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Academic Tutor Education

Education & Society - School of Education

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 per annum pro rata
Hours per Week:  0 hour contract
Closing Date:  Friday 30 April 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  0082-21-B
Further details:    Job Description    

The University of Sunderland is in an exciting phase of its development with a new vision and redefined strategic ambitions designed to take advantage of the ever-changing higher education landscape at home and overseas.  

Our strategic plan 2016-2021 capitalises on our long and successful track-record of ‘life changing’, is ambitious and relevant for a 21st century global University.

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of our Education provision in the vibrant School of Education at The University of Sunderland and to contribute to the promotion of teaching, research and reach-out activities across the School. You will join our creative team of academics, researchers and teacher educators and contribute to our thriving partnership with education settings across the world. You will have the opportunity to work flexibly as part of our Academic Tutor bank. 

The University of Sunderland is nationally and internationally recognised for the calibre of our provision which includes: 

  • Initial Teacher Training for Primary and Secondary Undergraduate and Postgraduate routes 
  • Masters in Education for On-Campus and International routes
  • International and Independent Distance Learning PGCE Education and PGCE Early Years Teaching.
  • PCET Training for post-16 phases.

Recent additions to our provision in the School of Education include: our BA (Hons) Primary with SEND QTS and MA SEND programmes.

You will work within our Education team across a range of modules, contribute to the wider developments of your specialist area/s and engage in online and face to face student support where appropriate. Contributing to subject teaching and curriculum development of designated modules and programmes, you will lead on/contribute to pedagogical practices in Education. You will have Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent and if interested in teaching on the Masters provision be qualified to Masters Level.

We are particularly interested in candidates who have specific specialisms including but not limited to equality and diversity areas, curriculum subject and phase strengths, foundation subjects and mentoring and coaching, etc.

Please note this is a zero hour contract with flexible hours. 

Informal enquiries are welcome, please contact Dr Kim Gilligan (E mail:

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Please note that this role is not eligible for the Skilled Worker Route in accordance with the Home Office Points Based Immigration System. Should you require further information, please visit the Home Office website

The University of Sunderland is proud to be an equal opportunities employer, treating all applicants equally and ensuring recruitment is based on merit. However we particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area.

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