Academic and Digital Development Adviser

University of Glassgow

United Kingdom

August 1, 2022

Description

Academic and Digital Development Adviser

Job Purpose

For Grade 8 Role

This role combines aspects of a traditional academic role with service-focused duties. There are three main parts to the role:

1. To take a lead on the Service's activities which contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by advising and supporting staff on all issues surrounding curriculum and educational development, with a focus on assessment and feedback, including the development and delivery of CPD events and resources. (approx. 60% of the role)

2. To take a leading role in the teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with the credit bearing (postgraduate) and accredited programmes run by Academic & Digital Development (approx. 20% of the role) and

3. To undertake scholarship to enhance learning, teaching and assessment in Academic & Digital Development, across the University and more widely, in the Higher Education Community including the scholarship activities of colleagues in Schools and Colleges (approx. 20% of the role).

For Grade 7 Role

This role combines aspects of a traditional academic role with service-focused duties. There are three main parts to the role:

1. To contribute to the delivery of an excellent student experience by advising and supporting staff on all issues surrounding curriculum and educational development, with a focus on assessment and feedback, including the development and delivery of CPD events and resources. (approx. 65% of the role)

2. To contribute to teaching, assessment and administration processes associated with the credit bearing (postgraduate) and accredited programmes run by Academic & Digital Development (approx. 25% of the role) and

3. To undertake scholarship to enhance learning, teaching and assessment in Academic & Digital Development, across the University and more widely, in the Higher Education Community including the scholarship activities of colleagues in Schools and Colleges (approx. 10% of the role).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

For Grade 8

Service, advice and support (60%)

Take a lead on the Service's work with staff in Colleges and services to support the implementation of the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy 2021-25 with a particular focus on transforming curricula and assessment.

Provide leadership in supporting and collaborating with Colleges and individual staff on all aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, but with a particular focus on meaningful, iterative, programmatic, and inclusive assessment. Thus, where appropriate, be a named lead contact for one of the colleges or work areas. Take a lead on development of appropriate and timely CPD events and resources to support teaching, learning and assessment practices across the University.

Provide strategic input to the ongoing and future development of a sector- leading, evidence-based inclusive approach to assessment and feedback that enables our students to be life-long, self-regulated learners who actively contribute to assessment and feedback processes.

Take a lead on the Service's support for the advancement of meaningful and diverse assessment across the university that is responsive to changes in higher education and the workplace.

Provide strategic input to, and embed inclusive and evidence-based approaches to facilitating learning within, across and between disciplines in the University.

Collaborate with colleagues across the Service, the University and more widely in the HE community to identify, evaluate, celebrate and disseminate good practice in learning, teaching and assessment.

Take a lead on the Service's work with the University's Learning and Teaching Development Fund grant holders as appropriate over the duration of their award funding period.

Take a lead on the Service's support for staff in their preparations leading up to and following periodic subject reviews in collaboration with other central services and participate as panel member on reviews.

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of, and engage with and influence national and international developments in higher education e.g. through engagement with the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee's Quality Enhancement Themes, and with Advance HE.

G8 Teaching and assessment (20%)

Make a substantial contribution to delivering and leading a range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities, across the Service's postgraduate programme, accredited and CPD provision.

Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

Take a lead in the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment.

Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment.

This will involve blended and/or online provision.

Undertaking and supporting scholarship (20% for Grade 8/ 10% for grade 7)

Develop a growing portfolio of scholarship outputs and activities by undertaking methodologically rigorous, educationally relevant, enquiries into student learning and disseminate evidence to enhance your own, and potentially others' teaching practices.

Attend and participate in appropriate seminars and conferences to support research-led teaching and scholarship in your disciplinary and/or professional area.

Lead the development of activities, process and resources to encourage and support the scholarship and dissemination activities of colleagues from across the University and more generally across the HE community

Develop, manage and lead scholarship projects at institutional level to enhance and develop learning, teaching and assessment practices.

General for G8 + G7

Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the Deputy Director Academic & Digital Development.

Contribute to the enhancement of the University's international profile in line with the University's Strategic Plan, World Changers Together.

For Grade 7

Service, advice and support (65%)

Work with staff in Colleges and services to support the implementation of the University's Learning and Teaching Strategy 2021-25 with a particular focus on transforming curricula and assessment.

Support and collaborate with Colleges and individual staff on all aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, but with a particular focus on meaningful, iterative, programmatic, and inclusive assessment.

Work with colleagues to develop a range of appropriate and timely CPD events and resources to support teaching and learning practices across the University.

Support colleagues through the Recognising Excellent Teachers scheme to recognition and take part in decision-making processes for recognition as appropriate.

Support the ongoing and future development of a sector-leading, evidence-based inclusive approach to assessment and feedback that enables our students to be life-long, self-regulated learners who actively contribute to assessment and feedback processes.

Work with colleagues on the Service's support for the advancement of meaningful and diverse assessment across the university that is responsive to changes in higher education and the workplace.

Contribute to and embedding inclusive and evidence-based approaches to facilitating learning within, across and between disciplines in the University.

