The University Of Edinburgh, College of Science & Engineering, is one of the largest science and engineering groupings in the UK. The College supports excellence in Teaching and Research and The University was ranked 23rd globally in the recent QS rankings.
Home to around 5500 undergraduates and 2500 postgraduates, the College is making a significant and long term investment in teaching by establishing a number of new Chairs of Science Education. Six appointments have already been made and we would like now to fill the remaining vacancy which is in the School of Engineering. Collectively, they will form the Centre for Science Education, building on recent developments and enhancements, notably in distance education, MOOCs and other technology-enabled teaching approaches.
These appointments in the College of Science & Engineering represent one element of a broader University investment in technology-enhanced strengths in our research and teaching. The University has already made other senior academic appointments in Learning Analytics and Informatics, Digital Learning, and Continuing Education.
Reporting to the Director of Discipline, candidates for this position will be expected to provide strategic leadership in developing approaches to learning, teaching and assessment that enhance the student learning experience. An established, outstanding, international research reputation, substantial experience of teaching and supervision at both undergraduate and post graduate levels, and the ability to demonstrate creative, innovative and engaging approaches to teaching, are all pre-requisites for these posts.
Candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds but must be passionate about helping students to learn and must approach learning and teaching in creative, innovative and engaging ways.