College of Humanities

This full time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

The role

This new post is intended to bring additional impetus and strategic thinking to the Department’s already strong commitment to the academic experience of our students, in areas including academic support, learning community, and the student voice. You will also support the delivery of teaching in the Department of English & Film.

Exeter’s English Department is one of the biggest and most successful in the country, regularly rating within the top ten in national league tables.

About you

You will:

  • Possess sufficient breadth or depth of specialist and core knowledge in the discipline, demonstrated by a PhD (obtained or nearing completion) or equivalent to develop teaching programmes, and teach and support learning
  • Have sufficient experience in supporting the student academic experience to take on a co-ordinating and strategic role, and be able to show how you have been able to make a difference in at least one area of academic experience and/or learning community
  • Have evidence of excellent teaching identified by peer review and have made an impact at discipline programme level beyond your own teaching
  • Use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students
  • Participate in and develop external networks, with a particular focus on aspects of the student academic experience, student wellbeing, and learning community
  • Be expected to work towards Fellow of the HEA status and to attend formal CPD relating to this
  • An enthusiasm to work with colleagues in other disciplines to develop cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Well-connected with links to individuals and organisations in relevant sectors
  • Please ensure you read our Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role.

    We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

    The University of Exeter

    We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.

    Our research income in recent years means we’re fastest growing UK Research University and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework) and we encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Exeter is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City.

    Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at Exeter

    With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment in which to work. We are an equal opportunity employer, a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Since 2019, the university has also signed an Armed Forces Covenant, demonstrating the University’s commitment to supporting the Armed Forces community. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.


    We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • 41 days leave per year
  • options for flexible working
  • onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
  • sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England
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