Associate Professor of Education
University of St Mark & St John, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
United Kingdom

The Post

This post is designed to develop and lead provision in an area of education that extends the Faculty’s current reach and impact, particularly in relation to taught postgraduate programmes and research.

The University has a well-established reputation for its taught programmes in teacher education, community education, early years education, special educational needs and outdoor learning. This post has been established initially to extend the reach and impact of this education and teacher training provision by developing a new postgraduate MSc in Education and a new Education Leadership and Management route to a developing suite of sector-specific MBA programmes. The post-holder will be expected to inform these and subsequent developments with an established research record and their national and international networks.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for an aspiring leader to develop an area of work at the heart of the University’s portfolio.

The post holder will be based in the Department of Social Sciences and located within the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences.

Applicants with experience of developing innovation in digital scholarship and/or of leading initiatives in e-learning are particularly invited to apply.

Many of the tasks to be undertaken by the post holder will be taken forward in collaboration with other colleagues and collaborative research partners and the post holder will work particularly closely with colleagues in sociology and psychology in addition to education and teacher training.

The University

The University of St Mark & St John is the UK’s leading University for Social Mobility (Social Mobility Graduate Index 2014). It provides a transformative student experience through its professionally oriented programmes supported by world-class facilities, excellent teaching, applied research and collaborative partnerships.

Our University is a values-based community that specialises in education and research with tangible impact on health and wealth generation provided by our three faculties of: Education and Social Sciences; Sport and Health Sciences; and Culture and Language Sciences.

Founded in 1838 as England’s first teacher training college, the two constituent colleges of St Mark’s and St John’s merged in 1926 to become known as Marjon. In 1973 Marjon relocated from London to Plymouth and was awarded University title in 2013. Located between the sea and Dartmoor National Park our University offers beautiful surroundings combining city, coast and countryside and the south west offers an excellent quality of life.

Significant investment has been made over the last three years in staff, research scholarships and facilities to support our agenda of growth and excellence. New laboratories have been established in psychology and are being developed in health sciences. In sport and exercise sciences our recently opened laboratories are the only facility in the south west of England to be accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and our world-class sport facilities were ranked equal fourth in the UK in the recent Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2016).

Closing date: Thursday 28April 2016 at mid-day

Interview date: Friday 3 June 2016

Application Process and How to Apply

To apply for the position applicants are asked to complete the University application form.

Application forms and further details are available from the University website:

Alternatively you can email Human Resources to request an application or telephone: 01752 636844.

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