Discovery Theme Leaders – recruiting now

There are exciting opportunities for academic members of staff to lead one of the interdisciplinary Discovery Themes. The deadline for applying is Friday 27 March.


The new Leeds Curriculum launched in September 2014 and forms the basis of all our undergraduate programmes. There are now exciting opportunities for three members of academic staff to develop the Broadening aspect of the enhanced curriculum by becoming Discovery Theme Leaders.

Reflecting global challenges and the breadth of exciting disciplinary and interdisciplinary work going on at Leeds, Discovery Themes give our students the opportunity to pursue their interests and complement their core subject in a structured way by taking discovery modules (previously electives). The Discovery Theme Leaders are responsible for co-ordinating, implementing and further developing the academic vision for one of the interdisciplinary Discovery Themes listed below: 

  • Ethics, Religion and Law
  • Exploring the Sciences
  • Mind and Body

These roles are available on a workload remission basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to shape one of the Discovery Themes, working alongside colleagues and nine other Theme Leaders to develop innovative and exciting new discovery modules, help students make well-informed selections from the many modules on offer and identify opportunities for cross disciplinary collaboration in teaching and research.

Visit the University's Careers at Leeds webpages to read the full job description.

Find out more about the Leeds Curriculum and the Discovery Themes.

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