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Academic Developer - Decolonising Learning & Teaching

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Salary:  £40,611 to £46,119 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 05 June 2022
Reference:  DOE-CELT-2022-01-R

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

A major programme of change to LSHTM’s education provision is now underway and a key pillar of this programme of change is to decolonise the curriculum.The postholder’s primary role will be supporting teaching staff to decolonise learning and teaching.  The postholder will be instrumental in ensuring that decolonisation is a fundamental aspect of LSHTM’s approach to education provision. They will bring a passion for decolonising learning and teaching and experience of successfully embedding anti-racist/decolonial methods and principles. 

The role is based in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), a vibrant team of education specialists working across the School to promote teaching excellence, learning innovation and student engagement. Based in the Academic Professional Development team, the postholder will work closely with staff and students to progress LSHTM’s ambitions for decolonising the curriculum. They will work closely with Decolonising the Curriculum Facilitators (currently 10), who are academic staff working in the faculties with additional responsibility for championing decolonisation and supporting colleagues to decolonise their learning and teaching practices.

The postholder will contribute to workshops, activities and resources to enrich the School’s programme of continuing professional development for staff and embed decolonisation across all academic development activities. They will start to build a community of practice around decolonising learning and teaching and will continue to develop LSHTM’s recently launched Decolonising the Curriculum Toolkit. They will also engage with students to ensure the student voice is part of our decolonising learning and teaching activities.

The CELT is a recently established centre at LSHTM and we are looking for an inspirational and credible academic developer with strong influencing skills. The postholder will need to be creative, committed, and self-motivated with knowledge of decolonising learning and teaching, issues pertaining to inclusion in education and experience of providing educational development support to academic staff.

This post is fixed term for 24 months (with the possibility of extension) on a full-time basis. The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 6 in the range £40,611 to £46,119 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days” and membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference DOE-CELT-2022-01-R.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

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