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Assistant / Associate Professor in Academic Development

Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom
£45,585 - £54,395 per annum

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Faculty Jobs
Education, Social Sciences
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD) seeks to appoint a talented individual to the role of Assistant/Associate Professor (Education) in the area of Academic Development. This role, available as 0.5 FTE for a period of 6 months will:

  • Support the leading of the Professional Recognition Pathway enabling staff to apply for the different levels of fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (Associate / Fellow / Senior / Principal) as accredited by AdvanceHE. This will include organising workshops and mentoring sessions to support applicants, mentors and reviewers.

  • Support delivery of other academic development programmes such as DELTA 1 (Gateway to Academic Practice), DELTA 2 (Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice) through workshops, tutorials and assessment.

  • Engage in wider academic activity such as supporting scholarship of teaching and learning through scholarship projects, mentoring and organising events.

  • This post offers the opportunity of valuable experience to those interested in academic development. The post will involve a significant teaching load, and there may be related scholarship and the opportunity for administrative duties which relate to education and pedagogy.

  • The post is for a fixed term only, and it is not anticipated that the post will be extended beyond this fixed term.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach modules in appropriate learning environments at postgraduate levels, demonstrating an increasing awareness of different approaches to and methods of teaching and supporting student learning;

  • Demonstrate the ability to manage own teaching and designing, planning and writing teaching materials;

  • Lead some aspects of modules and contribute to modules led by others by collaborating with colleagues on course development;

  • Develop and deliver an inclusive curriculum and make an active contribution to an inclusive community in which diversity is embraced and celebrated;

  • Seek and take on board feedback on teaching and engage with others in CPD;

  • Contribute to educational skill of colleagues, e.g. giving a seminar to colleagues or engaging in constructive discussion about a seminar;

  • Build internal contacts and participate in networks to exchange information;

  • Start to engage in scholarship (the creation, development and maintenance of the intellectual infrastructure of subjects and disciplines) e.g. develop online teaching resources;

  • In addition to Board of Studies, membership of some departmental committees and professional body memberships;

  • Student support, assessment of academic performance and provision of feedback, dealing with student disciplinary matters and complaints;

  • Undertake effectively and efficiently any administrative role allocated by your Head of Department.

  • To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.

  • To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.

  • To engage in continuing professional development by attending relevant training and development courses.

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