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Lecturer in Education and Social Justice

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University of York - Heslington Campus
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40,322 - 49,553 a year
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to be confirmed
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Role Description


The Department of Education is looking to appoint a Lecturer (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to contribute to research and teaching in the field of education and social justice. The Department is proud to be recognised as one of the leading Education Departments in the country.


This post provides an exciting opportunity for candidates with a track record of high-quality teaching and a commitment to excellence in teaching, supervision and citizenship to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. We are seeking to appoint a candidate who can evidence research achievement or potential in an area that contributes to and enhances research activity in the Department’s Centre for Research on Education and Social Justice (CRESJ). We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests in race and ethnicity and/or gender in education. The ability to contribute to teaching on our MA programmes (Social Justice and Education, and Global and International Citizenship Education) will be an added advantage.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications required:

  • You will have a PhD in the field of education or a related social science discipline with appropriate academic professional and teaching qualifications or a willingness to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice.
  • You will have knowledge and experience of research in education including a range of research techniques and methodologies.
  • You will have specialist knowledge in education and social justice or related field
  • You will be able to evidence dissemination of research findings through various means, for example, publications in research journals or presentation of papers at conferences.
  • You will be able to design and deliver teaching material across a range of modules and programmes and have evidence of successful course planning and student supervision.
  • You will have the ability to extend, transform and apply knowledge from scholarship and have knowledge and experience of a range of teaching techniques to enthuse and engage students.
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills including the ability to write publications, develop research objectives, projects and proposals and to disseminate research findings using other appropriate means.
  • You will have a commitment to high quality, be able to display creativity, initiative and judgement in relation to your work and be able to plan and prioritise your own workload.
  • You will be able to demonstrate a collaborative ethos, be willing to work proactively with colleagues and display a positive attitude towards colleagues and students.
  • You will show commitment to the Department/University through the undertaking of management and administration duties.

Interview date: to be confirmed

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Paul Wakeling, Head of Department ( or Professor Vanita Sundaram, Deputy Head of Department (

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