Academic Manager of Distance Learning

Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
£39,152 - £49,553
Nov 23, 2020
End of advertisement period
Nov 23, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you passionate about the possibilities of distance learning education? Are you looking for a challenge in the next step of your career journey? Then come and join us as Academic Manager of Distance Learning. In this senior role, you will play a critical role in influencing the next stage of our journey in distance learning provision.

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious and thriving University located within the historical and cosmopolitan city of Leicester. Our state-of-the-art campus is host to a diverse body of over 20,000 students. The University is one of the most popular in the UK and is committed to providing a sector-leading student experience.

The department

Building on the success of our existing distance learning provision, we are creating a dedicated distance learning unit that will play a leadership role in leading and supporting the expansion of our provision. This is one of nine posts that we are presently advertising in this recruitment round.

The role

The Academic Manager of Distance Learning is responsible for providing leadership in relation to the design, development and delivery of academic distance learning programmes. You will have line management responsibilities in the central Distance Learning Unit.

You will be responsible for providing academic leadership to colleagues in the central distance learning team, as well as to Faculty and Directorate colleagues, through the review of academic programmes and liaising with colleagues dealing with data analytics and market insight. As an academic manager of Distance Learning you will ensure that the University makes use of best practice in relation to operational procedures, with reference to quality assurance, enhancement and pedagogy. You will liaise and network with colleagues across the University and externally with appropriate bodies and institutions, as required.

The person

You will have experience of leading the delivery of academic programmes within a digital or distance learning environment in a Higher Education setting and have technological expertise of distance learning platforms. You will be an excellent communicator with strong organisational skills. You will have strong analytical skills, with reference to developing innovative solutions and paying close attention to detail. You will be a credible academic leader who has experience of developing teams and working in a complex matrix structure.

Interview date is presently scheduled for 8 February 2021

Please note that due to the current Coronavirus pandemic and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams.

What's next?

If this role interests you please visit the DMU careers site to submit a full application. To ensure you are successful, please detail how you meet the criteria specified within the job description and person specification.

** Please note CV submitted via a job board will not be considered as an application**

Closing date: 10 January 2021