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Job Title:
Senior Lecturer: Inclusive Education and SEN
Closing Date:
28 February 2013
Salary Range:
£ 38522.00 to £ 44607.00

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Division: Faculty of Education
Department: Inclusive Education & SEN
Work Pattern: Permanent
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Senior Lecturer: Inclusive Education and SEN

This is a part time, permanent, 0.4 FTE vacancy, available from 1st September 2013, for an average 14.8 hours per week. Potentially the role could be offered as one 0.4 FTE post or as a job share for candidates seeking to work less than 0.4 FTE.

Grade 9: £38,522 - £44,607 per annum pro-rata

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the UK's largest and most popular Universities. We are the University for World Class Professionals.

The Faculty of Education has a strong national reputation for its work across the education disciplines and professions. In 2010/11, its primary and secondary teacher training provision was judged to be outstanding by Ofsted. It is also widely recognised for its innovative commercial projects and is judged internationally excellent in educational research. The faculty is a vibrant, creative and exciting place to work with a supportive management team that encourages fresh ideas.

The Centre for Inclusive Education and SEN is highly regarded for its successful Masters programmes in inclusive education and special educational needs. Our academic team currently offers expertise in inclusion and diversity in education, in autism spectrum conditions and in specific learning difficulties; with experience as educational psychologists and in local authority advisory and school leadership roles. We have well established partnerships with local authorities across Greater Manchester for the National Award for SEN Coordination. Colleagues are engaged in research and publication activities, supported by the Education & Social Research Institute, rated in the top ten for educational research in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

The Centre for Inclusive Education and SEN is part of the broader Arts, Languages and Humanities Education Division. There may be opportunities for the successful applicant to be involved in new initiatives within the Division.

The postholder will join the Programme Team for our MA (Inclusive Education & SEN), teaching core units based on research in inclusive education; together with supervising research with both full-time and part-time students. They will be expected to contribute to the development of our programmes, and to share in programme administration.

As a team, we will need to be flexible in responding to a changing policy context for both inclusive education and SEN and for Continuing Professional Development programmes in education. Our challenge is to continue to develop our critical stance whilst meeting the needs of practitioners and attracting new students. In September 2014, we will be moving to an outstanding new campus at Birley Fields, which will offer further opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and partnership working.

You will be able to offer an area of specialism such as inclusive education, or an area of special educational needs such as autism spectrum conditions, specific learning difficulties, or behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. Evidence of engagement with research activities or publications would be a particular advantage. You will need to be willing to work flexibly and engage with colleagues as a member of a team; and to recognise that teaching on CPD programmes typically involves contributing to evening and weekend provision.

The post is subject to an enhanced CRB check.

For an informal discussion regarding the requirements of the role please contact Peter Hick (

For more information and to apply online, visit If you do not have access to the internet, or require an application in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources on 0161 247 3502 quoting the reference number G1/3113. Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 28th February 2013.

Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a diverse environment where everybody is treated with dignity, fairness and respect. We welcome applications from all potential candidates.

Contact Details:
Contact Name: Shafina Ahmad
Contact Number: 0161 247 3502

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