Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow in Sustainability Education 

Location
London (GB)
Posted
20 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow in Sustainability Education 

Department/Division/Faculty: Centre for Environmental Policy

Salary: £45,400 - £54,880 p.a. 

Campus: South Kensington

Full Time, Fixed Term for four years


The MSc in Environmental Technology is one of Europe’s longest running environmental and sustainability Master’s courses. This long-running course provides the highest standard of knowledge and skills development for environmental and sustainability specialists. Through the course students acquire a diverse range of discipline-specific problem-solving frameworks for tackling contemporary environmental and sustainability issues. A major emphasis of the course is on the way that environments function and on the compatible tools, alternative technologies and policies for sustainable management.
    
We are currently undertaking a full curriculum review and redesign in response to Imperial’s Learning and Teaching Strategy. This post requires that the post-holder work closely with the Director of the MSc and the curriculum review team to review the current curriculum, develop, implement and evaluate a new curriculum based on practice in curriculum design and sustainability pedagogy. The post-holder will also be responsible for teaching and learning activities across the MSc in Environmental Technology. 

The MSc in Environmental Technology attracts home and international students from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional backgrounds. We intend to redevelop our curriculum to be as equitable and inclusive as possible, drawing on the full set of skills and experiences that our students bring. We will be applying to funding sources both internally and externally to facilitate this.

Key responsibilities for the role of Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow include: 
•    working closely with the Director of the MSc Environmental Technology and & curriculum review team or committee to formulate, implement and evaluate the review and ensure curriculum review proceeds according to plan
•    contributing educational experience and disciplinary pedagogic expertise and experience to discussion on areas of the curriculum, facilitating and encouraging colleagues to think creatively and innovatively
•    designing and implementing an evaluation of the effectiveness of the changes, ensuring that this informs continued improvement and potentially contributes to the wider disciplinary literature on interdisciplinary sustainability and STEM education
•    piloting and evaluating pedagogical innovations using appropriate educational methods; supervising and assessing MSc research projects in the area of sustainability education, including the provision of timely feedback
•    carrying out appropriate scholarly activities to develop disciplinary pedagogic knowledge, inform ongoing innovative curriculum design and deliver and contribute to the sector literature on sustainability and STEM education, including securing funding, publishing work in academic journals and presenting at conferences.

You will have a PhD (or equivalent) in an interdisciplinary discipline related to sustainability, and have (or be working towards completion of) a recognised qualification in Higher Education learning and teaching, with an emphasis on curriculum development.  You will have significant teaching experience, alongside experience and interest in curriculum and pedagogy development.  You will also have experience of working with academic staff to coordinate and oversee the planning, design, development, testing and evaluation of learning resources as a core part of a programme of study. 

The post is full-time and is fixed term for four years.

Closing date: 17 January 2018

Our preferred method of application is online via our website, https://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants/  


Should you have any queries please contact: 
Laura Honey, Senior HR Administrator: l.honey@imperial.ac.uk 

For technical queries when applying online please contact recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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