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University Lecturer and University Senior Lecturer in PGCE

The Faculty of Education in central Cambridge seeks to appoint one University Lecturer and one University Senior Lecturer to the Faculty's Secondary PGCE programme from 1 August 2017. The successful candidates will work closely with colleagues in the Faculty specialising in the field of secondary education. The Faculty has a successful and highly regarded programme of initial teacher education (PGCE) and we are looking for someone who will engage fully in research activities in this area and, specifically, in the teaching and learning of History and of English in secondary schools. In each case, the successful candidate will be the subject leader for his/her subject within the PGCE Secondary programme.

The post of senior lecturer is available to applicants who wish to contribute significantly to the management team of the Secondary PGCE programme, in addition to being subject leader for their field. The Secondary PGCE comprises eleven different subject areas and recruits approximately 220 high-quality trainee teachers each year.

Candidates will hold a doctorate in a relevant field. They will have a record of internationally excellent research in their field. Contributions to excellence in research will be through peer-reviewed publications and other activities of a kind and quality that meet international standards as assessed in national research assessment exercises.

Candidates will normally have relevant experience of working with postgraduate students, including contributing to Masters programmes and supervising PhD students.

Salary: University Lecturer : £39,324 - £49,772, or University Senior Lecturer £52,793 - £61,178

For appointment to University Senior Lecturer, candidates would also have the skills, knowledge and experience to undertake a management role alongside the responsibility of subject leader.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for the role of University Lecturer, of up to £20,000 for a period of five years. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of outstanding achievement and an expected future level of contribution and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Geoff Hayward (

We hope to hold interviews on 24 and 25 April 2017.

Please quote reference JR11377 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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