Research Fellow in Teaching Excellence
University of Leeds
United Kingdom

LITE Fellowship (Professional Services)

These secondment opportunities are open to University of Leeds Professional Service employees only.

Salary: 0.2 FTE secondment at current grade

This role will be based on the university campus, with scope for it to be undertaken in a hybrid manner. We are also open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

Are you employed within the Professional Services and interested in fulfilling a project exploring the student learning and teaching experience? Would you like support and guidance in delivering a successful project that will inform your practice and that of your team?  

We are inviting applications from colleagues within the Professional Services to become a LITE Fellow within the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE), commencing in September 2024.

LITE embodies the University’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education through its investment in a community of fellows, giving colleagues the opportunity to develop and implement projects and establish a culture of high-quality teaching innovation, scholarship and leadership. 

LITE Fellowships for Professional Services will provide a fully supportive programme to help colleagues with different levels of experience (or none) deliver a project exploring an aspect of the student experience related to learning and teaching from its initial idea phase through to impact and dissemination.

Professional Service teams throughout the University provide a vital contribution to the student experience and the opportunities to explore enhancement interventions and activities are numerous. This programme applies a broad interpretation of pedagogic research, including the influence of the wider aspects of the student experience on a student’s learning and teaching experience. This scheme would provide the opportunity to generate evidence that explores the value and potential of a range of activities such as (but not limited to) student voice, co and/or extra-curricular activity, community building, education spaces, employability, mentoring and assessment.

During your Fellowship, you will carry out a project based on an aspect of your role/practice that contributes directly to the student experience and will generate evidence to inform best practice.

As well as carrying out your project, you will be expected to contribute to LITE’s scholarly community, provide content towards the digital and external-facing profiles, act as an ambassador at internal and external events. You will evaluate and disseminate the impact of your project internally through research progress showcases and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University. 

Priority will be given to new applicants and where there is a strong strategic need identified from the project proposal. Discussions on appropriateness of project in line with your service strategy need to take place with your Head of Service (or nominee) prior to submission. 

Contact information:

If you are interested in applying for a LITE Fellowship and would like to discuss a research idea further, please contact: 

Emma Peasland, Research and Impact Officer - 

Robert Averies, Research and Impact Officer - 

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Student Education Service
School/Institute: LITE
Category: Academic
Grade: N/A
Salary: per annum pro-rata
Working Time: 0.2 FTE secondment at current grade
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (24 months to complete specific time limited work.)
Release Date: Friday 26 April 2024
Closing Date: Sunday 30 June 2024
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: SESTE1018

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