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Academic Developer x7

Swansea University - Information, Services and Systems

Location: Swansea
Salary: £29,515 to £33,199 per annum, (pro rata if part-time)
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 18th April 2019
Closes: 19th May 2019
Job Ref: SD01839

Salary: £29515 to £33199 per annum, (pro rata if part-time) together with USS benefits if required.

Contract: This is a fixed term position for 18 months starting 1st September 2019.

Location: Singleton Park Campus, Swansea 

The way Swansea University supports its teaching staff is changing and expanding. We see high quality teaching as key to the ambitious plans for the University. We are seeking a number of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals who want to join us on this exciting journey. 

The successful candidates will make significant contributions to overall objectives of the project, have a strong pedagogical understanding and a track record of delivering excellence and innovation in learning and teaching or related areas. This will be a challenging and demanding role, requiring excellent teamwork, motivation and communication skills, personal organisation and flexibility. 

Essential Criteria

All Professional Services areas at Swansea University operate to a defined set of Core Values and it is an expectation that everyone can demonstrate a commitment to these values from the point of application through to the day to day delivery of their roles. Further details can be viewed at: 


  • Educated to Degree level or equivalent


  • Significant and relevant academic, professional or equivalent knowledge and experience in learning and teaching in a Higher Education or equivalent environment
  • Experience of delivering or supporting technology training activities in an academic, professional or equivalent environment
  • Demonstrable evidence of user and/or stakeholder engagement in developing and delivering relevant projects and services

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a friendly disposition to help facilitate the change to new and often unfamiliar learning, teaching and assessment (LTA) practices using technology
  • Excellent oral and written communication and engagement skills
  • Confidence in interacting with students and staff at all levels
  • Drive and ability to work under own initiative as required
  • Demonstrable use of evaluation to inform and enhance practice

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience of supporting technology enhanced learning in an academic environment including the use of a Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, D2L etc)
  • Knowledge and understanding of current developments in LTA related issues in UK HE
  • Postgraduate qualification in education or a related area or equivalent experience in teaching in Higher Education
  • Fellowship, or Higher, of the Higher Education Academy or relevant equivalent experience or the willingness to achieve Fellowship within 12 months of appointment
  • Experience in developing programmes of study or academic modules
  • Experience of collaborative working across the Higher Education sector 

Short listing: week commencing Monday 20th May

Interviews: week commencing 27th May 2019. 

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Simon Gibbon, SALT Development Manager, or Sean Cahill, Project and Change Manager,

To apply for the post please click on the link:

Applicants are asked to provide a completed online application providing evidence against the essential criteria in the recruitment documentation. Applicants should also attach to the application a Curriculum Vitae.

Closing date: 11pm on Sunday 19th May

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