Fellowships of the Institute of Teaching and Learning
The Institute of Teaching and Learning (ITL) is delighted to be beginning the recruitment process for our 2021/2 cohort of ITL Fellows. This year's Fellowships will run from September 2021 to June 2022, involving a commitment of 0.2 FTE averaged over the Fellowship term.
ITL Fellowships provide colleagues with the time, focus and support to work on a project which enhances an aspect of our teaching and learning delivery across the University. Your Fellowship project may be student-focused, or may be focused on staff support and development in a way that benefits the student experience. You will be paired with an Institute Student Partner Intern (SPI) and will work closely with the Institute's team and its wider teaching and learning network in order to develop and deliver your project. Fellows will also be able to take up additional development opportunities and become an ongoing member of the Institute, helping to develop excellent teaching and learning practice across the University in line with Our Future's strategic goals.
We will offer the School/Service (or equivalent) of successful applicants £10,000 to assist with releasing them from some other commitments, and Fellows will also have access to up to £2,500 for essential project-related costs (total amounts per project whether individual Fellowship or joint application, in which case £10,000 buyout would be shared across relevant Schools/Services). As part of your Expression of Interest you must include confirmation of support from your Head of School / Director of Service / appropriate equivalent and agreement to funding and time implications.
We hope to receive applications from Academic and Professional Services colleagues from across the University. In order to be eligible for the Fellowship, in most cases colleagues must be on an existing permanent contract with the University or a fixed-term contract that extends up to or beyond the end of the Fellowship term; however, if you are interested in this opportunity but have different contractual arrangements with the University please contact the ITL team on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your circumstances and eligibility.
The successful 2021/2 projects will be aligned to one or both of the following strategic themes:
- Flexible Learning and Digital Delivery
- Inclusivity and Engagement
A copy of the slides from the information sessions run in March 2021 and answers to frequently asked questions have been added to the Institute Fellows page of the ITL website for colleagues interested in this opportunity. The slides include further detail on project areas of particular interest within the themes listed above.
You can apply by submitting a completed Expression of Interest form and focused CV (max 2 pages, or 2 page CV per team member if joint Fellowship application) by Monday 19th April 2021 to Caryn Mellor, Recruitment & Resourcing Manager – email@example.com
In the proposal section of your Expression of Interest form (Section 2) we would recommend you briefly address:
- What you want to do in your project (what is the 'problem' I want to tackle or area I want to enhance?)
- How this project is strategically aligned (for example alignment to Our Future and/or Faculty or School Teaching and Learning Strategy)
- The steps you wish to take in the project to address this (what activities am I proposing to undertake?)
- Any projected essential project spending, with brief rationale
- The role of your student partner, and any skills, experiences or interests that would be particularly valuable for them to bring to the project
- Anything else that you feel would help the panel to evaluate the aims, activities and potential impact of your project
You can complete a written outline of your project in Section 2, or if you would prefer to use an alternative format to submit your project proposal, you can instead produce a short video (5 minutes maximum) and include the hyperlink in Section 2 in lieu of a written project proposal. If submitting via the video method for Section 2, please complete all other sections of the form. You should select the format which you feel helps you to best outline your proposal; neither method of submission gives greater advantage. Please do not submit both a written outline and a video link.
Informal queries around the Fellowships can be addressed to the ITL team on firstname.lastname@example.org