Collaborate with colleagues across the Service, the University and more widely in the HE community to identify, evaluate, celebrate and disseminate good practice in learning, teaching and assessment.

Work to support ongoing and develop future institutional requirements for learning technology provision to ensure that the learning technology infrastructure supports a research-led, scholarly and technology-enhanced approach to student learning and assessment both in the Centre and more widely across the University Support the development of inclusive and evidence-based approaches to facilitating learning within, across and between disciplines in the University

Provide advice and support to University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Development Fund grant holders over the duration of their award funding period

Support staff in their preparations leading up to and following periodic subject reviews in collaboration with other central services and participate as a panel member on reviews as appropriate

Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of, and engage with national and international developments in higher education e.g. through engagement with the Scottish Higher Education Enhancement Committee's Quality Enhancement Themes, and with Advance HE.

G7 Teaching and assessment (25%)

Design and deliver range of teaching, supervision and assessment activities, across the Service's postgraduate programme, accredited and CPD provision.

Carry out course administration within required timescales ensuring effective communication of information, in particular assessment requirements and criteria and timely and constructive feedback on assessment.

Contribute to the on-going development and design of the curriculum in a manner that supports a research-led and scholarly approach to student learning and assessment.

Develop effective approaches to the use of learning technologies to support and enhance course delivery, organisation, feedback and assessment. This will involve blended and/or online provision.

Undertaking and supporting scholarship (10% for grade 7) See above under Grade 8.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

For Grade 8 post

Knowledge & Qualifications

Essential

A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience.

A2 Appropriate qualification in either educational development, learning and teaching or technology-enhanced learning.

A3 Senior Fellowship of Recognising in Teaching Excellence (RET) or Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), or ability to achieve this within 12 months of appointment.

For Grade 7 post

A4 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 11 (Masters Degree) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience.

A5 Appropriate qualification in either educational development, learning and teaching or technology-enhanced learning.

A6 Fellowship of Recognising in Teaching Excellence (RET) or Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy), or ability to achieve this within 12 months of appointment.

Desirable

For Grade 8 post

B1 Track record of scholarship of learning & teaching and development of leading programmes and /or courses.

B2 Extensive breadth and depth of knowledge of, and substantial experience in, at least three of the following areas of the Centre's work: Assessment and Feedback; Curriculum Development; Pedagogic Development.

B3 Knowledge of, and experience in, at least four of the following areas of the Service's work: Assessment and Feedback; Curriculum Development; Pedagogic Development; Recognition Schemes for Higher Education staff against the UKPSF; Graduate Attributes and Employability; Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching; Blended and Online Delivery; Support for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.

For Grade 7 post

B4 Senior Fellowship of RET/ Advance HE.

B5 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of staff across the University to inspire learning and to provide support for individuals and groups in a range of disciplines.

B6 Knowledge of, and experience in, at least two of the following areas of the Service's work: Assessment and Feedback; Curriculum Development; Pedagogic Development; Recognition Schemes for Higher Education staff against the UKPSF; Graduate Attributes and Employability; Technology Enhanced Learning and Teaching; Blended and Online Delivery; Support for the Scholarship of Learning and Teaching.

For Grade 8 post

Skills

Essential

C1 Proven ability to lead the design, review and enhancement of multiple learning, teaching and assessment programmes.

C2 Track record of leading and developing staff in Schools, Research Institutes, Colleges and University Services to develop, plan and deliver learning and teaching initiatives and projects.

C3 Up-to-date knowledge and specialist understanding in the field, with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of staff across the University to inspire learning and to provide support for individuals and groups in a range of disciplines.

C4 Ability to contribute to broader leadership and management activities along with an awareness of current and future priorities of the University/Colleges/Service.

For Grade 7 post

C5 Ability to contribute to the design, review and delivery of learning, teaching and assessment.

C6 Supporting staff in Schools, Research Institutes, Colleges and University Services to develop, plan and deliver learning and teaching initiatives and projects.

C7 Up-to-date knowledge and understanding in the field, with an ability to engage the interest and enthusiasm of staff across the University to inspire learning and to provide support for individuals and groups in a range of disciplines.

For Grade 8 post

Experience

Essential

E1 Experience of taking the lead on planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

E2 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching and research methods; devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods and disseminating and promoting these to other staff.

For Grade 7 post

E3 Experience of planning and progressing work activities within professional guidelines or organisational policy, applying initiative and independent judgement.

E4 Experience of developing and demonstrating teaching methods, devising models, approaches, techniques, critiques and methods and disseminating and promoting these to other staff.

Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Research & Teaching Grade, level 7, £36,382 - £40,927 per annum / level 8, £44,706 - £51,799 per annum.

The position is being offered on a full time and open ended basis.

Relocation assistance will be provided where appropriate.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow's mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

Vacancy Ref : 089467 Close Date : 01-Aug-2022 23:45

About the employer

The University of Glasgow was established in the year 1451 by papal bull. It is among the 4th ancient universities in Scotland and the fourth-oldest university in the USA. It was a part of the Scottish Enlightenment along with Edinburg,...