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Global Head of STEM

Study Group - Learning Effectiveness Team

Location: United Kingdom, Work from home
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th August 2022
Closes: 15th October 2022

The Global Head of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Curriculum (GHS) is a key role in the Learning Effectiveness Team (LET). The role will ensure continuous improvement of our student outcomes including progression, continuation and performance in our STEM courses and modules. The Learning Effectiveness team’s function is to support the delivery of a high-quality and holistic approach to education for all our student cohorts. This role sits in the Curriculum Office and the focus of the team is to support quality and effectiveness in our curriculum and teaching and learning, supporting excellent student outcomes for students based in international study centres, colleges, learning hubs and managed campuses as well as students studying via online modes.

STEM is a significant area of the curriculum in delivery both in Centres and Colleges around the Study Group network and also for online provision. STEM subjects are delivered at Foundation, Degree level (IY1 and IY2) and at Pre-Masters levels across the network. The role holder will play a significant part in assuring the academic standards of STEM subject delivery, whilst achieving the Learning Effectiveness Team’s goals with respect to the standardisation and rationalisation of the curriculum. The role will also aim to stimulate innovative practices offered in blended modes – as well as purely digital.

Working closely with the Director of Curriculum, the role holder will develop network-wide plans, implement new strategies and ensure consistency with assessment, learning and teaching and subject policies, standards and regulatory frameworks. With subject knowledge expertise, the experience of leading academic teams successfully and a keen eye for curriculum detail, the role holder will work with the Learning Effectiveness Team, Centre Heads and Subject leads to develop a community of excellence in teaching.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To deliver continuous improvement of student outcomes including progression, continuation and performance in all STEM courses and modules
  • To design and introduce new courses, modules and methods of delivery related to Study Group’s STEM subject provision.
  • To act as the Subject Matter Expert for STEM in support of Curriculum Development and Design.
  • To work with the Curriculum Designers and Head of Assessment, and members of the Product Team, to develop new curricula that support the Learning Effectiveness Team’s aspirations to rationalise and standardise curricula.
  • To act as the Subject Matter Expert for STEM in multi-disciplinary project groups, considering strategic curriculum development, including participation in global network initiatives.
  • To lead the development and coordination at the network level of high-quality teaching resources for use in the STEM modules.
  • To lead the development, production and trialling of the STEM assessments. To ensure appropriate processes of test analysis are conducted and reported and that all assessments are appropriately benchmarked.
  • To develop and maintain effective relationships with key academic contacts at the University in relation to STEM ensuring a full understanding of relevant University curriculum content, assessment modes and quality policies and procedures.

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree in a Maths, Physics or Engineering subject area (essential)
  • PhD (Desirable)
  • Teaching qualification (essential)
  • Experience in teaching mathematics (essential)
  • Leadership and management experience in a teaching and learning environment
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