Kingston University

Kingston University

Associate Professor: Primary Initial Teacher Education Professional Lead

Associate Professor: Primary Initial Teacher Education Professional Lead


Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care & Education


School of Education, Midwifery & Social Work

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  • This is a new role, following our successful reaccreditation as an ITE provider and designed to help us better meet the new sector requirements from September 2024. You will lead our primary phase of initial teacher education, ensuring we deliver high quality, innovative programmes that enable new teachers to be successful in practice and develop the future skills they need to succeed.

    The role includes working closely with primary schools to develop the vision and curriculum for our partnership, ensuring compliance and managing quality assurance processes. You will lead a team of subject PGCE and BA route/Module leaders, and work closely with our school based ITE partnership colleagues, to design, deliver and iterate high quality curriculum. You will also contribute to programme delivery and assessment in school placements and of academic work.

    The Person

    You are an inspirational teacher and leader who is passionate about teacher education. You have taught in primary schools and held a leadership and management responsibility in a primary school and/or in initial teacher education in a university or SCITT. You have a proven track record in critically interpreting and ensuring compliance with external quality requirements (e.g. Ofsted).

    You are an effective collaborator who understands the importance of team working in achieving the vision and mission for initial teacher education. You inspire colleagues to innovate and iterate and are excited about working closely with school partners in delivering high quality curriculum.

    Applicants will be required to demonstrate that they meet the Kingston University standards in learning and teaching, and research. By the end of the probation period, you must have achieved the relevant level of UKPSF recognition (if this has not already been obtained). For those new to teaching, this will be through our accredited Introduction to Learning and Teaching and for those experienced in teaching, through our Kingston Academic Practice Standards Framework.

    The Faculty

    School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work

    Individualisation is very important to us in the School of Education, Midwifery and Social Work. For our students that means a philosophy where we go above and beyond to deliver the practical teaching methods that will create the very best educators, midwives and social work and social carers of tomorrow. For our staff we provide the support they need to enable them to succeed in the different aspects of their role, including teaching, supervision and research. Everyone here enjoys an environment built on innovation where we recruit creative, original thinkers who are motivated to explore new avenues and transform learners' lives.

    Further information

    This is a full time, permanent role with a starting salary of £57,011 per annum.

    Interviews are expected to be held on Wednesday 7 June 2023.

    If you require further information about this role, please contact Ms Joanne McKibbin, Associate Professor: Head of Department of Education.

    Bring your true self, expertise, and passion to Kingston where we are continuing to strive to build a university where authentic inclusion and belonging is at its heart. Every one of our staff and students' identities, backgrounds and diverse experiences makes us who we are - so harness and embrace yours by applying today. We welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+ communities and those with disabilities.

    Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required, this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

    To apply click on ‘Apply Now'. If, for accessibility reasons, you need to apply in an alternative format, please email [email protected] or call the HR Shared Services team on 020 8417 3118.

    Job details


    Associate Professor: Primary Initial Teacher Education Professional Lead


    Kingston University


    United Kingdom


    May 24, 2023

    Application deadline

    May 29, 2023

    Job type

    Lecturer,Associate Professor/Professor


    Education,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Founded in 1899, Kingston University London began its operations with courses specialising in chemistry, electric wiring, building construction, nursing, dressmaking and clay modelling. In 1926, it was recognised as a technical college by the Board of Education. In 1992, the university was renamed as Kingston University from Kingston Polytechnic.
    The institution has campuses in and around Kingston, United Kingdom. It also has a campus in Friars Avenue, London, and another campus at Crammer Terrace, London. Its Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston Hill campus, Kingston School of Art at Knight's Park and Roehampton Vale campus are linked together by the University's free inter-site bus service.

    Every campus is easy to reach as there are two mainline train stations, a network of bus routes, and major motorways. Also, both Gatwick and Heathrow international airports are easily reachable from the campus by both road and public transport. Within the university, there are four faculties that are Kingston School of Art, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education and Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing. Each faculty in the university offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in specific streams.

    Moreover, all these faculties undertake research in related areas of study. As per the December 2018 report published on the university's official website, it had 16,499 students out of which 3,158 were non-UK students. Each faculty has world class facilities. The Kingdom School of Art comprises world-class facilities, such as 3D materials workshop, digital media workshop, hackSpace, moving image workshop, photography workshop and printmaking studios. The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing maintains various facilities, such as Scene of the Crime House, Learjet Lab and Centre for Augmented and Virtual Reality environments.

    The university has a list of notable alumni. In the field of entertainment and film, the alumni of the university include actor Ben Barnes, American model, actress and journalist Angie Bowie, actress Jessie Cave, Hong Kong actor Sam Chan. In the field of arts, the alumni include artist and illustrator Eileen Aldridge, Turner Prize nominee artist Fiona Banner, photographer Richard Bryant, product designer James Irvine, product designer Jasper Morrison, and sculptor David Nash. In the field of fashion, the alumni of the university include Harper's Bazaar editor in chief and journalist Glenda Bailey, and fashion designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista. In the field of architecture, there are David Chipperfield and Alexander Yusuf.

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