaching and diversity in approaches to accommodate needs and potential of student learners. Our current portfolio of teaching ranges from undergraduate programmes (a BA in Education Studies and a BA in Primary Education), through Postgraduate Taught Masters pathways (from MA Education to MA Research Methods) and PGCE Primary/Secondary to Postgraduate Research. Overall, we are ranked 5th in the Complete University Guide. We are also a top 100 THE World Ranked School of Education, ranked 77th in 2023 and were rated as Outstanding by Ofsted in its last two inspections.

Applicants must demonstrate teaching excellence in the field of Primary Science Education, with the ability to teach our students to an exceptional standard and to fully engage in the services, citizenship and values of the University. You will have UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and experience of working in UK Primary schools. You will be expected to engage in scholarship related to pedagogy, and, as such, will be expected to participate in one of the School’s the thematic areas for research, noting that any other independent research (beyond pedagogy) is not part of this post. The appointment will be on the University’s ‘Education Track’ career path, which provides clearly defined opportunities for progression against defined criteria.

The successful candidate will ideally be in post by September 2024.

For more information, please visit our School pages at www.dur.ac.uk/education .



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