Vacancy for Educational Developer

We have a vacancy in OCSLD created by Rhona Sharpe being appointed as the new Head of Centre. Here’s the ad…

Directorate of Human Resources, Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development

Educational Development Consultant

Starting salary: £36,862, rising annually to £45,336

Oxford Brookes University occupies a strong position in UK higher education. We have a sound and growing international reputation for the quality of our teaching, learning and research . At national and local levels, we make vital contribut ions to society and the economy. The U niversity is committed to providing an exceptional, student-centred experience which is based on both internationally significant research and pedagogic best practice.

You will join a vibrant, established team in the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD), which supports the University’s mission through the provision of high quality internal and external staff development, and by undertaking pedagogic research.

In this role you will design, provide and evaluate educational development opportunities for staff at Brookes and across our national and international networks. Initially you will take on responsibility for professional development for associate teachers and will join the programme team for the Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. You will also provide leadership in educational development for at least one of the areas of work outlined in our Strategy for Enhancing the Student Experience, such as curriculum design, graduate attributes, continuing professional development and student engagement. You will work closely with colleagues in the Faculties to develop and support their action plans for improving the student experience.

You will make a significant contribution to the research activities of the unit, conducting pedagogic research yourself and championing and co-ordinating work with discipline based staff to evaluate, investigate and improve teaching, learning and assessment in higher education, complementing the established research themes of assessment, curriculum design, learning in a digital age and professional development.

You will be responsible for:

  • professional development for associate teachers
  • planning staff development which meets the needs of the University and external clients
  • undertaking pedagogic research projects
  • designing staff and educational development interventions which make effective use of technology
  • contributing to OCSLD’s online collections of pedagogic research and open educational resources
  • pursuing opportunities for OCSLD services, generate revenue and raise the profile of the Centre .

You should have

  • significant experience of staff and educational development in further or higher education settings
  • experience of diagnosing and analysing educational and professional development needs
  • experience of supporting staff using a wide range of development techniques
  • expertise in the pedagogy of higher education
  • a track record of conducting an d publishing pedagogic research.

Ref: 190/18086/PS

Closing date: 18 November 2011

Interview date: 8 December 2011

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If you would like to discuss this post, please contact Rhona Sharpe or 01865 485844


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To support the University’s mission through the provision of high quality internal and external staff and educational development, and to undertake research and publish in those areas.

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