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Lecturer in Philosophy of Education

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Founded in 1902, IOE has been shaping policy and helping government, organisations and individuals navigate a changing society for the last 120 years. We embrace collaboration and excellence to create a future that is inclusive and just, and have been ranked number one for education every year since 2014 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Department of Education, Practice and Society (EPS) has specialists from a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology and philosophy who undertake research to support education throughout the life course by contributing to economic, social and political debate as well as development in societies, nationally and internationally. The department pioneers research collaborations with external partners to diversify the contribution that educational research can make academically, professionally and practically for individuals and communities. The work of the department strives to provide solutions to current and emerging pressure points in societies, such as economic change and social injustice, by creating networks and partnerships to support knowledge transfer between education, work and communities.

The Department of Education, Practice and Society has an exciting research portfolio of projects.

About the role

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer to a central role in the development of Philosophy of Education at UCL IOE.

You will assume Programme Leadership of the renowned MA in Philosophy of Education.

You will be expected to have a disciplinary base appropriate to philosophical inquiry into education, aligned with a practical and problem-based approach to the understanding of education (in its formal and informal dimensions) and with commitment to its improvement. The postholder will have a strong and relevant record of teaching and publication.

As Programme Leader for the MA in Philosophy of Education, you will be responsible for admissions onto the programme and will provide academic and pastoral support for students. You will liaise with other postgraduate Programme Leaders within the Department, the Departmental Learning and Teaching Lead and other colleagues, regarding the recruitment, running and delivery of the programme.

In addition, you will work as an independent researcher, developing original research and scholarship in the field and contributing to collaborative research projects with colleagues from philosophy of education and other disciplines.

About you

You will have a doctorate in Philosophy of Education or in a cognate discipline in the social sciences or humanities.

You will have evidence of successful teaching at university level in the field of Philosophy, Education and/or related areas in the social sciences or humanities and have experience in curriculum development and design, working with students from diverse contexts and cultural backgrounds.

In addition, you will have excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills appropriate for all aspects of the role including lecturing, supervision, teaching and research and have experience of using online teaching and learning platforms (such as Moodle) and a variety of IT packages in a work environment.

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