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Associate Provost

University of Derby

Location: Derby
Salary: £68,175 to £91,655 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 6th October 2021
Closes: 22nd October 2021
Job Ref: 0419-21

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an exceptional place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Our combined higher and further education offering is spread over campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield and we have some of the best university facilities in the UK, investing more than £200 million in facilities in the last 10 years.

We achieve outstanding results for our teaching and research and with more than 34,000 people choosing to study with us every year, we depend on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services staff.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious we offer our employees a family-friendly, rewarding career with lots of opportunities to progress.

Learning and Teaching

We are an inclusive University that is passionate about social mobility and giving all of our students every opportunity to excel; we constantly strive for excellence and success for our students, and seek to reach all communities and attract students from around the world.

This is a transformational time for Learning and Teaching at the University, with innovative approaches being developed to enhance student experience and to make a significant contribution to a developing and ambitious University.

About the Role

As a member of the University Delivery and Operations Group, the role holder will promote innovative, inspirational and applied approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to support positive outcomes for all students, growing networks by connecting communities, and advancing knowledge by delivering impact. They will demonstrate a significant level of cross-institutional responsibility, and work collaboratively with our Pro Vice-Chancellor Deans to ensure a sustainable yet evolving suite of academic provision. This will include online/off-campus delivery, as well as maximising the potential of more traditional learning and teaching. Additionally, the role will provide strategic oversight for the development of an exciting new Academic Partnerships Office, ensuring a high quality-customer service for external academic partnerships both in the UK and abroad.

In addition, we are seeking someone with:

  • A Professorial or equivalent standing, with an academic profile and teaching/research/pedagogic track record commensurate with a senior academic leadership post.
  • A PhD/Professional Doctorate or equivalent expertise / standing in professional practice.
  • Demonstrable success in delivering measurable advancement of excellence in learning, teaching and student experience.
  • Experience of supporting the development and delivery of social mobility initiatives
  • Demonstrable success in leading institutional advancement of excellence in learning and teaching, the student. experience and social mobility / social inclusion agendas.
  • A track record of facilitating the highest quality learning and teaching, research, administrative and service outcomes through the active recruitment, development and management of people and financial resources.
  • A recognised international profile of outstanding personal achievement as a senior academic with a particular focus on teaching and learning.

In return, you can expect a competitive salary and an excellent package of benefits including generous holiday entitlement and a contributory pension scheme. Prove you can make things happen and your career with us could take you almost anywhere.

Interviews for this position will take place on Wednesday 3rd November.

This position is subject to a Fit and Proper persons check as part of our new starter compliance - further details will be provided if you are shortlisted for interview.

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