LITE Teaching Enhancement Project Leader secondment opportunity

LEARNING SPACE: Students in one of the University of Leeds's transformed digitally enabled and collaborative lecture theatres.

LEARNING SPACE: Students in one of the University of Leeds’s transformed digitally enabled and collaborative lecture theatres.

WOULD YOU like to play a key role in shaping the evolution of the digitally-enabled and collaborative learning spaces of tomorrow?

The Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is seeking a Teaching Enhancement Project Leader to evaluate the use and impact of collaborative lecture theatres.

Applications for the fixed term, year-long secondment are invited from current members of University of Leeds staff with an academic background and will be made on a 0.2fte secondment of their current grade.

The successful candidate, starting in September, will undertake research to evaluate the impact of a pilot project which has refurbished three traditional tiered lecture theatres to provide innovative, digitally-enabled collaborative learning spaces.

There will also be an expectation to commit to deliver outputs beyond that date, if the research indicates that is necessary.

They will join the Institute’s growing team of Excellence & Innovation Fellows and Teaching Enhancement Project Leaders.

READ: About LITE’s other Projects here.

Dr Raphael Hallett, Director at LITE, said: “The effectiveness and quality of our learning spaces are an integral part of both the teaching and learning process.

“This is an exciting role which provides a major opportunity to shape the future  provision of learning spaces across campus and to evaluate the ways in which these spaces transform curriculum design.

“The successful candidate will contribute to the scholarship and evidence-base behind our student education innovation and will foster their own leadership role in student education.”

READ: Professor Neil Morris’s LITE blog on the University’s reimagined learning spaces.

The Institute consolidates the University’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education through its investment in a community of Excellence & Innovation Fellows and Teaching Enhancement Project leaders. This gives academic and professional staff the opportunity to undertake projects to enhance our culture of high quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership.

As well as fulfilling the research project as outlined below, the post holder will be expected to contribute fully to the dynamism of the Institute’s scholarly community, contribute content towards the digital and external-facing profiles of the Institute and act as an ambassador at internal and external events.

TEP leaders are expected to disseminate their project findings internally and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University of Leeds.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Raphael Hallett, Director of LITE, Tel: (0)113 34 33588. E-mail:

Further information about the role can be found in the Candidate Brief.


Details for the Application process

Candidates should complete the online application process and, as part of your application, upload a document with your project proposals under the headings:

Project outputs (500 words)
Methods of student and staff consultation (200 words)
Candidates are expected to discuss the secondment and workload arrangements with their manager and/or Head of School prior to making an application.

Interviews will be held at the end of March or the beginning of April 2017.

Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Teaching Excellence and Innovation
School/Institute: Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence and Innovation
Category: Academic
Grade: N/A
Salary: 0.2 FTE secondment at current salary
Contract Type: Fixed Term (1 year)
Closing Date: Friday 03 March 2017
Reference: LITEI1006