Subject Lecturer (Design and Technology) in Initial Teacher Education
Job Number: AC03833
Advertising Department: Arts and Humanities
Closing Date: 19-11-2019
Salary: £34,804 to £40,322 per annum (pro rata if part time) together with USS benefits
Location: This position will be based at Swansea University's Singelton Campus, SA2 8PP
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week. Full time, however applications for part time work will be considered
Contract: This is a permanent role
Main Purpose of the Post
The College of Arts and Humanities:
The role provides an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious, inclusive and aspirational College and highly regarded University on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea in the UK. Swansea is a coastal city that is both picturesque and cosmopolitan, offering an excellent quality of life. Our University’s stimulating, multidisciplinary environment enables and inspires excellence.
As part of its strategic commitment to help improve educational standards in Wales, Swansea University has established the Swansea University School of Education (SUSE). The School, which is part of the College of Arts and Humanities, has already launched an innovative suite of research led and research orientated programmes in Education at undergraduate level. The School of Education and Secondary Schools across South Wales have since formed the Swansea University Schools’ Partnership (SUSP) to deliver programmes of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) that focus on shortage subjects (i.e., Science, Technology, Mathematics, English, Modern Foreign Languages and Welsh). The programmes will develop the professional knowledge and effective pedagogic practice that will meet the challenges set out in the Welsh Government’s recent document “Education in Wales: our national mission”
To achieve this, the School of Education is looking to appoint an ITE Subject Lecturer in Design and Technology to support the development of student teachers. The successful applicant will be based in the School of Education, but some duties may take place in the wider context of the College of Arts and Humanities in Swansea University. The post-holder will be line managed by the Head of ITE and will work alongside a team of other Subject Lecturers that operate across a range of shortage subjects and Areas of Learning Experience. In addition to their ITE related duties, the Subject Lecturers will develop their research, mentoring and coaching skills and use these to enhance the delivery of ITE and develop student teachers as ‘research informed reflective practitioners’ that can deliver continued improvement in schools as required by the Welsh Assembly Government.
As part of the academic community, you will support our University aim to sustain our top 30 status, Your contribution will help the University deliver excellence in research, teaching, learning, and the wider student experience, and be a powerhouse for the regional economy and internationally. This may involve occasional working in the evenings or weekends in order to deliver off-campus or out-of-hours teaching and recruitment activities.
Swansea University is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.