One of the very best UK Education departments
This is one of the very best UK Education departments, with an outstanding reputation for excellence in teaching, research and employability of our students. Ranked joint first in the UK for world-leading research impact and fifth in terms of grade point average (REF 2014), we are a vibrant community of scholars, with members across the range of career levels, many of who are internationally-acclaimed researchers pursuing innovative and critical research agendas, and future leaders establishing such profiles.
We are also highly ranked across university league tables, from first in the Complete University Guide 2018, second in the Guardian University Guide 2018, and third in the Times and Sunday Times University Guide.
Both of our undergraduate programmes are highly rated in the NSS, whilst our Initial Teacher Education programmes have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2011 and 2013. At postgraduate and undergraduate level our students can choose from a wide range of topics spanning the discipline of Education.
Our vision is to be an Education department that is recognised regionally, nationally and internationally for its excellence in research, scholarship and teaching. At the core of our vision is a more equitable world in which education plays an important role in enabling individuals, communities and societies to flourish.
Research, Scholarship and Teaching conducted in the School of Education should contribute to expanding the frontiers of educational knowledge by (a) conducting internationally excellent research which has a positive impact on individuals and organizations through policy and practice; (b) creating a knowledge-base that provides evidence to facilitate decision making in education; and, (c) delivering rigorous and relevant education which inspires our students to become the future architects of an equitable and sustainable world.
Ranked first in the University Subject Tables 2018
Complete University Guide 2018
Ranked second in the University Subject Tables 2018
Guardian University Guide 2018
Initial Teacher Education programmes rated Outstanding
Ofsted in 2011 and 2013
Ranked fifth in REF2014 in terms of grade point average
Both undergraduate programmes are rated highly in the NSS, with Education Studies achieving 100% student satisfaction for several years running
31 currently active or recently awarded grants with a total value of £3.6 million. Funders include Education Endowment Foundation, ESRC, British Academy, EU funders and the Australian Research Council
The School of Education is looking for exceptional candidates to join our vibrant academic community. There are a number of opportunities currently available.
Professor of Education
We are looking for a senior academic who has passion and enthusiasm for research in education and who can share these qualities with other colleagues to lead a research cluster towards successful outputs, impact and funding. Applicants must demonstrate world leading research excellence related to one or more of the following themes: Assessment, Monitoring and Educational Effectiveness; Higher and Further Education; Evidence in Education; Educational Psychology; Intercultural Communication; Education, Pedagogy and Curriculum.
Assistant/Associate Professors in Education
We have a number of opportunities at both Assistant Professor and Associate Professor level, depending on experience, and invite applications from exceptional researchers with research and teaching interests in fields that complement or extend our existing research strengths and takes advantage of the University’s interdisciplinary research-led environment. Applicants must demonstrate research excellence related to one or more of the themes listed above. The posts offer an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of internationally excellent research and teaching while allowing unrivaled opportunities for career progression in an exciting and progressive institution.
Assistant/Associate Professors (Teaching) in Education
We have a number of vacancies, at both Assistant Professor (Teaching) and Associate Professor (Teaching) level, depending on experience, for exceptional scholars to have a significant role in our outstanding teacher training programmes. We are seeking applications form specialists in the following areas: Quality Assurance / Quality Enhancement Lead Practitioner, Maths & Pedagogy, English & Pedagogy, Humanities & Geography, Science & Pedagogy
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The School of Education is a vibrant community of scholars, with members across the range of career levels, many of who are internationally-acclaimed researchers pursuing innovative and critical research agendas, and future leaders establishing such profiles. Our passion for our research is demonstrated by our success in research income, quality outputs, significant impact and partner engagement, ultimately leading to a stimulating research environment.
The diverse expertise of the members of academic, research and teaching staff in the School of Education is one of the key contributions to our success. The breadth of research conducted at the School of Education is reflected in the diversity of existing thematic research clusters and is one of the key contributions to our success.
We have internationally recognised peaks of research excellence in the following area: Assessment, Monitoring and Educational Effectiveness; Higher and Further Education; Evidence in Education; Educational Psychology; Intercultural Communication and Education, Pedagogy and Curriculum.
Academics at the School of Education are leading in a wide variety of research projects. They range from cutting-edge research with a primarily conceptual focus (e.g., Adaptability of Personality, or Complex Problem Solving), over to research with a strong methodological focus on obtaining high-quality evidence, to projects that create immediate tangible impact in Education (e.g., Monitoring Performance in Schools, or The Pupil Premium Toolkit), they all are aimed at furthering our understanding of the processes involved in education and learning, to inform decision making underpinning educational policy and ultimately to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education.
The School of Education is based in Durham City Centre. We have our own library based at Leazes Road, which contains a large collection of books and journals on the study and practice of Education, and a Teaching Resources Centre (TRC), which contains a wide range of children's books and classroom learning materials and offers resources and services for local teachers.
The School of Education currently comprises over 100 staff, including approximately 80 academic, teaching and research staff and 26 professional support staff.
More information, including the profiles of our staff, can be found on our staff web pages.