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Position: Lecturer in Mathematics Education (TLS)
Institution: University of Glasgow
Department: School of Education
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities, across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment. Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment
Requirements: Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in Mathematics Education or related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area. Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate. Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in Mathematics Education to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support. Eligibility for General Teaching Council Registration. Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods. Experience and achievement in the relevant field reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio
   
Text: Lecturer in Mathematics Education (TLS) Reference Number 021833 Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Department SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range Job Purpose In the discipline/subject area of Mathematics Education, contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and to undertake scholarship to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Education. Main Duties and Responsibilities 1. Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities, across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within the Subject/School. 2. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment. 3. Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment. 4. Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This may involve blended and/or online provision. 5. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face to face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment. 6. Develop effective working relationships with students and, in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs. 7. Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others’, teaching practices. Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching and scholarship in your disciplinary and/or professional area. 8. Develop relationships with external stakeholders in support of knowledge exchange, public understanding and appropriate forms of outreach such as widening access. 9. Participate in local, and potentially overseas, activities associated with student recruitment (e.g. open days), orientation and induction and other School and University initiatives such as support for student transitions, employability and student mobility as appropriate. 10. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate. 11. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School. 12. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People - Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/ Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge & Qualifications Essential: A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in Mathematics Education or related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area. A2 Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate. A3 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in Mathematics Education to develop teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support. A4 Eligibility for General Teaching Council Registration Skills Essential: C1 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes. C2 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, and developing early career academic colleagues. C3 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service. C4 Effective organisation skills to manage time and prioritise as appropriate research, teaching and administrative responsibilities. C5 Ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of students to inspire learning and to provide pastoral care to students within the subject area. Experience Essential: E1 Track record of scholarship and development and delivery of teaching, and proven ability to develop and devise teaching programmes, techniques and methods. E2 Experience and achievement in the relevant field reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio. E3 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods. E4 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge. E5 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement. Job Features Dimensions Design and deliver a range of courses/modules across the subject area, at all levels, underpinned by research/scholarship. Leadership and engagement in all aspects of learning and teaching, enhancing teaching quality in the subject/School/College. Involvement in the development of subject based pedagogy, where appropriate. Responsibility for student supervision and supporting/coaching early career staff in the relevant subject area. Planning and Organising Organise workload and manage time effectively to undertake all teaching and administrative duties and scholarly and professional activity. Plan, organise, deliver and evaluate learning and teaching activities and carry out assessment at a variety of levels. Undertake management of programmes and courses, as directed by the Head of School and/or the Head of Subject. Decision Making Prioritise work in line with agreed Subject/School objectives including assessment processes, course content and committee advice. Decisions on course content, teaching methods, and applications by students; selection and liaison with External Examiners as appropriate. Monitor and evaluate the content and delivery of relevant teaching programmes. Internal/External Relationships Internal: Exchange relevant information with the Programme Leaders, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Subject and other relevant staff to ensure that School strategic objectives are met and that University protocols relating to quality assurance and programme enhancement are enacted. Develop effective relationships with students and provide advice and support conducive to enhancing their academic engagement and learning, and, where relevant, seek advice from the University’s Student Support Services. Develop effective relationships with academic colleagues for advice, providing support and guidance to early career academics as appropriate. External: Interaction and collaboration with academic colleagues in other Universities (including external examiners) and professional organisations to support knowledge exchange and share information about teaching and assessment practice. Play a leading role in a range of student recruitment activities and build relationships with prospective students, as appropriate. Problem Solving Propose alternative strategies and negotiate alternative arrangements in overcoming any problems. Resolve issues of an academic nature arising in relation to research/scholarship. Provide advice to students and resolve issues or redirect as appropriate in order to provide effective pastoral care. Standard Terms & Conditions The salary will be on the Research and Teaching Grade, level 8, £42,418 - £49,149 per annum. Interviews will be held on 11 September 2018. New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University's relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court's policies. Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401. Vacancy reference: 021833; Closing date: 12 August 2018.
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