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Senior Teaching Fellow (Director of Student Experience and Progression) (80804-1220)

University of Warwick - Faculty of Arts

The Faculty of Arts is seeking to appoint a Senior Teaching Fellow as Director of Student Experience and Progression (DSEP) - Digital Arts and Humanities.

We are looking for applicants with a strong vision, commitment, and track record in the design, development and implementation of academic strategies to support the Digital Arts and Humanities and the use of digital technology to support teaching and learning.

Working closely with departmental students and staff, ITS learning technologists and a range of other University academic and professional partners, the successful candidate will help to develop a Faculty-wide inclusive Digital Arts and Humanities strategy and provide academic leadership and coordination for a series of digitally focused projects.

This post is one of two Faculty DSEP posts and a business-partnered Widening Participation Coordinator post supporting strategic developments and innovation in teaching, learning and scholarship.

The postholder will be asked to focus in the first instance on a series of projects, which will include:

  • to scope a project around the development and delivery of an undergraduate Digital Arts and Humanities programme;
  • to continue the development of the Faculty Digital Arts Lab project working with the DSEP – Student Lifecycle;
  • a project looking at how digital technology can be used effectively across the Faculty to support the student experience;
  • a project looking at best practice and new opportunities associated with the use of technology in Arts and Humanities focused teaching and learning;
  • a project, undertaken in collaboration with the DSEP Student Lifecycle and Widening Participation Coordinator, looking at digital inclusion;
  • working with the DSEP - Student Lifecycle on a project looking at the development of digital skills (including skills such as coding, data mining and mapping) for students taking Arts and Humanities disciplines;
  • to scope a project for staff and students looking at the use of digital media for public engagement (writing/presenting for different audiences) which could be connected with the new University of Warwick Institute of Engagement.

Skills/Experience required:

  • A good honours degree and possession of a PhD or equivalent in a relevant Arts and Humanities discipline.
  • An understanding of the national policy relating to teaching in Higher Education and the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).
  • Demonstrable capacity to offer excellence in innovative teaching coupled with the ability to share this best practice with colleagues.
  • An in-depth understanding of the field of digital technology with the ability to identify and take forward new and emerging areas of teaching, learning and scholarship to develop the fields of Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Experienced in blended learning approaches including the use of the VLE, technology-enhanced assessment and collaboration tools and the development of skills in areas including coding, data mining and mapping.
  • A demonstrable understanding of the wider student experience particularly in relation to the student lifecycle.
  • Relevant experience of academic project leadership and development in research and teaching.
  • An ability to work effectively and collegiately with multi-disciplinary teams drawn from across the Faculty and wider University academic and professional areas.
  • Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning.
  • Experience of curriculum design in the Digital Arts and Humanities.
  • Evidence of a capability to monitor and assess undergraduate student progression as well as to effectively feedback to students.
  • Evidence of engagement in continuous professional development and scholarship.
  • Evidence of successful bids for small project funds to support student experience initiatives and the promotion of the results of such projects, e.g. presentations at institutional level or external conferences, written papers, etc.
  • An understanding of social inclusion issues and their impact on the student experience, teaching and learning and the use of digital technology.

Informal enquiries to find out more about the role can be made to Diana Stonefield, Director of Administration for the Faculty of Arts (

Note. The Director of Administration can be contacted up to 17 December 2020 and from 11 January 2021.

For further information about the Faculty of Arts at the University of Warwick, please visit the following link.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick's jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

Location: Coventry
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th December 2020
Closes: 17th January 2021
Job Ref: 1874018
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