Associate Head of Academic Development

Are a senior academic whose focus is on innovation in digital technologies and their use in education? Are you passionate about the future of learning and teaching? The Library and Academic Development (LAD) Directorate are looking to recruit a part-time senior lecturer to the position of Associate Head of Academic Development.
The department of Academic Development is a newly formed area, with responsibility for providing teaching, training, resources and support across the University community of staff and students. You will work in conjunction with colleagues across the department, including in Student Learning Services, the English Language Centre, Digital Education and Educational Development, as well as other key staff across the institution. This role will be responsible for horizon scanning to enhance teaching and learning and advising on pedagogy and digital development across academic staff, professional services staff and students.
The post would be appropriate if you are an experienced lecturer who is highly motivated and passionate about digital education. You will have the ability to enhance the student learning experience through varied pedagogic innovation and supporting the University’s strategic objectives and priorities. Your network of digital champions across the sector will support the sharing of innovative practice, allowing programmes to integrate digital technologies for both in person and blended delivery.
The role can be offered as a secondment for 3 years.
This role will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check plus a Children’s Barred List check.
Please demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria outlined in the knowledge, qualifications, training and experience elements of the job description in your supporting statement.
For an informal discussion to find out more about the role then please contact Dr Christie Pritchard by email at
Interviews are likely to take place week commencing Monday 27 February 2023 and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
This is a part-time, fixed-term position for 3 years, due to practitioner input, working 18.5 hours a week.
We offer a competitive salary package and a generous pension and holiday scheme. We also offer a range of other benefits, including ongoing development opportunities.
Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 12 February 2023
The University of Plymouth has a strong interdisciplinary research ethos which is supported by our three strategic Research Institutes; the Marine Institute, the Sustainable Earth Institute, and the Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research. As a member of our academic community, you’ll be expected to contribute to our recognised research strengths. Working holistically across the University, you will be challenged to innovate, collaborate and deliver impactful research contributions as part of a systems thinking approach to addressing today’s global challenges.
The University of Plymouth is a diverse, welcoming community where everyone makes a difference and is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work. To find out more about our inclusive community, initiatives such as Athena Swan and the Race Equality Charter and our range of benefits / support mechanisms such as flexible working, staff networks and enhanced maternity, paternity & adoption leave please visit our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion webpages
We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups such as BAME/BIPOC and LGBT+.

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