I want to work in...Lecturing and Research in Higher and Further Education

This list of links and resources has been carefully compiled by our Careers Consultants and Careers Information Team to provide you with the key knowledge you need if you are considering a career in this line of work.   All the links are reviewed regularly to ensure the source is reliable and the information is accurate and relevant.

If you need any further information or clarification please Email us

Sector overview

Overview of the education and teaching sector 

Typical job profiles

Academic Researcher

Higher Education Lecturer


Further Education

Become a tacher in the Further Education sector - youtube video from the Education and Training Foundation

College Development Network promoting CPD and best practice across the UK

Colleges Scotland - includes list of member colleges with links to websites

FE Advice

Leading Learning & Transofrmative Practice in Colleges (with TQFE) University of Wtrathclyde 

Teaching qualification in Further Education (TQFE) University of Stirling

Teaching in Further Education in England   (pdf)


Scottish recruitment tends to be individual college websites but some colleges advertise on:




FEcareers - recruitment across the UK

FEjobs.com - recruitment only covering England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Higher Education

Pursuing an academic career Vitae


Jobs.ac.uk - vacancies advertised across the UK and internationally

Times Higher Education - vacancies across the UK and internationally

Professional Bodies

Higher Education Academy - promoting quality in higher education teaching

Professional Development Forum

Universities Scotland  Members section has links to websites of all Scottish universities

University & College Union Careers & professional development (post-16 education)


To find out more about what it's like to work in this career, use the LinkedIn alumni tool to make contact with Strathclyde alumni working in this area.