Shape the future as a transformative educator at Leeds

We’re looking for 100 lecturers to join our academic community, with a focus on teaching and scholarship, as part of our ambitious and exciting educational change programme Curriculum Redefined.

Together we will create transformative educational experiences for our students, ensuring that, regardless of their background, they develop the knowledge and skills they need to be successful and to make a positive impact in the world.

Over the next ten years, we will review and refresh our undergraduate and taught postgraduate programmes to make sure our curriculum prepares our students to be global citizens, ready for the future world of work.

This is a once-in-a-career opportunity to shape our education at Leeds for generations to come. We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to help us build an imaginative and effective approach to teaching and learning.

As one of our cohort of Lecturers you will be engaged with the University on an ongoing-contract (a lecturer is broadly equivalent to an assistant professor in the US). Browse our job vacancies, explore our employee benefits and how you could make a difference.

Why are we redefining our curriculum?

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Watch our video about why we are recruiting Transformative Educators for Curriculum Redefined.

Our world is facing unprecedented global challenges, including the climate crisis, economic instability, poverty and the COVID-19 pandemic. We have an opportunity to tackle these challenges to shape a better future and we have set out our ambitions to do this in the University of Leeds Strategy for 2020-2030.

Curriculum Redefined is a key part of the Student Education pillar of our strategy and will be supported by significant investment.

It aims to make sure our taught degree courses are:

  • transformative - able to bring about an important and lasting change
  • inclusive - focused on supporting students from diverse backgrounds
  • flexible - allow choice and opportunities to personalise learning.

Our students will benefit from an active approach to learning that they will co-create with staff. It will be underpinned by research, interdisciplinary teaching and digital technology.

We will remove complex structures and empower each other to deliver a fantastic student experience.

Read more about Curriculum Redefined in an article by Professor Jeff Grabill, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Student Education.

Watch our Student Education Strategy video.

About the roles

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To help deliver this exciting programme, we are creating new roles that will support the fundamental redesign of taught degree courses, and introduce new forms of teaching and learning. 

If you have a postgraduate degree or equivalent work experience in your discipline, including experience of teaching in higher education or a similar setting (such as further education or recognised training schemes), this could be a highly rewarding next step in your academic career.

Lecturers in Teaching and Scholarship will help transform the educational experience for our students, ensuring that, regardless of their background, all develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed and make a positive impact in the world.

The new roles will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses, utilising technology-enhanced, interactive teaching methods, inclusive and authentic learning and assessment and transdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of major themes, such as sustainability.

The roles will also involve working with a wide range of colleagues, students and external stakeholders to develop and promote innovative curriculum design and delivery. Individuals will engage in scholarly work on teaching and learning that is in line with their discipline(s).

Join our diverse community of academics committed to helping students gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed and make a positive difference in the world.

Why work for us?

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What we offer

We are a large and diverse organisation – with more than 9,200 staff from more than 100 different countries, and one of the largest employers in Leeds. We offer a range of generous benefits for our employees, which include:

  • 33 days paid holiday every year, including bank holidays plus a further 7.5 days off when the University is closed (including the Christmas period)
  • pension benefits and maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • on-campus childcare facilities
  • flexible working opportunities – not every job needs to be in the office 5 days a week
  • a range of wellbeing services, including discounted healthcare
  • a raft of offers for shopping and leisure
  • travel discounts and sustainable Cycle to Work scheme.

Professional development

We will provide you with cohort and tailored experiential learning to support your personal and career development whilst aligning with our organisational development goals.

We will also support you in achieving your Advance HE Fellowship and advancing your academic career with the University.

Our diverse range of exciting learning opportunities include:

  • structured and tailored development provision
  • access to a community of like-minded practitioners
  • individual coaching and mentoring
  • self-paced learning resources including more than 16,000 LinkedIn Learning courses.

Our campus

We’re proud of our beautiful campus. Just a ten-minute walk from the city centre, it offers fantastic green spaces and a range of world-class facilities, which include:

  • The Edge sport and fitness centre
  • libraries
  • theatres
  • an art gallery and art trail
  • Leeds University Union
  • onsite shops, bars and cafes.

Take a look around campus with our 360 Virtual Campus Tour.

About Leeds

Leeds – One of the Best Places to Live (North and Northeast) – The Times and The Sunday Times 2021

Perfectly placed in the centre of the UK, Leeds is one of the country's largest and fastest-growing cities with a global reputation in business, culture and sport.

Our lively city centre is home to an abundance of museums, theatres, music venues, independent restaurants, bars and shops. Whatever your interests, there's plenty to explore – day or night.

Leeds is also well connected, nationally and internationally, with excellent rail and air transport links – so it’s easy to access our stunning Yorkshire countryside and everything beyond.

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