Academic Practice and Enhancement Manager

University of London

Department: Queen Mary Academy
Salary: £51,048 – £56,921 per annum (Grade 6)
Reference: QMUL32891
Location: Whitechapel
Date posted: 26 May 2023
Closing date: 21 June 2023

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About the Role

Do you have experience of academic practice development, with a proven track record of designing and delivering successful educational development programmes for academic staff which support institutional strategic priorities? Do you have significant knowledge and experience of effective pedagogy and assessment and feedback within higher education? Are you looking for a new and exciting role where you can help us to deliver our ambitious strategy for education and student success?

In this new and exciting role, you will lead on the delivery of a range of educational development for academic teams, collaborating with educational leaders and key stakeholders at Faculty and School/Institute level to ensure our provision is responsive and aligned with Queen Mary’s strategic objectives.

A key priority will be the design and delivery of workshops, resources and bespoke consultancy for the enhancement of assessment and feedback practice across the institution.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to make an impact at Queen Mary, playing a key role in helping our educators to deliver Queen Mary’s ambitious strategic objectives.

About You

You will have a significant understanding and experience of effective pedagogy, assessment and feedback and effective assessment design within the higher education context.

To succeed in this role you will need excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the institution.

About the Department

The Queen Mary Academy is a flagship department at Queen Mary University of London. It provides academic practice development for academic, teaching and research staff. Guided by the University’s 2030 Strategy and associated enabling plans, the Academy delivers development programmes that enable the delivery of an inclusive educational environment where students and staff flourish and reach their true potential. The Academy offers development opportunities to staff at all stages of their career, from teaching assistants through to the professoriate.

Located within the Office of the Principal, the Queen Mary Academy reports to the Vice-Principal (Education) and has a dotted-line report to the Vice-Principal (Research) to ensure strategic alignment in our approach. The Academy works closely with colleagues from across our Professional Services to deliver a comprehensive academic practice development portfolio.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we have fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at Dept W in Whitechapel, East London. It is a full-time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 6, in the range of £51,048 – £56,921 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Emily Salines [email protected].

For further details and to apply for the role, please click the ‘further details and to apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 21st June 2023.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

                                 Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality

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