Job offer available in Scotland Director of Learning & Teaching Academy at Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University has five campuses: three in the UK (Edinburgh, Scottish Borders and Orkney), one in Dubai and one in Malaysia. The University offers a highly distinctive range of degree programmes in the specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

With a history dating back to 1821, Heriot-Watt University has established a reputation for world-class teaching and practical, leading-edge research, which has made it one of the top UK universities for business and industry. We connect with industry at every level and develop programmes to match their needs – so employers get work-ready industry-fit graduates.

Heriot-Watt is also Scotland’s most international university, boasting the largest international student cohort.

We have an established set of values that help us to nurture innovation and leadership, and show our commitment to continuous improvement and development in all our activities.

For full details on our University, please view our Careers at Heriot-Watt

The successful candidate will establish and lead the development of a new global Learning and Teaching Academy. The Academy’s primary purpose is to support the delivery of the University’s Learning and Teaching strategy by working with staff at all campus locations to promote excellence in learning and teaching. Key elements of the Academy’s operations will include: staff development, the promotion of good practice and innovation in learning and teaching, and the design and implementation of a recognition framework for learning and teaching.

Reporting to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor/Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching) the Director will manage a small core team of academic developers, but will collaborate closely with staff in the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Service (LTES) and the Academic Quality team to support the University’s enhancement-led approach to its taught provision.

Collegial and creative, the successful candidate will demonstrate strategic vision, well-developed leadership and team-building skills developed and deployed within an academic environment, underpinned by a commitment to enhance the learning and teaching experience of all students. Although based at the University’s Edinburgh Campus, the Director will be expected to travel and to work out of other campus locations regularly.

Interviews are planned to take place on 17 and 18 December 2018.

For application details and further information please go to:

Closing date: Midnight on Friday 30 November 2018


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