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Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Primary & Childhood Education (Foundation Subjects)

Primary & Childhood Education

Location:  Ormskirk
Salary:  £35,326 to £46,042 per annum
Post Type:  Full Time
Closing Date:  Wednesday 24 August 2022
Reference:  EHT0736-0322-R

Your discipline. Your passion. Our success, together. 

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Primary and Childhood Education (Foundation Subject) to join the Primary and Childhood Education Department within the Faculty of Education. The department is at an exciting stage. We have recruited a number of early career academics and many of our academics are research active. We are using a variety of innovative approaches to support trainee teachers to develop their knowledge of teaching. We are one of the largest teacher education department in the UK.

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Primary Foundation Subjects teacher education programmes, contributing to the delivery of our modules on Primary Foundation Subjects and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. We would particularly welcome candidates who could teach one or more of our teacher education programmes.

About You

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Primary and Childhood Education (Foundation Subjects), you will be someone with energy, drive and enthusiasm for educating and training our next generation of teachers. You will be prepared to teach across a broad range of subjects and can work efficiently and at a high level.

You should have recent, relevant experience working as a teacher in primary schools. You should also have previous experience of leading a foundation subject in schools and of working with ITT students. 

Rewards & Benefits

We want you to feel happy when you come to work and proud when you go home.

From the moment you join us you have the opportunity to enhance your skills. We offer various routes for progression, a range of specialist development sessions and academic development opportunities along with an award winning and comprehensive staff health & wellbeing programme (HR Excellence Awards 2017). This means you will receive a full academic induction, be enrolled if appropriate on our PGCTHE, benefit from the Edge Hill University CPD scheme (UKPSF) and our annual University Learning and Teaching day all to support your professional development. 

This is just a taste of what we are able to offer you at Edge Hill University.

About Us

 “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education. 

We are recognised for our outstanding achievements in student satisfaction, staff engagement, graduate employment and innovation as well as our strengthening research profile, investment and growth. The Times Higher ‘University of the Year’ award also celebrated our distinct role in “transforming lives” – reflecting a distinctive philosophy of creating opportunity from excellence.

You’ll be working for a multi award-winning institution that has been named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. Edge Hill has also recently been awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards (2021) in recognition of our continued commitment to deliver an exceptional student experience and the exceptional progress we have made to deliver investment and innovation over the past 12 months, while placing students at the heart of everything we do.

The University has been judged Best UK Employer (European Business Awards 2016) and highly commended in Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2017 for Workplace of the Year.

Based on an award-winning campus in West Lancashire,  Edge Hill University offers a stimulating and empowering environment for ambitious and high performing professionals.

For informal enquiries about this vacancy you may wish to contact: Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Head of Department of Primary and Childhood Education at 

Please note, DBS checks will be carried out at any point during your employment if your work requires this.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    
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