Academic & Digital Development Adviser

University of Glassgow
July 30, 2024
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Offerd Salary:£39,347 - £44,263
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Contract Type:fixed term to 24 Jul
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Academic & Digital Development Adviser

Job Purpose

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, 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).

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).

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, 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).

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).

Main Duties and Responsibilities

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.

Support and collaborate with Colleges and individual staff on all aspects of learning and teaching in higher education.

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.

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

Contribute to using an anti-racism approach in curriculum design and delivery to link directly with the wider University strategy aligned with the Understanding Racism and Transforming University Cultures report and action plan.

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.

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.

Provide leadership in supporting and collaborating with Colleges and individual staff on all aspects of learning and teaching in higher education and, 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.

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

Take a lead on using an anti-racism approach in curriculum design and delivery to link directly with the wider University strategy aligned with the Understanding Racism and Transforming University Cultures report and action plan.

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.

For Grade 7 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.

For Grade 8 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.

For Grade 7 Undertaking and supporting scholarship (10%)

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.

For Grade 8 Undertaking and supporting scholarship (20% )

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 both Grade 7 and Grade 8

Engage in continuing professional development activities as appropriate.

Undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the 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.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience

For Grade 7 post

Knowledge & Qualifications Essential:

A1 Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 11 (Masters Degree) or equivalent professional and/or teaching experience.

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

A3 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:

B1 Senior Fellowship of RET/ Advance HE.

B2 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.

B3 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.

Skills Essential:

C1 Ability to contribute to the design, review and delivery of learning, teaching and assessment.

C2 Supporting 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 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.

Experience Essential:

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

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

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.

Desirable:

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.

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.

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.

Terms and Conditions

Salary will be Grade 7, £39,347 - £44,263 / Grade 8, £48,350 - £56,021 per annum, pro rata (depending on appointment).

This post is part time (17.5 hours per week) and fixed term to 24 July 2026.

As part of Team UofG you will be a member of a world changing, inclusive community, which values ambition, excellence, integrity and curiosity.

As a valued member of our team, you can expect:

1 A warm welcoming and engaging organisational culture, where your talents are developed and nurtured, and success is celebrated and shared.

2 An excellent employment package with generous terms and conditions including 41 days of leave for full time staff, pension - pensions handbook https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/payandpensions/pensions/, benefits and discount packages.

3 A flexible approach to working.

4 A commitment to support your health and wellbeing, including a free 6-month UofG Sport membership for all new staff joining the University https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/staff/healthwellbeing/.

We believe that we can only reach our full potential through the talents of all. Equality, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of our values. Applications are particularly welcome from across our communities and in particular people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented within the University. Read more on how the University promotes and embeds all aspects of equality and diversity within our community https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/.

We endorse the principles of Athena Swan https: // www. gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/humanresources/equalitydiversity/athenaswan/ and hold bronze, silver and gold awards across the University.

We are investing in our organisation, and we will invest in you too. Please visit our website https: // www. gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/ for more information.

Vacancy Ref : 150091 Close Date : 30-Jul-2024 23:45

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