Academic Developer

University of Reading - Centre for Quality Support and Development

The Centre for Quality Support and Development (CQSD) supports all aspects of teaching and learning enhancement, quality assurance, professional academic development and technology-enhanced learning. CQSD plays a leading role in the University’s evolution of its approaches to teaching and learning, and in fulfilling its commitment to developing and valuing well qualified, professional staff.

The successful applicants will support and develop the enhancement of teaching, learning and assessment across the University, working on a range of projects in partnership with Schools and Teaching and Learning Deans, developing resources, and designing and delivering educational and professional development opportunities. It is anticipated that the successful applicants will take a leading role in the development and delivery of the Academic Practice programme and/or the diversity and inclusion strand of the Curriculum Framework, a curriculum review project.

You will have:

  • An excellent understanding of pedagogical developments in higher education in support of learning at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • A track record of effectively supporting the development and enhancement of teaching and learning.
  • Experience of delivering and supporting effective professional development for the enhancement of teaching and learning.

Interview Date: 24 January 2017.

Informal Contact Details                                                           
Contact role: Head of Academic Development and Enhancement   
Contact name: Deb Heighes                                                        
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6969                                            
Contact email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details
Contact role: Director of Quality Support and Development
Contact name: Keith Swanson
Contact phone: +44(0)118 378 4488
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

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