Senior Lecturer – Specialist Dyslexia Tutor

Kingston University


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Education, Midwifery & Social Work

Contract type

Fixed Term Contract

The Role

In this role, you will join our team of committed academics who enable students to transform lives through their professional practice in early years, primary and secondary school settings. You will lead the development, organisation and delivery of dyslexia knowledge enhancement activities for staff, students and school-based mentors in early years, primary and secondary education, working with the Lead for Teacher Education, the Portfolio and Innovation Development Lead and the sponsoring charity, Driver Youth Trust. The ambition of this role is to improve outcomes for our students, create a more inclusive environment for staff and students, and culminate in better outcomes for children and young people presenting with dyslexia and literacy difficulties in schools.

The Person

You are an inspirational educator who is passionate about inclusion. You have in-depth knowledge and understanding of dyslexia and literacy difficulties and have a proven track-record as an educator, teacher and/or practitioner in this area. You are determined to make an impact on policy and practice in the field of dyslexia and inclusion. You are currently, or keen to become, a research-engaged academic. You will contribute new knowledge to the field of inclusive education through your research and scholarly activity and, in turn, enhance students’ learning and professional practice. You are also someone who relishes the opportunity to lead new and innovative developments in the Department.

By the end of your probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

The Faculty

School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work

Individualisation is very important to us in the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work. For our students that means a philosophy where we go above and beyond to deliver the practical teaching methods that will create the very best educators, midwives and social work and social carers of tomorrow. For our staff we provide the support they need to enable them to succeed in the different aspects of their role, including teaching, supervision and research. Everyone here enjoys an environment built on innovation where we recruit creative, original thinkers who are motivated to explore new avenues and transform learners’ lives.

Further information

This is a full time fixed-term role for 2 years with a starting salary of £47,004 per annum.

Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 4th July 2023

If you require further information about this role, please contact Dr Daryl Maisey, Associate Professor.

Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students’ identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are – so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

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