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Professor in Learning, Teaching & Director of Academic Development & Student Learning

  • Department: Academic Development & Student Learning
  • Grade: Senior Management
  • Salary scale: Attractive remuneration package commensurate with experience
  • Contract: Full-time/Open-ended
  • Closing date: 5 Jan 2020
  • Interview date: 17 Jan 2020

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university in the centre of Glasgow and is placed amongst the top 200 modern universities in the world (THE, 2019) and in the top 50 universities globally for social impact (THE, 2019). Our welcoming community of 20,000 students from more than 100 countries enjoy a wide range of award-winning support services and state of the art facilities across each of our campuses in Glasgow, London and New York. Our University mission, For the Common Good and core values of integrity, creativity, responsibility and confidence is integral to everything we do.

We are seeking to appoint a transformational leader with international standing to provide leadership for the University’s learning and teaching and academic development across the institution. The successful candidate will be an academic leader with extensive demonstrable experience in delivering high quality, student-centred learning and teaching, underpinned by academic scholarship, and have a proven track record of leading successful change, innovation and enhancing institutional reputation. The successful candidate will have an in depth understanding of the higher education sector and be able to bring national and global innovations in practice into the university, encouraging debate and discussion at all levels.

Leading innovation in the use of technology in learning, teaching and assessment will be core to this role. In addition, the post holder will be expected to advise the University on transformation of learning spaces and pedagogical approaches designed to meet a range of student needs. Working with the wider team and colleagues across the university to build scholarly activity, educational research and the promotion of a high quality student and staff experiences will be central to the role. Acting as an arbiter in local, national and international issues, the role holder will provide advice to external bodies, nationally and internationally.

This role will provide strategic and operational leadership in learning, teaching and academic development, setting out clear planning and delivery targets. The successful candidate will work with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning, Teaching and Student Experience and the senior team to develop the directorate strategic plan and the department’s annual operational plan, to ensure that academic development and student learning meets the strategic needs of the University. In addition, the role will support the institutional approach to widening participation and student success, to ensure compliance with University KPIs and external benchmarks.

The role holder will be a key member of the Directorate senior leadership team and as such will work with colleagues from across the university to deliver the University’s corporate strategy and to achieve the directorate and University’s strategic objectives. In particular, the role will lead on cross institutional aspects of learning and teaching and the Student Experience Enhancement Plan, and will represent the University in sector discussions on identified streams of work and/or topics.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or have any specific questions, please contact Professor Valerie Webster, Deputy Vice-Chancellor via Ella Fry, Executive PA T: +44 (0)141 331 8300 or email ella.fry@gcu.ac.uk.

As the University for the Common Good, we are committed to embedding equality and diversity, as well as our values in everything that we do. As such, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates who demonstrate the GCU Values.

The University offers a range of benefits including opportunities for professional development, family friendly policies, cycle to work scheme and onsite childcare facilities.

For comprehensive details on this role, please download the Professor in Learning, Teaching & Director of Academic Development & Student Learning candidate brief.

To apply for this role, please complete the GCU application formequality and diversity monitoring form and include a copy of your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@gcu.ac.uk Please ensure the role reference number R1817 and role title is included in the subject heading.