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University Teacher in Education

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The School of Education is internationally renowned for its research excellence and teaching quality, providing a broad range of undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research degree programmes. The School’s business is complex, with a wide range of full-time, part-time, distance and online programmes, some of them taught in overseas locations, making it a vibrant and stimulating environment.

Our seven professors are engaged in high-quality international research focusing on a wide range of educational issues, all underpinned by a commitment to social justice, equality and inclusion through high quality scholarship.

Our student body is growing in diversity, with full and part-time students, coming directly from a range of previous study experiences, from different contexts of educational practice and from different part of the world. The School enjoys a strong demand for its postgraduate and undergraduate programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Initial Teacher Education team at a time when we are developing an innovative approach to teacher education involving university-based and school-based colleagues working in close collaboration to
ensure our PGDE programme maintains a strong basis in both theory and practice.

You will take a lead role alongside five other university-based colleagues, managing and delivering a key strategic element of the programme, and leading on the Geography subject discipline.

You will have hold a good honours degree, along with a recognised teaching qualification and have previous experience of successful teaching within the secondary school system.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
You will, as part of the School of Education:
• Engage in teaching that enhances the design and delivery of the department’s existing undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
• Carry out course evaluation, including facilitating student feedback, reflecting on your own teaching and implementing ideas for improving your own performance.
• Be involved in professional activities such as membership of subject associations, presentation at teaching conferences and supporting the professional development of others in the team.
• Self-generate work through scholarly pursuits plus innovation in teaching and
• Contribute to the life of the School of Education, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the wider University community through administration responsibilities and committee membership as and when appropriate.
• Plan and prioritise your own work, and forward plan in line with programme and
departmental requirements up to five years for some tasks.
• Respond to reactive requests, such as those relating to teaching, supervising students and administrative tasks, as they arise.
• Keep up to date with developments in practice in your area of expertise.
• Support students who choose to continue their PGDE study to masters level as part of our Newly Qualified Teacher offer.
• Work collegially as part of the School, working on programmes across the School as required.
• Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post.


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