Lecturer in Student Success

University of Kent - School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research (SSPSSR) is seeking to appoint to a new post which has the primary purpose of leading and delivering educational changes within the School. You will support the adoption of innovative learning approaches across our School in order to promote student success, address differential learning outcomes, and achieve improvements in undergraduate retention and academic attainment.

The successful applicant will have responsibility for developing, evaluating, and managing the implementation of new teaching and learning practices with the School, working in partnership with the established teaching, professional services, and student support staff within the School and across the University.

As Lecturer in Student Success you will:

  • Devise and implement educational strategies to improve undergraduate engagement and attainment.
  • Actively engage with on-going student success research in the sector and be able to apply findings appropriately to the School’s particular context.
  • To contribute to the design and delivery of high quality critical and interdisciplinary programmes of undergraduate and postgraduate education in SSPSSR.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD or equivalent relevant professional experience.
  • Relevant teaching experience in higher education at least at undergraduate level.
  • An excellent understanding of pedagogical developments in teaching and learning practices in support of learning at undergraduate level.

School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research

The School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research is one of the largest departments of its type in the UK, and is the largest department in the Faculty of Social Science.

The School has a strong research culture; in REF 2014 research by the School was ranked 2nd for research power in the UK. It was also 3rd for research intensity, 5th for research impact and 5th for research quality (GPA).

An impressive 94% of our research-active staff were submitted to the REF. 99% of the research submitted was judged to be of international quality. The School’s environment was judged to be conducive to supporting the development of world-leading research, gaining the highest possible score of 100%. The School currently has over 150 staff spread across the two campuses. The post holder will benefit from being located in a vibrant and supportive research culture.

Further Information

Closing date for applications: 11 Jan 2017

Interviews are to be held: 29 Jan 2017

Please click the apply button below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: SS1290

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

No agencies, thank you.

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