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Head of Unit

Dublin City University - Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU)

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Salary: €62,167 to €99,897 or £53,656.65 to £86,221.60 (converted salary*) Professional 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th December 2022
Closes: 4th January 2023
Job Ref: BC221012 Head of Unit

Overview of the department

The role of the Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) is to support innovation and excellence in teaching across DCU. The TEU has two core functions: Firstly, the TEU team is focused on strengthening academic staff capabilities to develop innovation, teaching excellence, and flexibility in delivering on the University’s commitment to a transformative student learning experience. Secondly, the TEU manages and assists DCU’s virtual learning environment (VLE) known as Loop.

Role Profile

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the Teaching Enhancement Unit (TEU) and a team of highly committed and experienced Academic Developers and Learning Technologists as DCU embarks on a new Strategic Plan. Reporting directly to the Dean of Teaching and Learning, the Head of TEU is expected to play an active and strategic role in assisting Faculties and the implementation of DCU’s Plans relating to Teaching and Learning.  

Qualifications and Experience

Essential Criteria:

  • Applicants must hold an appropriate post-graduate qualification and a minimum of five years’ relevant experience, at managerial or specialist level in a related field.
  • Knowledge of relevant theory and research, coupled with evidence of a commitment to innovation and supporting scholarship in this field, is essential.
  • Excellent project management and communication skills are required, in particular in relation to working with academic and support staff at all levels across a large institution and with colleagues from other institutions.
  • An appreciation of the implications and challenges of promoting contemporary pedagogy arising from changing student needs, as well as national and European policy developments is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience of and strong skills in leading and managing a team.
  • Advanced IT skills and successful experience of managing budgets.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of academic development, the emergence of new models of teaching, learning and assessment, and the use of new learning technologies for educational purposes.
  • The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate significant expertise in developing, coordinating and delivering professional development to academic staff in relation to enhancement of academic practice.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in designing/developing high quality pedagogical learning experience in a higher education environment is preferable along with evidence of leadership skills and demonstrated ability to adopt a scholarly and evidence-based approach to all areas of practice.
  • Excellent knowledge of the role of new learning technologies in supporting teaching, learning and assessment.

Salary Scale: Professional 7 - €62,167- €99,897

Closing date: 4 January 2023

Application Procedure:

Application forms are available from the DCU Current Vacancies website at

https://www.dcu.ie/hr/vacancies-current-vacancies-external-applicants

Applications should be submitted by e-mail with your completed application form to hr.applications@dcu.ie  

Please clearly state the role that you are applying for in your application and email subject line:

Job Ref BC221012 Head of Unit.

Dublin City University is an equal opportunities employer. 

In line with the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2015, the University is committed to equality of treatment for all those who engage with its recruitment, selection and appointment processes.  

The University’s Athena SWAN Bronze Award signifies the University’s commitment to promoting gender equality and addressing any gender pay gaps.  Information on a range of university policies aimed at creating a supportive and flexible work environment are available in the DCU Policy Starter Packs

 

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