Strategic Teaching Fellow in Physics Education Innovation (2 posts)

Imperial College London

  • London & South East England
  • £36,926.00 - £45,547.00
  • Research facilities

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Strategic Teaching Fellow in Physics Education Innovation (2 posts) 
Salary: £36,926 to £45,547 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)
Location: South Kensington, London
Full-time or part-time: 50% – 100% FTE (From normally not less than 17.5 hours to 35 hours per week)
Fixed term: Four years commencing employment by 1 March 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. 
Job Summary
It is a time of exciting developments in education at Imperial College London. The College is implementing an innovative Learning and Teaching Strategy, aimed at modernising the pedagogy used in teaching in line with the latest evidence-based educational research.
You, as Strategic Teaching Fellows in the Department of Physics, will play key roles in supporting colleagues within the Department of Physics to implement innovative learning and teaching methods, which are interactive, technology-enhanced, and inclusive. The aim is to develop excellence in STEM education within the Department, as well as sharing best practice across the institution and beyond.
Duties and responsibilities
Your main duties in education innovation will be:
  • creating preparatory materials to accompany teaching sessions, e.g. online reading material, videos, and quizzes, or Jupyter Notebooks;
  • designing and constructing practical demonstrations to be used in-class, along with associated learning cycles;
  • evaluating the effectiveness of newly-introduced learning and teaching materials and methods;
  • deveoping educational expertise, focussing on an evidenced-based approach to pedagogical innovation to improve disciplinary provision and the student experience.
Your teaching activities will focus on:
  • teaching as a member of a teaching team, e.g. give lectures, run laboratory classes, act as an academic tutor, and/or supervise student projects;
  • assessing students using appropriate criteria and providing constructive feedback, including on essays and course assessments.
  • participating in committees and working groups within the department and College as required.
Please refer to the full job description for further duties and responsibilities.
Essential requirements
The essential criteria for this post are listed below. Please refer to the person specification for further desirable skills and attributes.
  • A degree and an appropriate postgraduate qualification in Physics (or equivalent).
  • Some experience in Physics teaching, supervision and assessment at undergraduate level along with the associated administrative and management support work.
  • A background that provides appropriate contextual knowledge of Physics or other related areas ideally in a research-intensive HE context.
  • Experience with web-based technologies and their use in higher education.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and negotiation skills, with the ability to work in diverse teams in a range of contexts and environments.
  • High level organisation skills with a strong ability to work to deadlines.
The advertised posts can be taken up part-time or full-time; we therefore encourage people with flexible working requirements to apply.
Candidates must complete an online application form via http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00368/strategic-teaching-fellow-physics-education-innovation-2-posts 
Should you have any queries relating to the application process, please contact: Nina Tailor, Senior HR Administrator, Email: nina.tailor@imperial.ac.uk
For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk
Closing date: 21 February 2019
Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.


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