Head Of Secondary Teaching job in Musselburgh at Edinburgh Napier University

Head of Secondary Teaching

Company: Edinburgh Napier University

Location: Edinburgh UK

Date Posted:Mar 26, 2018

Why Join Us?In an exciting development we are delighted to announce our expansion into Initial Teacher Education (ITE), through the creation of a new specialism within our school of applied sciences. We are looking for an academic who is keen to explore existing challenges within the sector and lead the creation of a programme that meets the need of future teaching professionals through innovative and inspired pedagogical applied approaches. If you have a strong knowledge of the secondary education teaching qualifications sector and a background in the STEM subject areas this is the opportunity for you.We want to offer our students something different to what is available currently; our aim is to develop a new curriculum that utilises strong links with Schools, Educational Authorities and Scotland’s Science and Technology sector to truly capture the practicalities of teaching and understand the constantly developing needs of the sector. The exciting and potentially career defining task of designing these programmes will be up to you. Our initial focus will be on a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), however this will expand into further subject areas (Computing, Mathematics and English) over the next three years. As part of this development we are now ready to welcome applications for our Head of Secondary Teaching Education. This new, exciting role will be based initially within our School of Applied Sciences and will lead on the planning, implementation, and launch of our new secondary level teacher education programme.Our School of Applied Sciences is recognised for the quality of its educational provision, the employability of its graduates, its international reputation and industry partnerships in specific research areas. Based at our £60million Sighthill facility on the outskirts of Edinburgh, it is a hub for talented academics and students concerned with tackling global and local issues affecting health, society and the environment.Who Are We Looking For?We will give you the autonomy to design our new, ground-breaking programmes in ITE. We will support you to work beyond the traditional boundaries and make entrepreneurship and innovation key to our curricula. You will work with others internally, across the school and wider university, and externally to foster an inter-professional, collaborative approach to educational delivery from the outset, and will have steer in recruiting further professionals to support our new programmes. As such, we are looking for a strong leader, keen to be at the forefront of ITE, driving change within the sector to ensure our students receive an unrivalled learning experience, built on highly innovative and applied programmes. Our ideal candidate will be degree qualified, with direct experience of teaching science and/or technology related subjects in the secondary education sector and of teaching the Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at secondary level.  Edinburgh Napier University is committed to the creation of an inclusive culture.How Will We Reward You? The University offers an extensive personal benefits package and discounted membership to our innovative gym & leisure facilities across various campuses. View full job description
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