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Head of Learning & Teaching Innovation

Vacancy Details

Salary: Grade 10 £59, 828 - £61,618 pa/pr
Job Type: Academic
Closing Date: 08/19/2019
Date Posted: 08/08/2019
Reference: SM104



The Academic Development Unit (ADU) is seeking to recruit an exceptional leader to develop teaching, learning and assessment across the University.  The appointed candidate will have an excellent and current profile for teaching and teaching innovation in a higher education context, with a proven track record of leading successful education change projects across a whole higher education institution.

Building on fundamental learning environment transformation over the past three years, the main purpose of this post is to ensure that the enhancement of all learning activities, as a critical part of our overall quality enhancement, is informed by an external perspective, sector trends, recognised best practice, and innovation in relation to teaching & assessment.  The successful development and implementation of the University’s Corporate and Academic Strategies is a key aspect of this post, ensuring that continuous improvement and innovation is tuned to external policy and internal requirements (e.g., the Teaching Excellence Framework). 

The post holder will work intensively with the Head of Quality Enhancement to provide a range of engaging, timely and sector leading development opportunities for staff. A key aspect of this role is the planning and implementation of major change projects creating the environment for teaching excellence and delivering the strategic priorities.  The ability to connect with and influence colleagues working across the institution is key.

The post holder will be a member of the ADU senior team and will contribute to the broader work of the ADU as required.  In particular, the close working between the Director of Quality Enhancement and the Head of Learning & Teaching Innovation will ensure a dynamic, well-understood, and sector-leading enhancement programme, meeting the University priorities, as articulated in the Academic Strategy and all relevant sector policy developments.


If you would like an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dr Amanda Pill, Director of Quality Enhancement.


Closing Date: Monday 19th August 2019

Interview Date: Friday 6th September 2019

The University understands the benefits of recruiting a diverse range of people and welcome applications from underrepresented sections of the community.

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