Academic Developer (Learning & Teaching Enhancement)

University of Edinburgh - Institute for Academic Development

University Secretarys Group

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) provides University-level support for learning, teaching and researcher development. Within the University, we work in partnership with academic departments (the University’s Schools and Colleges) and other services to support students and staff to develop and thrive as learners, teachers and researchers. We also work with external partners, including other universities in the UK and internationally, on a range of academic development, research and consultancy projects. Collaboration and innovation is at the heart of our work.

In this 3-year fixed-term role, you will lead the development of course and programme design workshops and consultancy across the University in collaboration with colleagues. You will also manage and develop the IAD’s highly successful Teaching Matters blog. The post will involve working with a range of staff and students across the University. You should have a strong interest in learning, teaching, assessment, course design and student engagement. You will have relevant experience of higher education learning and teaching, excellent planning and organisational skills, the ability to handle multiple priorities, and experience of writing for different audiences.

You can find out more about the IAD at:

Information about working at the University, including pay, benefits and conditions, can be found at:

Informal enquiries about the role may be made to Dr Catherine Bovill, Senior Lecturer in Student Engagement (, 0131 514 516) or to IAD Director Dr Jon Turner 0131 651 3585

Closing Date: 5pm (BST) on Friday 29th September 2017

Interview Date: Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 30th October 2017.

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