Associate Professor and Academic Development Officer

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear (GB)
£49,772 - £57,674 per annum
30 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Associate Professor and Academic Development Officer

Ref ARG16/09
Academic Registry
Full Time
Newcastle upon Tyne
£49,772 - £57,674 per annum

Northumbria University, Newcastle is a research-rich, business focussed, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, and with a campus in the heart of London’s financial district, Northumbria University is located in the UK’s best two cities for students and has a global presence through collaborative activity in China, Grenada, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

With an outstanding result in REF 2014, Northumbria was the UK’s largest riser in research power and now enjoys a top 50 position for research. The University has the highest level of student entry qualifications of any modern university, in addition to strong student satisfaction, high-quality home and international recruitment, and high-performing collaborations and partnerships at home and overseas.

The University is seeking to develop further its standing in teaching and research by appointing an experienced academic at Associate Professor level as an Academic Development Officer. An Academic Development Officer leads initiatives to support and develop assurance, review and enhancement activity across the University that will positively impact the student experience, KPIs, Teaching Excellence and the achievement of University or national standards.

You will be passionate about supporting and promoting innovation and excellence in higher education. You will have experience in leading learning and teaching policy development, implementation and evaluation at both a discipline and institutional level, whilst demonstrating an excellent and up to date knowledge and understanding of the external quality landscape. As an Academic Development Officer based in the Quality and Teaching Excellence Team within the Academic Registry you will contribute to the successful outcome of a range of external quality assurance and enhancement activities including Annual Provider Review and the Teaching Excellence Framework. You will lead and manage key student learning, teaching and experience initiatives, by proactive development and dissemination of excellent practice and working closely with Faculties, Services and the University Executive. A key aspect of the role will be the measurement of impact of learning and teaching developments in the context of institutional performance indicators.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and innovative university, a challenger institution with genuine global ambition.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Sally Iles, Deputy Academic Registrar, on 0191 243 7254.

For more information about this role including details on how to apply please visit

Northumbria University takes pride in, and values, the quality and diversity of our staff. We welcome applications from all members of the community. The University holds an Athena SWAN (Bronze) award in recognition of our commitment to improving employment practices for the advancement of gender equality and is a member of the Euraxess network which delivers information and support to professional researchers.

Closing Date: 26 April 2017     

Selection Date:   12 May 2017

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