Director of the Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Learning and Teaching

Staffordshire (GB)
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Director of the Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Learning and Teaching

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, excellence in research and education, outstanding student experience, beautiful campus and strong community spirit. It has a turnover of some £150 million, 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2,000.

Keele has grown very significantly in the last two years and invested heavily in its campus and infrastructure. Keele has been the top ranking University for student satisfaction in the NSS for the three years 2014, 2015 and 2016 and has secured Gold rating in the TEF in 2017. The University now seeks to appoint a Director for its new Institute for Innovation and Enhancement in Learning and Teaching.

The successful candidate will serve as strategic and management lead for the delivery of outstanding learning and teaching support, identifying and implementing new educational developments and innovations. He/she will be charged with developing technology enhanced learning provision, creating meaningful learner analytics, and promoting excellent teaching delivery. The successful candidate will draw upon the resources of the Academic Developers and Learning Technologists who already exist across the University. The appointee will report to the new PVC (Education) and will ultimately lead a team of around 30 individuals. The institute will comprise most of Keele’s Learning and Professional Development Centre, and Student Learning, Learning Technology, and Careers and Employability teams.

Candidates may have an academic or professional services background. Ambitious, creative, energetic and determined, the successful candidate will demonstrate strategic vision and well-honed leadership skills, with a proven ability to work collaboratively across the institution. A proven track record of leading change in an academic environment is critical.

Keele is investing significantly in this area of strategic importance. This role represents an opportunity to build on the University’s outstanding track record of achievement in Learning and Teaching.

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of black and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

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by close of business on 29 September 2017.