Lecturer in Teacher Education

University of Glasgow

As part of its ‘Global Talent’ recruitment campaign, the School of Education invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Teacher Education (Research and Teaching Track). This open-ended term contract is an opportunity to contribute to the School’s world changing ambitions, locally and globally, through research and teaching.

The School is a large and dynamic unit which brings together researchers with expertise across all sectors of education: formal and non-formal, pre-school through to higher, adult and community education. In the recent UK Research Assessment Framework (REF) the  expert panel judged that 90% of our work was either world leading or internationally excellent; 82.6% of our research outputs were assessed as either world leading (37.6%) or internationally excellent (45%); the panel assessed 75% of our impact on society as world leading and 25% internationally excellent and we achieved the maximum score of 100% world leading in the assessment of the environment that we have established to support research.

The School of Education offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and CPD courses, and has a thriving community of PhD and EdD students. You will actively contribute to delivering an excellent student experience through teaching, assessment and administration processes. The School prides itself on the effective integration of teaching, research, theory, policy and practice. The key feature of its research is its commitment to placing educational research as part of an interdisciplinary agenda to support the development of more equitable societies in the spirit of social justice.

The School aims to contribute to better places locally, nationally and globally, providing a major source of research-informed evidence that contributes to positive economic and societal impact. The School is organised within four Research and Teaching Groups (RTGs): Culture, Literacies, Inclusion & Pedagogy (CLIP), Educational Leadership & Policy (ELP), Pedagogy, Praxis & Faith (PPF); and People, Place & Social Change (PPSC). The School is situated within the College of Social Sciences (CoSS) and we welcome applications from candidates keen to contribute to interdisciplinary research, scholarship and knowledge exchange, working collaboratively in taking forward the CoSS interdisciplinary research themes.

Job Purpose

To develop, lead and sustain research and scholarship of international standard and contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by delivering, organising and reviewing agreed teaching, assessment and administration processes to enhance learning and teaching in the School of Education.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

1. Pursue and deliver independent research proposals and/or collaborative research projects, project managing research activities, supervising and taking responsibility for the research team. Securing external resources to support research individually and/or jointly, as appropriate to Education.

2. Develop an expert reputation in the field by effective dissemination and publishing of research findings in leading journals and conferences, and where appropriate, undertaking knowledge exchange activities.

3. Make a substantial contribution to developing and enhancing the research profile of the School of Education. Establishing and leading research collaborations with appropriate individuals and groups within the University, including multi-disciplinary links, and developing external research collaborations both nationally and internationally, to ensure that research activities are at the forefront of the field.

4. Actively contribute to the effective management and administration of the School of Education, assuming responsibility for the management of allocated resources and contributing to the wider organisation of the relevant subject area.

5. Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

6. Develop effective approaches which enhance intellectual understanding and innovation in the field and support and enhance course delivery, course organisation, feedback and assessment. This will involve blended and/or online provision.

7. Ensure an inclusive and evidence-based approach to facilitating learning in a range of face-to-face and potentially online delivery formats such as tutorials, lectures, problem-based learning, that promotes student participation and learning outcome attainment.

8. Develop effective working relationships with students and early career staff in Education, providing specialist advice, support and academic leadership.

9. Work in partnership with relevant student services teams, respond appropriately to the diverse range of learning approaches and learner needs.

10. Supervise project work at undergraduate and Masters levels and take forward the supervision and training of postgraduate research students.

11. Take on administrative or leadership roles within the School as assigned by the Head of School.

12. Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

13. Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Head of School.

14. Contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan, Inspiring People Changing The World.



A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent in related discipline with a growing reputation for scholarship within the subject area

A2 Membership of relevant professional body, where appropriate.


B1 Eligible for registration with the General Teaching Council, Scotland (applicant to confirm prior to application).

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


C1 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge in Education to develop research and teaching programmes/methodologies/learning support.

C2 Established reputation in research and teaching, including an international research profile in Education.

C3 Proven ability to design, review and enhance multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes.

C4 Ability to communicate complex or conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding and developing early career academic colleagues.

C5 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/College/School/Service.

C6 Established track record of research outputs and of applying for, and securing, external research funding compatible with enhancing the School’s research profile in accordance with School objectives.

C7 Experience and achievement in the relevant field reflected in an expanding personal academic portfolio.

C8 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods and devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods.

C9 Track record of continuous engagement with current practice and developing knowledge.

C10 Demonstrated commitment to open research, as appropriate to Education and Social Sciences, through open data, open code, open educational resources and practices that support replication.

C11 Proven commitment to supporting the career development of colleagues and to other forms of collegiality appropriate to the career stage.


D1 Minimum of three years successful teaching experience in a primary or secondary school

D2 Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching practices

D3 Experience collaborating with school personnel within diverse schools

D4 Instructing Initial Teacher Education courses in teaching methods

D5 Experience supervising students during school placements

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 8, £46,047 – £53,353 per annum.

This post is full time (35 hrs per week) and open ended.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension – pensions handbook https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University  https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

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