Applications are sought from those with a passion for teaching and learning enhancement, innovation and excellence and who are seeking to make an outstanding contribution to the Learning and Teaching reputation of UEA and who have the potential for National Teaching Fellowship Scheme nomination.
The closing date for applications is 7 May 2020 and the selection of the University Teaching Fellows will be based on an evaluation of the application against the criteria provided as well as a short interview on 26 May 2020. Three teaching fellowships are available.
What you receive
As a University Teaching Fellow you will receive:
• mentoring in your development as a University Teaching Fellow
• support in preparing your applications for National Teaching Fellowship
• feedback, advice and guidance from a Community of Practice
What is expected
As a University Teaching Fellow you will be expected:
• to work towards achieving National Teaching Fellowship status by developing your knowledge and experience such that you can meet the NTFS criteria of individual excellence, raising the profile of excellence and developing excellence
• to contribute actively to a Community of Practice’s activities:
i. in disseminating best practice and raising the profile of learning and teaching
ii. contributing to learning and teaching events and training courses
• to offer peer support and feedback to other members of the Community of Practice in furthering the aims of this group.
• to work with your mentor to review progress at least on an annual basis.
University Teaching Fellowships will last for 3 years, or until National Teaching Fellowship status has been achieved. University Teaching Fellows who have yet to achieve National Teaching Fellowship at the end of their University fellowship are eligible to re-apply for a further award and their applications will be considered in competition with other applications received in that round.
University Teaching Fellows together with any holders of national Teaching Fellowships, and the Academic Directors of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Widening Participation and Taught Programmes form a community of practice which seeks to raise the profile of excellence and development of excellence in learning and teaching.
The objectives of this group, which is led by the Academic Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, are to:
• prepare colleagues for the National Teaching Fellowships Scheme
• disseminate best practice and raise the profile of learning and teaching
• contribute to learning and teaching events and training courses: this will include but is not limited to the University Learning and Teaching Day, the CSED 'Educational Exchanges’ and CTEL activities
• maintain a presence on the Universities Excellence in Learning and Teaching website including personal profiles
• offer their expertise to the committees and working groups of the University.
Excellence in Teaching Awards
Excellence in Teaching Awards are made annually to support the personal and professional development of University Teaching Fellows. In addition, each year one Excellence in Teaching Award, made to a new University Teaching Fellow is funded by an endowment from Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen and is known as the Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen Prize. The Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen Prize will be awarded, by the recruitment and selection panel, to the University Teaching Fellow who best demonstrated in their application and interview that they met the selection criteria for the Fellowship award.
The 2020/21 Excellence in Teaching Awards will be valued at £1000 and the Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen Prize will be £1,500.
The funds associated with the Excellence in Teaching Awards and the Sir Geoffrey and Lady Allen Prize are to be used solely by University Teaching Fellows for their personal and professional development and are allocated to be spent during the financial year of the award. Unspent funds cannot be carried forward from one financial year to another. The value of the Excellence in Teaching Awards that are made in the second and third years of a University Teaching Fellowship are subject to change and the value will be confirmed no later than July each year for the following financial year.
How to apply
Applications will take the form of a standard CV plus a statement of suitability which will include the following sections
• Background information (200 words)
• Individual excellence (600 words)
• Raising the profile of teaching and learning (600 words)
• Developing excellence (600 words)
Please discuss your application with your Head of School or Head of Division prior to submission to agree with them the level of support you will require to achieve a successful outcome from the University Teaching Fellowship, namely a national Teaching Fellowship award. A letter of support from your Head of School/Director of Service is required as part of your application.
Send your application to the Director of Student and Academic Services’ Office c/o firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 7 May 2020.
Three University Fellowships are available. The selection of the University Teaching Fellows will be based on an evaluation of the application against the criteria provided and a short interview on 26 May 2020.
For an informal confidential discussion please contact the Academic Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement Professor Kay Yeoman (tel: 01603 592846 email: K.Yeoman@uea.ac.uk)