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Director of the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

Vision: To establish the University of Leeds as an international leader in the pedagogy, scholarship and delivery of research-led education and research-based learning, and a centre for the development, implementation and dissemination of exciting and innovative teaching practice.

This role offers a unique opportunity to play a major role in helping the University realise its ambition to be a recognised international leader in the scholarship and practice of pedagogy in higher education. You will be a senior academic with an international profile in your field and a significant track record of achievement and leadership in this area, able to inspire confidence and ambition in others, and to work with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education, the Institute’s Board, and the wider University to shape and deliver an ambitious strategic vision and plan.  

You will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education. Operational and administrative support will be provided by colleagues in the Student Opportunity Directorate of the Student Education Service. 

While the role is advertised as full-time, a fractional presence in one of our Schools of study can be negotiated.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Tom Ward, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education

Via Ruth Smith (PA)
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5000, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Teaching Excellence and Innovation
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence
Category:  Academic
Grade:  Grade 10
Competitive salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 14 February 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 08 March 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  LITEI1032
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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