Teaching Excellence Specialist

The University of Bolton

AC3/Grade 8 Student Experience and Transformation

Salary in range £41,255 - £47,801 per annum (pro rata)

Fixed-term Academic Employment Contract for 2 years; 0.8 FTE we would consider other alternative FTE arrangements. Please specify this in your covering letter.

Closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 28 October 2016.
Interviews are expected to take place within 4 weeks of the closing date

The University of Bolton has embarked on an ambitious enhancement agenda as a ‘Teaching Intensive, Research Informed’ (TIRI) University. Its robust financial position and recent achievements put the University in a good position to capitalise on the challenges and opportunities of the current HE environment.

In this context, we are seeking to appoint a Teaching Excellence Specialist (which may be aligned to the following academic areas; business and social science, STEM, creative industries and the humanities, depending on operational requirements) to drive teaching excellence and build capability in line with our TIRI strategic agenda.

In these new roles you will lead on the development and roll-out of the University’s teaching observation scheme, identify best practice and work with colleagues to provide support and academic professional development across our academic Schools. You will also play a key role in the delivery of the new Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, enhancing the student experience and driving up further teaching quality and support strategies - in response to the emerging Teaching Excellence Framework.

The successful candidates will have a degree in a relevant subject area, a PhD and hold fellowship status with the HEA. You will also need to have credible experience of running a teaching observation scheme, academic professional development but also a successful track record in teaching and research at the Lecturer / Senior Lecturer level.

For more information and/or to have an informal conversation about these exciting new opportunities please contact:

Dr Ebrahim Adia, Assistant Vice Chancellor (Student Experience and Transformation)

Telephone: 01204 903031; Email: E.Adia@bolton.ac.uk

A job description and person specification can be viewed on our website: http://www.bolton.ac.uk/humanresources/vacancies/home.aspx or requested by email: jobs@bolton.ac.uk. Alternatively, please telephone our 24 hour answering service on (01204) 903579 (Please leave your home address details).  If contacting the University of Bolton please remember to quote the position reference number.

Applicants are requested to apply by forwarding a cover letter (no more than three sides of A4) highlighting how they meet the person specification, what academic areas they specialise in as stated above, along with a full academic CV. Where appropriate, you should include a list of all publications when submitting your letter of application. Please ensure you quote the position reference number on all documentation submitted.

If an applicant is interested in more than one vacancy, a separate application form must be submitted for each vacancy to ensure that the individual role requirements are addressed.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa. No agencies.

Previous applicants need not apply.

The University of Bolton strives to achieve equality of opportunity.

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