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Teaching Enhancement Project Leaders

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

Are you interested in developing projects and establishing a culture of high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership? Can you contribute to the Institute's scholarly community?

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 Excellence & Innovation Fellows and Teaching Enhancement Project (TEP) leaders.

Reporting to the Director of LITE, you will fulfil a project of teaching enhancement 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 educational improvement that will energise LITE’s progress and develop teaching practice within and beyond the Leeds Curriculum.

As well as fulfilling the enhancement 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 ambassadors at internal and external events. You will be expected to disseminate your project findings internally and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University.

The Institute will recruit up to 10 Teaching Enhancement Project leaders, to begin work on their projects in January 2018, working on a 0.2 FTE secondment for a year. 

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 £3K to support their 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 successful TEP leaders will develop and deliver projects which will enable them to develop their leadership role in student education in their school, unit or service.

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. Student Involvement (200 words)

Joint Applications
Whilst we anticipate the majority of applications will be made on an individual basis for a 0.2 FTE secondment, we offer the scope for joint secondments with an academic or professional service colleague (e.g. two project leads at 0.1 FTE each) to enable a co-delivered project.

Such applications would need to justify the need for a co-delivered project and describe the collaborative dimension of the project.

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 at current grade
Working Time:  0.2 fte
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (1 year commencing January 2018 - limited period project)
Closing Date:  Thursday 31 August 2017
Reference:  LITEI1008
Downloads:  Candidate Brief   Additional Information  

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

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