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Senior Lecturer - Science - Initial Teacher Training

Education & Society - School of Education

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £40,958 to £51,035 per annum pro rata
Part time
Hours per Week:  18.5
Closing Date:  Monday 21 June 2021
Reference:  0223-21
Further details:    Job Description     Welcome to the Faculty of Education and Society    

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

The School of Education has successfully grown and expanded our Teacher Training both Nationally and Internationally.

Our Initial Teacher Training ( ITT) recruitment for Primary and Secondary has increased from 220 in 2015 to 750 in 2020.

This success has been replicated internationally within  our IDL PGCE Education with recruitment increasing from  410 in 2015  to 624 2020/21, and our PGCE Early Years Teaching increasing from 29 in 2015 to 65, and our SCITT provision growing 67 to 338 in 2020.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the Secondary Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision in the development and training of prospective teachers and the promotion of teaching and learning, research and reach-out activities across the faculty, in the vibrant School of Education at the University of Sunderland. The ITT provision in the School is Ofsted rated Good.

The Faculty has ambitious plans for continuing the growth trajectory of teacher training and the year- on- year increase in student numbers exemplifies that this ambition is being realised.

Our provision for Secondary Initial Teacher Training is a growing provision and includes, the undergraduate, BSc (Hons) STEM Education (Suite) subjects; Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics with Maths, Design Technology and BSc Physical Education programmes alongside PGCE training for English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Religious Education, Geography, Business Education, History, PGCE School Direct Secondary, PGCE Secondary Education Apprenticeship and our new PGCE Modern Foreign Languages.

As a Senior Lecturer in Secondary Science ITT you will work within the ITT Team across the range of provision including undergraduate programmes, PGCE and PGCE School Direct, contribute to the wider developments in ITT provision and engage in Placement Supervision and Student Support. You will lead and contribute to Science subject teaching and curriculum development of designated modules and programmes. You will be qualified to Masters Level, with Qualified Teacher Status, be digitally literate, with proven expertise in your subject in the Secondary phase.

Please contact Head of School of Education Susan Edgar for an informal discussion about the role -

Please note that this vacancy is also being advertised to staff eligible for redeployment via the University redeployment portal.  Applicants who are eligible for redeployment will be interviewed before any other external candidates are considered.

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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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