Become a Discovery Theme Leader

Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE) is seeking to appoint three Discovery Theme Leaders to shape the future of education at the University.

Discovery theme leader November 2018

And interested academics can find out more about the roles during a Discover Discovery event being held later this month.

LITE is offering exciting opportunities to become Discovery Theme Leaders to work across the themes of Ethics, Religion and LawMedia, Culture and Creativity and Power and Conflict.

Discovery modules enable students to study across different Faculties to broaden their learning.

Successful candidates will be keen to develop their academic leadership skills and be able to demonstrate a vision for taking their theme forward. They will also be committed to developing the Discovery Theme portfolio, as well as ‘Broadening’ more generally, as part of the Leeds Curriculum. Broadening develops students’ skills and intellectual flexibility, which benefits their university education, enabling them to compete and contribute in the workplace and wider society after graduation.

Chair of Broadening, Professor Martin Levesley, said: “These are exciting roles that will give successful candidates the chance to be at the very forefront of shaping the future of education at the University.”

The roles are open to University staff and are offered on a 0.2FTE workload remission basis for a fixed term of three years.

It is expected that successful candidates will take up their appointment at the start of semester two in early 2019, but a later start in the year may be negotiated.

The closing date for applications is Thursday 29 November 2018, with interviews expected to be held w/c 10 December 2018.

Please contact Professor Levesley via LITE for informal enquiries about the role.

Interested candidates, who would like to learn more about the role, are invited to the Discover Discovery event from 1pm on Wednesday 28 November in Room 1.01 of the Charles Thackrah Building.

A panel of current Discovery Theme leaders will be on hand to give staff an overview of the scheme and field questions at the event. There will also be the opportunity for open discussion and a Q&A.

Dr Kelvin Tapley, Director (interim) at LITE, said: “If you’ve ever wondered how you can engage with one of the ten Discovery themes, thought about developing or leading a Discovery module or are simply interested in finding out more, then this is the perfect event for you.”

Contact Rekha Parmar to register your place at the Discover Discovery event.

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