Centre for Higher Education Practice
Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £57,696 to £70,413 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Monday 25 December 2023
Interview Date: To be confirmed
An opportunity to support the transformation of assessment practice at the University of Southampton
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, providing comprehensive world-leading professional development for staff and doctoral researchers at all stages of their career development. We are among the 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 play a pivotal role in supporting the realization of the University of Southampton’s Strategy.
The University is about to embark on a new multi-year Strategic Major Project (SMP) on assessment that aims to transform assessment thinking and practice across the institution. The project will build upon existing effective assessment practices and provide a range of enhancement activity through professional development and the creation of guidance and resources to support good assessment design and delivery. CHEP will be providing extensive support for this SMP in partnership with key stakeholders, staff and students.
Applications are invited for the role of Principal Teaching Fellow to manage a team of assessment practitioners to deliver academic enhancements and professional development as part of the education team within CHEP. The purpose of this role is to play a leading role in supporting the development of assessment expertise and literacy in our community. The role will undertake leadership, management and engagement activities in support of the assessment SMP, and institution-wide enhancement initiatives focused on assessment and feedback aligned to CHEP objectives and the University Strategy.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to join our friendly and supportive team and use their knowledge and expertise in assessment practice to help expand and enhance provision for staff across the institution and contribute to academic professional development as part of high-profile strategic project.
Informal enquiries can be made at any time to Bobbi Moore, CHEP Education Strategic Lead. Please contact CHEP@soton.ac.uk
What we can offer you
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.We are committed to supporting our staff and we are open to a flexible working approach. With an understanding that there is a need to be on campus for some 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.
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 ).