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Lecturer (Teaching) Science

UCL Institute of Education

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 26th Aug 2021
  • Salary: £44,737 - £52,764 per annum
  • REF: 1878104
  • Closes: 08th September 2021
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

The UCL Institute of Education is a world-leading centre for research and teaching in social science and education, ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2021 QS World University Rankings for the eighth year running. It was shortlisted for the ‘University of the Year’ title in the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) awards. In January 2014, the IOE secured outstanding grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training across primary, secondary and further education programmes. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework assessment of university research, 94% of the Institutes research was judged to be world class.

Founded in 1902, the IOE currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff, and attracts students from over 100 countries around the world. The IOE merged with UCL in December 2014, to become the UCL Institute of Education. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe.

Within the IOE, the department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment is a world-leading centre for economics, geography, business, mathematics, science and humanities education. A core strength of the Department is in the study, support and improvement of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment through multidisciplinary programmes. The Department hosts top-rated initial teacher education programmes, incorporating Secondary PGCE, School Direct and Teach First, innovative Masters programmes and a wide range of continuing professional development courses.

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer (Teaching) Science.

Joining a large, dynamic and successful science team at the UCL Institute of Education, you will initiate, develop, design and be responsible for the delivery of a programme or a range of modules of high quality in accordance with agreed curriculum development in Science education. In addition, you will support the development of trainee teachers.

This post is available from 1st September 2021 31st August 2022 in the first instance.

Key Requirements

With a first degree or equivalent experience in Science, together with Qualified Teacher Status, you will also have proven evidence of leadership in curriculum and course design.

This post requires regular unsupervised work in schools for which DBS clearance is required.

Further Details

A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply please click the “Apply Now” button below.

If you have any informal queries regarding the vacancy please contact Jacek Brant- j.brant@ucl.ac.uk.

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

8 Sep 2021

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Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.

Any offer of employment will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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