Executive Dean: Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement

Bishop Grosseteste University - Learning and Teaching

Bishop Grosseteste University’s five year strategy highlights Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement as key priorities for future development. These areas form key strategic priorities within Bishop Grosseteste University Strategic Plan 2014-19 which has recently been re-approved by the University’s Council. This ambitious strategy focuses on enhancing academic credibility through developments that supplement and complement the University’s already outstanding reputation for its student experience.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor, this role forms part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive Group and is a strategic academic leadership post with responsibility for leading and developing institution wide approaches to learning, teaching and student engagement. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with the vision and commitment to build on our successes and drive forward our strategic ambitions.    

The post-holder will be required to maintain the currency of, and implement, the learning, teaching and assessment strategy designed to achieve significant increases in the quality of the student learning experience and student engagement.

The post-holder will be enterprising, innovative and enthusiastic. He or she will lead by example, and in line with the University’s values, to provide inspirational leadership that influences staff and external stakeholders and results in dramatic improvements in the quantity, quality and impact of the University’s teaching, learning and student engagement.

Successful candidates must have a doctorate in a subject area compatible with those offered by the University and a strong record of successful leadership of research and scholarship activity. Professorial title is available to candidates who meet the University’s criteria.

Evidence of successfully building collaborative and effective teams and implementing innovative solutions to learning, teaching and student engagement challenges will also be critical. The post holder will need highly developed interpersonal skills and possess the vision, energy and passion to deliver transformational change.

To discuss the post informally please contact the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Jayne Mitchell by email at jayne.mitchell@bishopg.ac.uk.

Interviews will take place on either 19th or 20th October.

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