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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Primary Music Education (0.5 full-time equivalent)

School of Education

Location:  Brighton - Falmer
Salary:  £35,845 to £51,034 pro rata
Closing Date:  Friday 18 June 2021
Reference:  EE3144-21-157

Are you a highly motivated, innovative and effective practitioner who is keen to promote primary music education across our school and beyond? If you are, come and join our successful and dynamic team who, through a continued commitment to research and teaching excellence, strive to maximise students’ potential as future specialists of their subject. 

You will support our students to develop subject knowledge and teaching skills, sharing both practical expertise and relevant scholarship with students as a primary music specialist. At Senior Lecturer grade you would also be expected to take on coordination and/or leadership roles within the School of Education on arrival.

You will have:

  • The ability to demonstrate a passion for teaching and students’ learning and be able to offer a clear rationale for your pedagogy
  • A good (normally a 1st or 2:1) undergraduate degree
  • A relevant postgraduate qualification (PGCert/EYITT/PGCE/MA/PhD), an equivalent level of professional experience or evidence of a commitment to obtaining a relevant higher degree/professional qualification
  • A relevant professional qualification (QTS or equivalent)
  • An equivalent level of professional experience or evidence of a commitment to obtaining a relevant higher degree/professional qualification

Due to the nature of this post a DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

You will, depending on your individual profile, contribute to a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and work-related programmes. Programmes are delivered across the full calendar year and can involve some work on evenings and Saturdays.  You may also be expected to travel to partner schools and settings to support students’ professional learning in collaboration with a range of professionals from these placements.

Situated in excellent facilities at our Falmer site, just five miles from Brighton’s stunning sea front and vibrant city centre, the School of Education is one of the largest providers of education and training for student teachers, teachers and other professionals in the higher education sector. Rated outstanding by Ofsted for early years, primary and secondary education in our latest inspection (November 2018) and outstanding for our early years, primary and secondary provision, we are ranked in the top 15 for education courses in the UK in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. The School of Education has consistently gained very strong feedback from our student body with 88% overall satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey results.  We have been voted School of the Year by Brighton Students' Union two years in a row.

With our commitment to the highest expectations and standards in education and research we enjoy a regional, national and international reputation for the quality of our provision. Promoting creativity and innovation and embracing the principles of equality and inclusion we are consistently successful in meeting new market demands and government initiatives at both a local and national level. Programmes with the school focus predominantly on education, learning and development.

This is a 0.5 (full-time equivalent) permanent position.

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The University is committed to an inclusive environment which embraces equality and diversity in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We particularly encourage applicants from a Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) background because the university is underrepresented by BAME staff.

Further information about working for us, as well as the wide range of benefits we offer, can be found in the working with us section of our vacancies page.



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