The Department of Physics wishes to appoint a Senior Strategic Teaching Fellow. Fixed term: Four years commencing employment by August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. You will support a fundamental review of the Department’s taught programmes and help introduce innovative forms of pedagogy.
You will be responsible for supporting the review and redesign of the Department’s undergraduate curricula, liaising between the department curriculum review and design team/committee, Imperial’s Educational Development Unit (EDU), and strategic teaching fellows from other disciplinary areas. You will also work closely with a wide range of colleagues, students and external stakeholders to develop and promote innovative curriculum design and delivery.
In addition to the above, you will play a key role in supporting colleagues within the Department with the introduction of innovative curriculum design and delivery, utilising more interactive teaching methods, increased use of technology enhanced learning, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment, and greater integration of Imperial’s research community to increase learning by discovery. The intention is to update disciplinary curricula, aligning them with Imperial’s new learning and teaching strategy and undergraduate or postgraduate attributes and propagating and promoting STEM teaching expertise and excellence across the institution and beyond.
The essential criteria for this post are:
- A degree and an appropriate postgraduate qualification in Physics (or equivalent)
- Experience in Physics teaching, along with the associated administrative and management support work
- Significant 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
- Experience of using a Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard, Moodle etc.) and a willingness to use technology enhanced learning as appropriate
- A background that provides appropriate contextual knowledge of Physics or other related areas ideally in a research intensive HE context
- An understanding of relevant educational theory and good practice relating to student learning, teaching, assessment and course design in a relevant discipline in Higher Education
- An informed, critical understanding of the core UG/ PG syllabus in Physics
- Familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning
- Significant knowledge of web-based technologies and their use in higher education
- An interest in inclusive curriculum design
- A demonstrable track record of teaching, supervising and assessing in Physics at undergraduate and postgraduate level in higher education at the highest standard
- Effective communication and problem-solving skills
- A willingness to engage with relevant Continued Professional Development
- Highly organised with a strong ability to work to deadlines
- Excellent interpersonal skills in a range of contexts and environments
- Proven ability and achievements in a broad range of teaching
Closing date: 13 August 2018 (Midnight GMT)
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