Senior Teaching Fellow in Pedagogic Transformation

Imperial College London - Earth Science and Engineering

Campus: South Kensington, London

Imperial College London is the only UK University to focus entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business. Our international reputation for excellence in teaching and research sees us consistently rated in the top 10 universities worldwide.

We aim to offer all of our students a world-leading, rigorous, evidence-based, inclusive educational experience embedded in a vibrant research environment. Our 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.

The Department of Earth Science and Engineering has an international reputation for excellence in its teaching and research: The Department consistently ranks top in the Times Good University Guide in the Geoscience sector and our aim is to maintain a globally leading provision in Geoscience education. The research in the department ranges from blue sky Earth Science (e.g. Earth interior, surface, and its place within the solar system), to integration with related petroleum, environmental, mining, minerals and Engineering sectors. There is also an active pedagogic research group (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/earth-science/prosp-students/teaching-excellence-in-ese/).  Overall we employ ~50 academic staff members and ~70 postdoctoral research scientists and have ~170 PhD students, ~125 MSc students, and ~280 undergraduate students.  

We are now hoping to recruit an enthusiastic individual with appropriate educational experience and expertise to contribute to a fundamental review of the Department’s undergraduate curricula and lead in the introduction innovative forms of pedagogy.

The post holder will primarily be responsible for working with colleagues to support them in the introduction of innovative curriculum design and delivery utilising more interactive teaching methods, increased use of technology enhanced learning, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment and greater integration of Imperial’s research community to increase learning by discovery. The intention is to update disciplinary curricula, aligning them with Imperial’s new learning and teaching strategy and propagating and promoting STEM teaching expertise and excellence across the institution and beyond.

The post holder will also be responsible for liaising between the department curriculum review and design team, of which they will be a part, and Imperial’s Educational Development Unit and strategic teaching fellows from other disciplinary areas and working with a wide range of colleagues, students and external stakeholders to develop and promote innovative curriculum design and delivery.

This post is a full time fixed term contract for 4 years

For informal enquires regarding this post please contact Dr Mark Sutton at m.sutton@imperial.ac.uk

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Katie Rycraft at K.rycraft@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: erecruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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