Director, Imperial StudentShapers

Imperial College London

Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with background in student development and learning and teaching in higher education to develop and lead a new College-wide initiative. Working in partnership with Imperial College Union, the new Imperial StudentShapers scheme will develop new ways for our students to contribute to their own and to their peers’ educational experience and will support our students to become effective agents of change and co-producers of teaching innovation.

Duties and responsibilities

The College’s new Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out an ambitious programme of work aimed at establishing Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of the Strategy will be underpinned by significant new investment in education which will support new, innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning methods across the College. Central to the achievement of our strategy is a clear commitment to working with students as partners, creating and nurturing a supportive environment that rewards and recognises innovation and encourages active student engagement in positive change. This new, senior post will play a key role in delivering our strategy.

The new StudentShapers scheme will provide funding for students, enabling them to work with staff and each other to identify priorities for change, to design and recommend improvements and to implement change within their Departments. The post holder will be responsible for the design, launch, development and ongoing evaluation of this new initiative, working with students and academic staff to help identify projects and for ensuring high levels of student engagement, input and impact.

We aim to build a stronger external profile as a centre for evidence-based teaching that others look to for collaboration and inspiration. In joining the College’s new Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship, the post holder will be expected to engage in appropriate scholarly activities, including the design and delivery of evaluation of the scheme.

Further information

Interview date: 29 January 2018

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