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Lecturer in Academic Professional Development
Ref. 50059548

Salary
£43,611 to £48,433 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department/School
Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI)

Location
Central London and Harrow


This is a full time, permanent appointment that sits within the Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation (CETI). The position could be considered on a job share basis. 

CETI has a University-wide role in championing learning and teaching and promoting excellence in the context of the needs of our particular students. The Centre has responsibility for a range of functions, including the coordination and delivery of courses in English for Academic purposes; coordination and core delivery of Foundation courses; promoting partnership and co-creation with students; supporting scholarship in learning and teaching; building learning communities to foster pedagogic and educational research; supporting course teams in curriculum development; and developing the professionalism, excellence and innovation of our staff in learning and teaching. 

The core responsibility for this role will be to co-ordinate and deliver on the University’s Professional Recognition and Enhancement Scheme for Teaching (PRESTige), which provides a framework for recognition and continued development of professional standards in teaching and supporting learning. The scheme is available to both academic staff and other staff who support student learning. The scheme is accredited by Advance HE. A taught route, leading to a PGCHE is a probation requirement for new academic staff with less than three years’ experience. The PGCHE provides Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), There is also a Certificate of Special Study that provides Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) for PhD students and those with limited responsibilities in supporting student learning. The PRESTige e-Portfolio provides a route for more experienced staff who teach and support learning to recognise and reflect on their experience, and to record it against a national benchmark – the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). E-portfolio routes are available for Fellowship (FHEA) and Senior Fellowship (SFHEA).

CETI is a values-driven department with a commitment to trust, flexible working and scholarship. This is an exciting time for CETI and for the University as we seek to embed personalised, authentic and transformational learning across the institution’s portfolio. 

For an informal discussion about the position, please contact Dr Andy Pitchford, Head of CETI, by email at a.pitchford@westminster.ac.uk.  

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

At the University of Westminster, diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are at the core of how we engage with students, colleagues, applicants, visitors and all our stakeholders. 

We are fully committed to enabling a supportive and safe learning and working environment which is equitable, diverse and inclusive, is based on mutual respect and trust, and in which harassment and discrimination are neither tolerated nor acceptable.

The University has adopted Smart Working principles to support and further our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion aims of being an inclusive, collaborative and flexible employer. Further details of Smart Working can be discussed at interview stage.

Closing date: midnight on: 16 December 2022
Interviews are likely to be held on: 5 January 2023

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk