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Academic Development Consultant

Are you passionate about developing others? Do you have experience of supporting colleagues to develop their research and teaching practices? Are you keen to contribute to the development of new services to support excellent academic practice? 

The Academic Practice Team works with staff at all career stages and our provision regularly evolves to ensure it is current and is supporting the University’s priorities. The team’s portfolio encompasses initial and continuing professional development for student education and research, including teaching and learning practices, supervision and leadership, academic integrity, funding, impact and sustainability, the effective use of digital technologies and career development and recognition. 

In this role you will lead on provision for research integrity and ethics and initial professional development for teaching, particularly the programme for PGRs and researchers who teach or supervise students. You will design and deliver provision with reference to academic development needs and regulatory considerations and associated expectations for compliance. You will also lead or contribute to university wide projects contributing to the development and maintenance of effective environments for research, teaching and learning.

In addition, you will lead the work of the Post Graduate Research team, providing line management to individual colleagues and working with the Head of Academic Practice and three other Team Leaders to develop, manage, evaluate and promote the team’s activities. 

To succeed in this role you will be positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent facilitation and interpersonal skills, plus extensive relevant experience and knowledge to deliver development opportunities which meet the needs of staff and PGRs

The team is part of the Organisational and Professional Development Department (OD&PL). This is an exciting time to join the OD&PL team with opportunities to develop new approaches to academic practice and professional learning, spanning the breadth of academic roles and career pathways.

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

Louise Woodcock, Head of Academic Practice

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4047, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Organisational Development and Professional Learning
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  Grade 8
Salary:  £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Ongoing
Release Date:  Friday 27 September 2019
Closing Date:  Sunday 13 October 2019
Reference:  CSODP1026
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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