At the University of Liverpool, we recognise that our staff are our most valuable asset and we endeavour to provide highly effective development opportunities for all roles and career stages. To this end, the University has recently established the Leadership, Organisational, Staff and Academic Development Academy. The Academy is designed as a central hub of development support and expertise for staff, with a remit covering the development of education, research, leadership and professional practice. At the core of this provision is the work of the Academic Development Team, a group of specialists with responsibility for educational development across the whole institution.
Working in partnership with academic and professional colleagues from across the University, this team design and deliver accredited and informal teaching development programmes and opportunities focused on enhancing practice at Liverpool.
As the Academy continues to grow, we now have an exciting opportunity to bring in further expertise, experience and innovation to augment educational development practice at the University.
The Academy is establishing a new team of Senior Academic Developer - Portfolio Leads, to take forward the next phase of the University's enhancement of learning and teaching practice.
Successful candidates will have a unique opportunity to lead on a key portfolio of activity, with the freedom to innovate and develop our work in support of the University's strategic educational objectives.
In addition to the leadership of a key portfolio, Senior Academic Developers will have the opportunity to work across the whole range of educational development activity, initiating new and exciting projects, engaging the latest thinking and driving forward cutting edge teaching practice.
As a candidate for these posts, you will be an experienced educational developer, or be able to demonstrate a high level of expertise in working across a range of academic development contexts to enhance practice.
You will have experience of teaching within Higher Education and a sensitivity to the challenges and opportunities of differing disciplinary contexts. You will have the drive and enthusiasm to work with staff from across the University, able to engage colleagues and inspire positive change. You may have expertise of teaching and learning within a specific discipline or in-depth knowledge of particular elements of educational development. You will be fully invested in the positive impact of high-quality development and seek to maximise opportunities for all staff to access support.
Closing date: 4 March 2019