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Senior Academic Developer


Salary:   £48,444 to £54,030 per annum
Release Date:   Friday 08 October 2021
Closing Date:   Monday 08 November 2021
Interview Date:   Monday 22 November 2021
Reference:   EXP018

The University of West London (UWL) is University of the Year for Student Experience (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021) and is shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards 2021 for Technological or Digital Innovation of the Year. We pride ourselves on putting students at the heart of everything we do, and our curriculum and teaching approaches are resolutely student-centred. We are seeking to appoint individuals with the experience and enthusiasm needed to continue delivering an outstanding student experience. 


The Department

The ExPERT Academy is the University’s academic development department. Our focus is to build excellence across the institution by influencing the pedagogy underpinning our courses, and shaping the environment and the curriculum to deliver the highest standards of teaching and learning across the institution. The model we seek to emulate (both online and face-to-face) is underpinned by strategies that promote engagement, value the voice of students, and enable effective and evidence-based approaches to teaching.


The Role 

The successful candidate will join a team of academic developers and learning technologists, within the ExPERT Academy. Working with academic and professional services colleagues across the University, and the specific Schools/Colleges allocated, the postholder will support academic staff in developing the use of technology in learning, teaching, and assessment, ensure the levels of expertise across the institution continue to grow and promote and support excellence in teaching both online and in-person.  The University has invested significantly in developing an outstanding online / blended learning approach to learning. 


The Person

The postholder will have outstanding knowledge of teaching and learning in higher education, and the associated pedagogies; and experience of staff development in HE. They will have extensive experience of teaching in HE, including in flexible mode, and, working with the Head of the EA, will take a lead role in developing teaching HE pedagogies (online and in-person); online course development; and flexible learning. As a senior member of the team, the postholder will be innovative and creative; and actively foster excellence across the institution to promote new pedagogic approaches and enhanced expertise in teaching and scholarship. 


As an outstanding professional and, a scholar in higher education, the postholder will exemplify excellence and maintain their own research / scholarship in the field of higher education


How to Apply 


To apply click on ‘Apply Online’ and fill out the application form. Further information about the application process can be found here: 


Please email  if you need any assistance with the application process.


For informal queries, email Mr Santanu Vasant,  Head of Teaching Excellence and the ExPERT Academy. 


Interviews are expected to be held on Monday 22nd and Thursday 25th November 2021.


Additional Information 

Our Department is under-represented in terms of staff from BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) backgrounds, of LGBT+ identities, and with disabilities. UWL is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter, and is a Disability Confident Employer as well as a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those mentioned above to increase diversity in our workforce.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 

Please be advised that it is expected that appointment within a grade will normally be at the minimum point.

Previous applicants for this post need not apply again.

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