Teaching Focused - Secondary Mathematics Education Lecturer

University of Birmingham

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Town/City:

Birmingham


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£41,526 - £55,750

24 Dec 2019
23 Mar 2020

Full details:

Reference number: BIR-190006P9

Position Details

School of Education

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,553. With potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year

Grade 8

Full Time

Permanent

Closing date - 21st January 2020

 

Job Summary

We are now recruiting a secondary mathematics education lecturer to teach on our PGDipEd and subject knowledge enhancement programmes. The post holder would teach and assess ITE students, recruit, interview and select students and undertake personal tutoring and school visits.  The successful applicant will also contribute to our MA Teaching Studies programme, supervising dissertations for practising teachers and there may also be opportunities to contribute to our MEd Education Leadership.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, (b) supervising and examining masters (and PhD students where appropriate), and (c) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at Departmental and School level, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership activities (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at Department/School level or further within the University.

 

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:

•Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal; and

•Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and

•Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and

•Deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes; and

•Advance the practice of teaching in their modules and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support; and

•Inform their teaching practice by discipline based research; and

•Frequently update their own subject expertise, and undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes; and

•Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; and

•Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

Actively manages equality, diversity and inclusion through monitoring and evaluation and actively challenging unacceptable environment.

In addition, they may play an important role in the recruitment and admission of students; and co-supervise, with a research focused or research and teaching focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion.

 

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include; 

•Teaching and examining courses at a range of levels

•Planning and reviewing your own teaching approaches and encouraging others to do the same

•Developing programme proposals and making substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely

•Where appropriate, undertaking, and developing the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining 

•Developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods

•Developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and which benefits the College and   University.

 •Devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work.

 

Management/Administration

To contribute to Departmental/School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:

•Contributing to Departmental/School administration, including:

•contributing to the administration/management of research and/or teaching across the Department/School;

•Advising on personal development of colleagues and students;

•Making a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups);

•managing enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities;

•Developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.

•Developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement activities or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and which benefits the College and University.

•Devising and supervising projects, student dissertations and practical work.

 

Person Specification

• Normally, a higher degree relevant to the research/teaching area (usually PhD) or equivalent qualifications, or near completion

• Recent teaching experience in school or on a programme of initial teacher education

• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

• Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism

• Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/research

• Skills in managing, motivating and mentoring others successfully at all levels

 

Teaching

• Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes

• Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues

• Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

 

Management Administration

• Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes

• Ability to assess and organise resources effectively

• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

 

The University is committed to safeguarding and we promote safe recruitment practice, therefore all associated pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

Due to the nature of the work undertaken in this role all successful applicants will be subject to a satisfactory DBS clearance prior to appointment.

For informal enquiries, please contact - Frances Child - f.child@bham.ac.uk

 

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