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Lecturer In Education (Teaching & Scholarship)

Requisition ID:  4781

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Posted Date: 


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £30,942 - £55,750 Pro Rata

Closing Date: 26 June 2020


The role


The School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Education. The successful applicant will join a committed, flexible and innovative team, and make a significant contribution to the delivery and management of academic and professional programmes in education, with a particular focus on initial teacher education. They will contribute to teaching, tutoring, supervision and leadership of a particular key subject offered within the University’s Secondary PGCE programme (either English or Geography) and will make a contribution to the teaching of their specific subject within the Primary PGCE programme. The successful applicant will act as a tutor for students following the Provider-Led and School Direct PGCE with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). 

They will contribute, as appropriate, to teaching, tutoring and supervising on the suite of education programmes.


Any informal enquiries should be directed to: Fred Clark, Head of Education f.clark@ncl.ac.uk or Jon Haines, Course Director – Secondary PGCE jon.haines@ncl.ac.uk


The University has developed an Academic Job Summary Guidance document which summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabilities

  • To design and deliver high quality teaching and learning to students in line with ECLS and University teaching objectives
  • To make a significant contribution to the planning, teaching, marking, assessment and development of modules within the Secondary PGCE programme
  • To teach specific sessions and contribute to the curriculum development of a key subject (either English or Geography) within the Secondary PGCE programme
  • To make a contribution to the teaching of the specific subject (either English or Geography) within the Primary PGCE programme
  • To provide tutorial and pastoral support as a tutor for students following the Secondary Provider-Led PGCE and School Direct PGCE with QTS
  • To manage and coordinate school placements for trainee teachers in relation to the specific key subject area
  • To supervise trainee teachers on school placement, including visits for formal lesson observation
  • To provide induction and training for school-based subject mentors
  • To take a role in aspects of student recruitment within the specific subject area
  • To make a contribution to programmes in Education, including Masters supervision
  • Evaluate all areas of your own practice and undertake continuing professional development
  • Depending on experience, take responsibility for a defined administrative role such as Module Leader, Degree Programme Director
  • To undertake academic and administrative duties as required by the Head of School


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Possesses sufficient breadth or depth of specialist knowledge and subject pedagogy to teach your subject effectively (Essential)
  • Professional knowledge gained from sustained employment in education (Essential)
  • Knowledge of current priorities and changes in initial teacher education (Essential)
  • Successful experience of acting as a school-based tutor, mentor or coach to support or lead professional development for trainee teachers and/or experienced teachers (Essential)
  • Ability to inspire students and fellow colleagues through the development and delivery of high-quality effective teaching and learning (Essential)
  • High levels of organisational and administrative skills (Essential)
  • Experience of middle or senior leadership in educational context (Desirable)
  • Professional knowledge gained from experience of teaching and assessment in Higher Education (Desirable)
  • Experience of project leadership, including budgeting (Desirable)
  • Experience of undertaking educational scholarship research, including publishing in peer reviewed journals (Desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences (Essential)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (Essential)
  • Ability to engage with and respond enthusiastically and positively to students (Essential)
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team (Essential)
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively, constructively and flexibly with academic and school colleagues, students and support staff (Essential)
  • Ability to contribute strategically to support organisational and programme development (Essential)



  • An appropriate professional teaching qualification, e.g. Qualified Teacher Status, PGCE (Essential)
  • Good Honours Degree BA, BSc (Essential)
  • A professional qualification for leadership (Desirable)


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


Requisition ID: 4781


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.