Job offer available in Scotland Learning Designer at The University of Edinburgh

College of Science and Engineering

This is an exciting opportunity, which will enable significant changes to the delivery of teaching and learning within the ambitious, diverse, and growing School of Mathematics, ensuring we maintain our internationally-leading position in online assessment.

The postholder will be the School lead for projects involving the design, development and evaluation of courses and educational materials across different areas of mathematics, statistics and operational research. Working alongside academic staff, education specialists, technologists and IT specialists, the postholder will support diverse instructional strategies, course formats, and delivery methods. We expect the postholder to take the initiative in identifying opportunities for innovation, based on established effective practice and robust existing research, and work with teaching staff to implement change. The role will have a particular focus on leveraging our existing strength in online assessment (e.g. STACK, Coderunner) and in expanding the School’s involvement with workplace learning via e.g. Graduate Apprentice programmes.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area and will be able to bring specialist knowledge of learning science and pedagogy relating to STEM disciplines. The ability to design effective learning programmes and to deliver integrated curricula and assessment is critical, as is expertise in using learning technology in STEM and an ability to become proficient with new systems rapidly. Experience in blended/online learning and/or workplace learning is also necessary, as is experience of teaching in the mathematical sciences at HE level, supported by relevant qualifications.

This post is fixed term for three years (with the possibility of extension) and the starting salary will be in the range of £40,792 to £48,677.

Closing date is 15 July 2019 at 5pm.

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The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.


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