Senior Lecturer in Education

Job Category
Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Faculty/Prof Service
Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
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About ARU:

We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical and creative fields.  We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities.  Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.


About the Role:

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In Education these include the PGCert, MA Education, MBA, PGCE, as well as doctoral level studies. Our undergraduate provision includes Working with Children, Families and Communities, Early Childhood Studies, Montessori and Primary Education Studies. Following our successful accreditation from the Department of Education, we will be delivering courses that award Qualified Teacher Status from September 2024, starting with a brand-new three-year BEd (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status. 


We’re seeking to recruit a Senior Lecturer in Education with experience in higher education and initial teacher training. You will have a higher degree or relevant professional qualification in subject discipline at post graduate level and with QTS.  Ideally you will have primary subject expertise and experience of supporting trainee or early career teachers. In this role you will be based in either Chelmsford or Cambridge and will support the development of, and from September 2024 teach on, the new BEd curriculum, support the delivery of mentor training under the new requirements for ITT and support partnership development activities within the region. You will also have the opportunity to teach across the Education portfolio including Masters and Doctoral supervision and contribute to the Department Research strategy.


You will be an integral part of the new ITT team, led by the Director of ITT and three Leads for ITT: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough and you’ll be joining a team of motivated, dynamic, inclusive individuals. We are all aspirational for our students and wider communities, passionate about high quality teaching and research and committed to empowering professionals, supporting life-long learning and employability, and striving for a socially just and inclusive society.


Informal enquiries can be made to Jenny Fogarty, Director of Initial Teacher Training by emailing


We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including a generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package. Visit our benefits page for full details.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment. 


We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community. 


Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.  


We have a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK. 


Guidance Notes: 

For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification above. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.



Please note that we may close this vacancy early depending on the number and quality of applications received.