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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer - International Initial Teacher Training

Education & Society - School of Education

Location:  Sunderland Campus
Salary:  £37,100 to £44,263
Hours per Week:  37
Closing Date:  Tuesday 03 October 2023
Interview Date:  Tuesday 10 October 2023
Reference:  0543-23
Further details:    Job Description     Job Description    

About the University of Sunderland 

The University of Sunderland offers life-changing opportunities for 27,500 students across its campuses in Sunderland, London, Hong Kong, and through global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We're proud to be a top 50 UK university (Guardian University Guide 2024), with top-quality facilities, inclusive culture, and our vibrant, ever-changing city.

The University Strategic Plan sets a curriculum intent to be profession facing with graduates who are highly skilled and ready for work. FES meet this objective by providing exceptional, student-focused experiences based upon innovative research and pedagogy which is underpinned by the CCF and leads to ECF ready graduates. Society-shaping Early Career Teachers can make a positive difference to research and lead on innovation and practice in the education sector.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of our International Initial Teacher Training Distance Learning 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 faculty. You will join our creative team of teacher educators and contribute to our thriving partnership with education settings across the world.

The University of Sunderland is a nationally and internationally recognised for the calibre of our International Initial Teacher Training. Programmes encompass, PGCE Education in primary and secondary and include all subject specialist areas as well as the PGCE Early Years Teaching, the PG Certificate SENCO and PG Certificate SEND Leading Practice and Provision. In addition, we offer the internationally recognised PHCE iQTS Primary and Secondary programmes.

What you can bring 

The programmes are led by staff who combine research and a profession facing emphasis. The post holders will contribute to our recruitment and retention strategies and will bring experience and knowledge related to the Education discipline. The post holders will contribute to our work in international teacher training and will support employability strategies pertaining to postgraduate study. Experience of online teaching and familiarity with online pedagogy will support this role. The ability to work with students across the globe in a supportive and developmental way through utilization of available technology would be advantageous.

You will work within our IITT Education team across a range of Distance Learning (DL) modules, contribute to the wider developments of your specialist area/s and engage in online student support. Contributing to subject teaching and curriculum development of designated areas is integral to the role. The ability to provide support through use of a range of technologies is highly advantageous in this sector.

What we can offer you 

The University of Sunderland is not just a place of academic excellence, but also a community that embraces inclusivity and support. We value our staff and offer a rewarding package that goes beyond just salary. Joining our team comes with a host of benefits designed to enhance your work-life balance and overall well-being.

  • Enjoy a generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days, with an additional 5 closure days over the Christmas break and 8 Bank Holidays. 
  • Enrol in our workplace pension scheme, ensuring your financial security for the future. 
  • Access the My Lifestyle Benefits Platform for online retailer discounts and exclusive deals on cars, bikes, and technology.
  • Save on private medical insurance, health cash plans, and get financial well-being guidance.
  • For those with young children, our on-site nursery offers exceptional care and education for children from birth to school age, operating throughout the year.
  • Get discounted CitySpace Fitness memberships for an active lifestyle.

Equality, diversity & inclusion 

We strongly believe that an inclusive university, where a diverse range of individuals feel valued and have equal opportunity to get into work and reach their potential, is good for our staff, students, university, and society.

We believe inclusivity is an essential value at the heart of what we do, and we want all our staff to be part of that journey with us. Our recent staff survey conducted in 2023 showed that 97% of our staff believed that we were committed to achieving an inclusive university.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd October 2023

Interviews/assessments are likely to take place on Tuesday 10th October 2023

For informal enquiries, please contact Dionne Ross 

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The University of Sunderland is ranked as a Top 50 university in the Guardian University Guide 2024. You can find out more about all of our achievements here.

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 the following groups as they are underrepresented within the University of Sunderland at this level/in this area: Women, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants, as well as candidates with disabilities, whether hidden or otherwise. In addition, we are ‘happy to talk flexible working’. Please watch our video below to find out more:

An Inclusive Place to Work - University of Sunderland - YouTube

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