This is an opportunity for an individual with expertise in teaching chemistry at secondary school level to join the School of Education, Communication and Society at one of the top 10 UK universities in the world. King’s College London offers an intellectually stimulating environment in which to work, where staff are dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and learning, in the service of society. The lecturer in Chemistry Education will lead curriculum development, teaching and management on the Chemistry PGCE. The position potentially also includes adopting a leadership role for the Science PGCE programme (biology, chemistry and physics). The successful applicant will join the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM).
At King’s, we are committed to ensuring that applicants from under-represented backgrounds, and/or those with protected characteristics, feel confident applying to work with us. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics, and/or that have been marginalised on any grounds, so that we better reflect the community we serve.
We are open to discussions about job share possibilities
The successful candidate must be available to commence the role at the start of the academic year.
Lead the Chemistry PGCE programme, including curriculum development, teaching and management.
Play a key role within PGCE Science through either leading and coordinating the Science programme, or contributing to curriculum development across science, leading monitoring and evaluation, or teaching across the PGCE Science programme and PGCE professional studies module, and other programmes, such as the MA Education.
Act as Personal Tutor to PGCE and MA students.
Liaise with partnership schools, including mentor development and liaison, and undertaking school visits to students on placement.
Assess PGCE students’ competency and MA-level assignments.
Review PGCE applications and interview prospective candidates.
Develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material to create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students.
Ensure that course design and delivery comply with the quality standards and regulations of the School and College.
Effectively perform academic administrative duties (e.g. programme and module leadership, examinations, admissions)
Continually update knowledge and understanding in relevant fields, participating in Continuous Professional Development.
Make a wider contribution to teacher development within ECS and with other departments.
Collaborate with academic and professional colleagues on joint projects and areas of shared interest, including contributing to the academic life of the Centre for Research in Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (CRESTEM), and collaboration with other King’s departments.
The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.