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Subject Area Lead for Science

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
38,832-47,722 a year (reduced pro-rata)
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Role Description

The Department of Education is seeking to appoint a Subject Area Leader for Science to contribute to the Department’s Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) programme. Our PGCE programme has a long track record of working with schools to deliver research informed professional teacher training courses. Trainees on both the university-led PGCE and School Direct pathways benefit from internationally recognised academics and curriculum developers working alongside experienced teachers from over 50 partner schools to contribute to course development and delivery.

As Subject Area Leader, you will make a major contribution to the work of the Science programme.  You will work closely with the Director and take responsibility for the programme, overseeing all aspects of programme design and execution.  The post includes teaching, supervision, assessment and feedback as well as recruitment and selection.  You will work closely with the partnership schools and mentors.

You must have a first degree and relevant teaching qualification. You should have substantial knowledge of current issues in ITT and mentoring and have experience of teaching and learning in a HE context.

The appointment is available on a part-time (0.6FTE), fixed-term basis available immediately until 31st August 2019.

Closing date: 19 August 2018

Interview date: To be confirmed

Vacancy reference: 6918


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