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Excellence and Innovation Fellows

Internal only: these secondment opportunities are open to University of Leeds employees only

Are you an academic interested in fulfilling a project of teaching innovation, scholarship or pedagogy? Are you looking to set an aspirational standard of teaching excellence and pedagogic scholarship?

The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) embodies the University’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education through its investment in a community of Fellows, giving academic staff the opportunity to develop and implement projects and establish a culture of high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership. Continuing the pattern of annual recruitment, the Institute invites applications for up to five Fellowships to join LITE in September 2018.

You will be appointed to fulfil a project of teaching innovation, scholarship or pedagogy during your year’s secondment, managing the project (with the support outlined below) in alignment with LITE’s research themes, priorities and objectives. You will set an aspirational standard of teaching excellence and pedagogic scholarship that will energise LITE’s progress and develop teaching practice within and beyond the Leeds Curriculum.

As well as fulfilling the research and innovation project as outlined in your application, you will be expected to contribute fully to the dynamism of the Institute’s scholarly community, contribute content towards the digital and external-facing profiles of the Institute and act as ambassador at internal and external events. You will be expected to disseminate your project findings and innovations externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University. For further guidance on writing your project proposal, please see the section 'Further information about Fellowship projects' document.

You will have a blend of pedagogic and interpersonal/communication skills so that you are able to work effectively both as a project leader and as a dynamic colleague alongside academic and professional staff within the Institute.

You will be provided with shared office space in 18 Beech Grove Terrace, with appropriate equipment and meeting space, and an allocation of up to £15K to support your project, e.g. by paying for research assistance, events, materials, T&S and equipment. The LITE team supports the development and dissemination of projects by organising events, providing paper and web-based communication and links with other internal and external networks.

It is anticipated that, over time, discipline or faculty-based centres for teaching innovation and scholarship will provide developmental contexts for aspirant LITE Fellows, and that successful Fellows will return to their home schools and units with the leadership qualities and momentum to establish or enhance these initiatives.

Application process
You are encouraged to have a conversation with your Head of School/Faculty Dean prior to submitting an application, as these Fellowships are being offered on a secondment basis.

You should complete an application form and upload your project proposal under the three headings:

1. Review of current practice (250 words)
2. Project Objectives and Outputs (500 words)
3. Impact of project on Student Education at Leeds (300 words)

Joint Fellowship Applications
Whilst we anticipate the majority of fellowship applications will be made on an individual basis for a full-time secondment, we offer the scope for joint fellowships that enable a co-delivered project.  Our model for this would include, for example, an academically-led project, with a second member of academic or professional staff acting as the co-researcher. The minimum secondment for the project's academic lead is 0.6 FTE.

Such applications would need to justify the need for a co-delivered project, describe the collaborative dimension of the project and define the weighting of the secondment as a part of each applicant’s FTE.

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

Dr Raphael Hallett, Associate Professor
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4520
Email: r.hallett@leeds.ac.uk

 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Teaching Excellence and Innovation
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
Category:  Professional & Managerial
Grade:  N/A
Salary:  Secondment arrangements at current salary
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 academic year commencing September 2018 - limited period project)
Closing Date:  Saturday 30 September 2017
Reference:  LITEI1007
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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