DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME (STEP)
London based, NW1
The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 with the object of promoting scholarship and learning of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, and a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths.
The Secondary Teacher Education Programme aims to develop an international community of qualified religious education teachers who will deliver the Institute’s secondary curriculum throughout the worldwide Ismaili Muslim community The programme encourages a perspective that is not confined to the theological and religious heritage of Islam, but seeks to explore the relationship of religious ideas to broader dimensions of society and culture.
STEP is a large-scale initiative involving The Institute of Ismaili Studies, the Institute of Education (IOE) at the University of London, and the Ismaili Tariqah and Religious Education Boards.The programme extends over two academic years and culminates in two postgraduate awards: the Master of Teaching (MTeach) and Master of Arts in Education (Muslim Societies and Civilizations). Following completion of the academic programme in London, participants proceed to an in-service phase as Secondary Teachers employed by the National Ismaili Tariqah and Religions Education Boards.
The role holder will take responsibility for the development, management, organisation and quality assurance of all teacher education and training activities associated with STEP; liaising with external agencies and ensuring the ongoing evaluation of the programme.
A post graduate qualification in education is required as well as experience in training teachers and Islamic Studies. The successful candidate will have an awareness of the issues involved in the translation and adaptation of the curriculum, specifically Bait-Ul-Ilm teacher training.
The closing date for applications is 30 April 2011.