Director of Teaching Excellence and Enhancement

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 03 Oct 2022

Education and Academic Services

The University of Exeter is one of the world’s best. It is a member of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities, having ranked in the top 150 universities in the world and the top 15 UK universities in prestigious global and national league tables.

The University has a proud history and has grown from its roots in the South-West of England to be a truly inclusive and diverse global university. With a community of around 30,000 students from over 150 countries, and 6,400 staff across four campuses in Devon and Cornwall, as well as alumni, academics and global university partners that bring the world to Exeter and take Exeter to the world.

Launched in October 2021, our new Strategy 2030 aims to use our outstanding education, research and global connections to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future. In order to help achieve this vision and purpose, we are moving towards an innovative strategy of connected enhancement; a holistic and integrated approach to enhancing the quality of our teaching, learning and support for students.

It is in this context the University is now seeking to appoint a new role; Director of Teaching Excellence and Enhancement. The Director will provide strategic leadership across a number of crucial educational functions, including innovative programme development, academic development, education enhancement, technology enhanced learning and policy, academic skills, quality and standards and student partnership.

Working across the University as a member of the Education Leadership Team, they will foster and drive innovation across our education portfolio and lead the delivery of key aspects of our Education Strategy. The postholder will be responsible for the University’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) submission. They will support review and diversification of the institutional portfolio including the development of online and lifelong learning programmes whilst supporting an excellent student experience.

We are seeking a Director with strong strategic leadership experience in education and the ability to deliver innovative programmes, translating the strategies into real impact to ensure all of our learners have the conditions in which they can thrive. They will be highly connected nationally and internationally, and will work in partnership with our students to co-curate our approaches to teaching, learning and the student experience, building on our long-standing approach to students as change agents.

The University of Exeter is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and through this appointment process it is the University’s clear stated aim to develop candidate pools that include applicants from all backgrounds and communities. The University particularly welcomes applications from women, people from black and minority ethnic communities, the LGBTQ+ community and from disabled people.  We are open to flexible working opportunities.

For details of the appointment, including further information about the job description, person specification and how to apply, please visit:  quoting reference 6081.

For informal inquiries please contact James Ingram at  or on +44 (0)20 7340 6253.

The deadline for applications is Monday 3rd October at midday (GMT).

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