This is an exciting opportunity to work at one of the world’s leading universities (ranked 8th in the 2023 QS World Rankings), and to help develop, and shape a new Institute. UCL’s Strategic Plan (2022-2027) includes a vision for an ambitious and distinctive ‘futures focused’ education for our students. It prompts us to look at how the future can be influenced and shaped by UCL students, staff and graduates through our teaching and research. One of the aims of the Strategic Plan is to bring together teaching, assessment and employability in order to support student futures and to that end, the new ‘Higher Education Development & Support’ (HEDS) Institute is being established. HEDS brings together UCL Arena (UCL’s Centre for Research-based Education) and UCL Careers Service, sitting within the Office of the Vice Provost (Education & Student Experience).
This is a chance to work at the heart of UCL’s education endeavour, progressing UCL’s founding principles of excellence and inclusion. As a member of the HEDS Institute, you will provide sector-leading expertise in staff and curriculum development, supporting the overall student education experience. Colleagues within HEDS will support academic programme design, ensuring a high quality and inclusive education provision; they will provide responsive and collaborative pedagogical professional development and recognition; and they will lead on employability related activity both within and outside the curriculum, co-creating initiatives with students and faculties to enhance UCL’s education provision and student leadership capabilities.
About the role
Title of the role is “Associate Director UCL Higher Education and Development Support Institute (Faculty Partnership & Programme Enhancement)”.
This is a senior leadership role within the new HEDS Institute. As an Associate Director, you will lead and manage a group of staff and help to shape the Institute, supporting the development of education practice at UCL. You will have specific responsibility for academic programme design and development as well as the Institute’s faculty partnership work, ensuring that the offering supports UCL’s strategic ambitions. In addition you will have accountability for UCL’s annual education conference.
As a pedagogical practitioner, you will facilitate workshops, courses and professional accreditation assessment. In addition, you will have specific responsibility for supporting one of UCL’s 11 academic faculties in the development of their education provision, which will involve working alongside and co-ordinating a small project team from within the HEDS Institute.
You will be educated to postgraduate level and have Senior Fellowship of Advance HE. With extensive higher education teaching as well as line-management experience, you will have the strategic vision and credibility to lead on academic programme design and development activities, supporting others to do the same. You will have experience of using digital technologies in the context of education provision and a solid understanding of their affordances and the challenges they represent.
Your written, interpersonal and intercultural communication skills will enable you to present in an engaging way to a variety of people and you will be confident to use qualitative and quantitative data to illustrate your points and improve practice. In addition, working alongside and leading colleagues in the exciting development of the new HEDS Institute, you will contribute to a collaborative working and supportive team environment.
Please visit UCL careers site for more information by clicking “Apply”.