University Academic Fellow in Digital Learning

University of Leeds - Faculty of Education, Social Sciences & Law

Are you an experienced researcher with proven abilities to carry out research and teaching in Digital Learning? Are you passionate about delivering an exceptional student experience in a research-intensive University with state of the art facilities? Do you aspire to become an academic leader in your field?

With a vision and drive to develop a prestigious internationally competitive research portfolio as well as a passion for undertaking research-led teaching you will make a significant impact on the performance, stature and profile of research and student education at The University of Leeds.

This University Academic Fellowship (UAF) is a tenure track equivalent post for future academic leaders which provides an excellent opportunity to establish an academic career at a research intensive University and play a key role in our ambitious plans for the future.

You will embark on a structured five year development programme, successful completion of which will lead to your appointment as a grade 9 Associate Professor.

This fellowship in digital learning will focus on fundamental research questions currently facing the UK and international HE sector, such as: How is knowledge and critical understanding developed by learners using digital technologies? What are the factors that afford and constrain the adoption of digital technologies for learning by teachers and students?  How might teaching practices change to maximise learning in a digital environment?  What are the unforeseen and unintended consequences of widespread use of digital technology in education? How might the nature of universities and schools change and develop as a result of digital technology?  

Working closely with Professor Morris and colleagues in the School of Education, the University’s Digital Education Service and across the University, you will attract research funding from research councils (e.g. ESRC), European Commission, charities (e.g. Education Endowment Fund) and external partners; generate opportunities for blended, and online PGT courses, and attract high quality international PGR students; publish highest quality research and publications in international journals for inclusion in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and participate in internationally recognised research impact and innovation through R&D collaborative projects with external partners, practitioners and policy makers with outputs recognized by REF. 

You will have proven research experience in the field, a clear programme of research and leadership skills development such as a planned progression from initial research capacity building, including PGR supervision, to increasing involvement in both Masters and Undergraduate teaching leading to appointment at the Associate Professor level.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Neil Morris, Chair in Educational Technology, Innovation and Change

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7014; email:

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