Lecturer in Higher Education & Academic Practice (Teaching and Scholarship Focused)

University of Kent - Academic Division

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging new role? The Unit for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (UELT) is seeking to appoint two Lecturers in Higher Education on a fixed term basis for two years. These posts also present a secondment opportunity for internal staff.

The Academic Practice Team fulfils two primary functions: a) support the University in our institutional commitment to high-quality, research-led education taught by well-qualified academic staff; b) through the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, provide a distinctive academic home for taught and research postgraduate programmes in HE, a focus for research and scholarship on HE, and a resource for initial and continuing academic professional development for University staff.

As Lecturer in Higher Education you will:

  • deliver core modules. You will be expected to teach, tutor and assess participants on both modules;
  • support the PGCHE programme for probationers and fixed-term academic staff, leading to HEA Fellowship;
  • promote scholarship by undertaking evaluative reviews of our current provision, working with staff and students to inform and enhance the quality of education at Kent;
  • generate internal reports on the effectiveness of teaching provision ensuring we maintain and enhance our reputation for high quality teaching and effective student learning and engagement, as evidenced by our TEF Gold.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • a relevant teaching qualification and/or Fellowship/ Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy;
  • experience of effective collaborative/ cross-institutional work in a higher education context;
  • a thorough understanding of the UK Higher Education system, including current policy developments and directions (to include familiarity with the UK Professional Standards Framework);
  • experience of producing high quality evaluative reports of institutional provision.

The Academic Practice Team within UELT offers a range of support for all staff engaged in teaching and research. We organise and teach the PGCHE and Associate Fellowship Scheme programmes for those relatively new to academic work, from Graduate Teaching Assistants to new full-time lecturers. We also offer advice and information on how staff can obtain support and find resources to help them develop their own academic career or the work of their department.

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education is as an educational research resource, supporting the development of educational research across the disciplines and keeping colleagues informed of relevant research developments. As an interdisciplinary research centre of the Faculty of Social Sciences, it brings together academics from across the University with research interests in HE.

Further Information
Start date for applications: 27 February 2018

Closing date for applications: 21 March 2018

Interviews are to be held: 23 April 2018.

Please press the apply button below to view the job description and apply. If you require further information please contact The Resourcing Team: jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: REG1237.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system. Please complete the main details section of the application form and 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.
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.

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