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Professorial Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Practice

Southampton, United Kingdom
Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Closing date
4 Dec 2023

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Academic Discipline
Education, Social Sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Professors / Chairs
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Centre for Higher Education Practice

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   Competitive: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience (Level 7)
Part Time Fixed Term (0.2FTE)
Closing Date:  Monday 04 December 2023
Interview Date:   Friday 02 February 2024
Reference:  2533423LD

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 to the role of Professorial Fellow (for one-year 0.2FTE) to provide effective and sustained academic leadership and expertise for the Assessment SMP.  The post will be a senior role within the SMP project, based in CHEP. The role will work alongside the Vice President for Education and Student Experience, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education), the CHEP Education Strategic Lead and SMP Project Manager providing specialist education knowledge of evidence-informed best practice, and current national and international practice to successfully guide project delivery.  

About You

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced educator to join our friendly and supportive team and use their knowledge and expertise to help expand and enhance provision for staff across the institution and contribute to academic professional development. You will play an instrumental role in establishing support and enabling culture change as part of the Advancing Assessment Project. 

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to Bobbi Moore, CHEP Education Strategic Lead. Please contact 

What we can offer you

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 ).

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. Please submit details for 3 referees and include your CV, Cover Letter and publication list with your application.

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