The Faculty of Social Sciences seeks a Lecturer in Education with a specialism in Physical Education and Health. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly-rated Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team and the successful applicant will work alongside faculty colleagues to deliver pre-service and in-service courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level within a research led academic environment. The successful applicant will join a Research Group in the Faculty, commensurate with their research interests and expertise
A doctorate in the field of Education or cognate discipline (or close to completion). • Teaching qualification and/or equivalent experience in the area of Physical Education. • Be fully registerable with the GTCS. • A strong track record of teaching. • Proven research skills. • Ability to write clearly and fluently for a range of audiences. • Capacity to travel in relation to work commitments
Lecturer in Education - PE Contract Type: Open Ended Expiration date: 13-Mar-2018 Post Details Lecturer in Education - PE The closing date for this post is midnight on Tuesday 13th March 2018. The Post The Faculty of Social Sciences seeks a Lecturer in Education with a specialism in Physical Education and Health. This is an exciting opportunity to join our highly-rated Initial Teacher Education (ITE) team and the successful applicant will work alongside faculty colleagues to deliver pre-service and in-service courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level within a research led academic environment. The successful applicant will join a Research Group in the Faculty, commensurate with their research interests and expertise. The successful applicant will contribute to research, undergraduate and postgraduate professional teaching programmes, and Masters and doctoral supervision. S/he will have a professional background in and enhanced knowledge of teaching in relevant contexts, as well as a proven track record in teaching and learning. Proven ability to lead on curriculum development and work collaboratively with other practitioners and organisations is essential. The successful candidate will have a strong record of engagement in research and publication, and should also be fully registered as a teacher by the General Teaching Council for Scotland, or eligible for full registration. The University The University of Stirling is a leading UK teaching and research-intensive university, created by Royal Charter in 1967. Since its foundation, the University has embraced its role as an innovative, intellectual and cultural institution with a pioneering spirit and a passion for excellence in all that it does. In 2016, the University launched its current Strategic Plan http://www.stir.ac.uk/about/our-strategy/ (2016-2021), with targets to: be one of the top 25 universities in the UK; increase income by £50 million; enhance its research profile by 100 per cent; and ensure internationalisation is at the heart of everything it does. With three-quarters of its research ranked world-leading and internationally-excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2014), the University’s groundbreaking, interdisciplinary research makes a difference to society and has a positive impact on communities worldwide. With key strengths in the fields of health and behaviour, global security and resilience - and cultures, communities and society - the University collaborates with international governments and policymakers, businesses, industry, and charitable organisations, to tackle and provide solutions to some of the toughest global societal challenges. The essence of the University is its great people: its graduates, staff (1,500 ), students (14,000 ) and alumni (82,000 ) are helping to shape the world. Stirling is a truly global institution, and was ranked in the top 150 most international universities, in the 2016 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. In 2017, the University also reached 46th place in the world - and 2nd in the UK - in THE’s international list of top universities under the age of 50. With more than 120 nationalities represented on campus, Stirling is a university of distinction and an employer of choice. Stirling’s leading researchers, scholars and global student population are attracted by the University’s unique learning environment, exceptional facilities, beautiful campus and student-centred approach, where ability, not background, is recognised and valued. Equality and diversity, and treating everyone with respect, are central to the University’s ethos and activities. Stirling promotes equality and celebrate diversity through a variety of initiatives. The University is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Bronze award http://www.stir.ac.uk/equalityanddiversity/athenaswan/ - the national charter recognising best practice in advancing women’s careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine. The University is located in the city of Stirling; the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. The 330-acre campus encompasses a loch, a golf course and the 18th-century Airthrey Castle. It is undoubtedly one of the most attractive campuses in Europe: the virtual campus tour provides a flavour of what to expect. About Us The Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS) is an integrated multi-disciplinary grouping of academic staff and a professional support team with research and teaching interests in sociology, social policy, criminology, education, housing studies, social work and dementia. We provide high quality undergraduate and postgraduate education in all these areas. We have a sustained successful research record and in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 80% of our research was assessed as internationally excellent or world leading, with the top 23% of our work judged as world leading across two units of assessment, Education and Social Work and Social Policy. The social scientific research undertaken in the Faculty is grouped under six main headings: Crime and Justice; Child Welfare and Protection; Curriculum and Pedagogy; Dementia and Social Gerontology; ◦Educational Studies; Public Services and Governance; Social Surveys and Social Statistics. Full details of the research work undertaken by these groups can be found on the Faculty’s website, http://www.stir.ac.uk/social-sciences/research/ Within these broad groupings the Faculty has an international reputation for its research work on social gerontology, social responses to dementia, children and young people, child welfare and protection, families and relationships, problem solving justice, women in prisons, qualitative research with a variety of service users, teacher agency and the Faculty curriculum, professional education, inclusionary policy and governance, housing studies, minorities experiences of social services and exclusion, social and ethnic identity and quantitative longitudinal analysis of large scale social survey data sets. Description of Duties The post will involve the following: Teaching • Teaching Education courses • Supervising Masters and research students • Joint responsibility for the teaching and development of modules and programmes • Supporting seconded staff in developing teaching • Visiting schools to support students and staff • Contributing to other programmes, as required, and possible within workload allocation Research and knowledge exchange • Being active in research and knowledge exchange • Producing high quality research publications of international standing • Bidding for research and development income from research councils, government departments, charities, etc. • Participation in and development of national and international research collaborations Other contributions • Responsibility for module and programme leadership, administration and quality enhancement • Liaising with relevant staff in relation to marketing, communication with and recruitment of students • Developing external relations with schools, Local Authorities and other organisations • Other duties as specified by the Dean of the Faculty Essential Criteria • A doctorate in the field of Education or cognate discipline (or close to completion) • Teaching qualification and/or equivalent experience in the area of Physical Education • Be fully registerable with the GTCS • A strong track record of teaching • Proven research skills • Ability to write clearly and fluently for a range of audiences • Good organisational skills and ability to meet deadlines • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team • Capacity to travel in relation to work commitments Desirable Criteria • Experience of working in higher education • Experience of conducting Masters/doctoral supervision • A record of research publication of internationally excellent quality • Experience of research and development grant applications Additional Information In advance of the interview, candidates will be asked to submit one piece of research writing. Candidates will be asked to undertake a presentation to the interview panel. The University offers great benefits such as generous annual leave and membership of the Universities Superannuation Scheme with employer contributions of 18%. Additionally staff can benefit from a reduced membership rate at the University's excellent Sport Centre facilities and the option of childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme. A full list of FAQs can be found here, we recommend you read these before making your application. Please ensure that you check your email account junk folder as your email provider may flag emails sent to you as suspected spam. Terms and conditions of this post can be found at http://www.stir.ac.uk/hr-od/workingatstirling/yourcontract After the closing date, this job advert will no longer be available on the University of Stirling website therefore please keep a copy for your records.
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