UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Senior Teaching Fellow / Teaching Fellow in Academic Practice (Evaluation)

Location
Southampton, United Kingdom
Salary
£32,348 to £51,805
Posted
29 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
04 Sep 2022
Ref
1913622LD
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Centre for Higher Education Practice

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £32,348 to £51,805
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Sunday 04 September 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1913622LD

About us and the role

The Centre for Higher Education Practice (CHEP) provides support for Academic staff at the University of Southampton. The Centre is located with Southampton’s Faculty of Social Sciences but serves the whole University. CHEP was created to provide comprehensive world-leading professional development for all staff and doctoral researchers at all stages of their career development across the life course. We are one of only a few institutions in which the support for all academic activity (Education, Research and Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise (KEE)) is provided from the same central team and we are in the process of expanding the team that supports the evaluation of CHEP's enhancement activity. We play a pivotal role in supporting the realization of the University of Southampton’s Strategy and our set up means we are ideally suited to support the Triple Helix approach of our strategy.  

Applications are invited for a Senior Teaching Fellow/Teaching Fellow (depending on experience and qualifications) to contribute to the coordination of evaluation activities in support of all CHEP's activities across research and education. The role will specifically contribute to support the objectives and strategic priorities of CHEP by leading, planning and contributing to the development of a coherent approach to the evaluation of CHEP's activities across all areas including the work we undertake in relation to cross university enhancement projects. The role is required to undertake associated leadership, management and engagement activities. 

About you

This is an exciting opportunity for a higher education evaluation practitioner with experience and an interest in the evaluation of education enhancement projects and activities. You will join our friendly and supportive team and use your knowledge and expertise to help expand and enhance our institution-wide support for staff undertaking education activities. The post-holder will contribute to the design, development, delivery of evaluation processes for strategic major project activities offered by CHEP to support the realisation of the University of Southampton’s Strategy The role is centred on professional development to support education activities both within CHEP and the institution. There will also be opportunities to contribute to the development of education staff at all stages of their career and to contribute to the wider Academic Practice remit of CHEP.   

Applicants will have a PhD/MA or equivalent professional qualifications and experience in and of higher education, detailed understanding and knowledge of evaluation approaches relevant to academic contexts, experience of academic development and evaluation in higher education as well as a sound knowledge of the higher education sector in the UK. Detailed knowledge of data analysis techniques (either quantitative or qualitative or both) and ability to use related software are desirable criteria.

This post is available at Level 4 and Level 5 depending on experience and track record of contributions to academic development and HE activities. There is potential to recruit two candidates, one on a permanent contract and one on a fixed-term contract in the first instance. Part-time work arrangements will be considered. Please indicate in your application whether you are applying at Level 4 or Level 5. The post starts on 1 September 2022 or shortly thereafter depending on notice periods.

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to either the Director (Prof Shelley Parr), or a member of the existing team. Please contact CHEP@soton.ac.uk or S.J.Parr@soton.ac.uk 

What we can offer you 

Since CHEP promotes academic professional learning for every member of University staff, we aim to role model good practice by providing staff within our team with a range of professional development opportunities. We actively support staff within our team to join local and national networks and to attain recognition and/or qualifications relevant to their role. 

Committed to supporting our staff we are open to a flexible working approach.  With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for teaching duties we are open to a hybrid approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly including part-time and those who have taken a career break. Proud to be a founding signatory of the Athena Swan gender equality charter, we hold an institutional Silver Award. 

As well as additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days, we will support your long-term future with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities and a range of discounts.   

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. 

To find out more about the Centre for Higher Education Practice visit our website or get in touch and arrange an informal chat with the Director or one of the existing team members (Centre for Higher Education Practice | University of Southampton or CHEP@soton.ac.uk ). 

Interviews will be held on 15 and 16 September. 

For applicants interested in a part time role, please note: this role is unlikely to support a Certificate of Sponsorship with a part time salary amount (a Certificate of Sponsorship is required to obtain a Skilled Worker visa to work in the UK). 

 You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Lauren Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750, or email recruitment@soton.ac.uk. Please quote reference 1913622LD on all correspondence.