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Lecturer in English Education (Academic Education Pathway)

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This is an opportunity for an individual with expertise in teaching English at secondary school level to join the School of Education, Communication and Society at one of the top 10 UK universities in the world. King’s College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning, in the service of society. The lecturer in English Education will lead curriculum development and teaching on the English PGCE, as well as contribute to other programmes in the school such as the MA Education. This role will also contribute to the academic life of the Department and will act as Personal Tutor to PGCE and MA students.

We particularly welcome candidates from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to reflect the community we serve.

This post will be offered on a fixed term contract for two years

This is a 0.6 post

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the English PGCE programme.
  • Contribute to curriculum development and teaching on the PGCE, in particular the English PGCE, but also the PGCE professional studies module and other programmes in the School, such as the MA Education.
  • Act as Personal Tutor to PGCE and MA students.
  • Participate in Continuous Professional Development activities where appropriate.
  • Liaise with colleagues and students on the PGCE as well as in the School and College as appropriate.
  • Contribute to, help establish and lead on networks with external stakeholders.
  • Disseminate conceptual and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with other departments at King’s.
  • Be responsible for key aspects of educational programmes, especially as Programme Director of the PGCE English programme, helping to ensure smooth operations.
  • Contribute to decision making with colleagues.
  • Continually update knowledge and understanding in relevant fields.
  • Work with colleagues on joint projects as required.
  • Collaborate with academic and professional colleagues on areas of shared interest.
  • Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material to create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
  • Ensure that course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the School and College.
  • Disseminate teaching innovations and initiatives at departmental level.
  • Effective performance of academic administrative duties (e.g. programme and module leadership, examinations, admissions) or others as required by the Head of School.
  • Undertaking school visits to students on school-based placements.
  • Liaising with partnership mentors/schools.
  • Making a wider contribution to teacher development within ECS and with other departments.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

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