Job details


Student Performance and Engagement

Responsible to

Associate Provost (Learning and Teaching)


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus


£51,799 to £63,668 per annum

Closing date

Thursday 20 January 2022

Contract type


Post type




About the role

The Associate Professor (Learning, Teaching and Pedagogy) will join the University of Derby's reconfigured Student Performance team, reporting to the Associate Provost (Learning and Teaching). The University has an established reputation for excellence in learning and teaching. The post is an exciting opportunity to join the University at a time of great transformation and innovation in teaching and learning.

The successful candidate will contribute to the implementation of the University's Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy, demonstrating strong leadership, extensive experience in pedagogy and appropriate research activity. The role will involve leadership of collaborative research bids in learning and teaching and ensuring research-led approaches to pedagogic practice, curriculum development and the student experience. The post will make a significant contribution to the leadership, management and development of learning and teaching methods and leading edge practice, contributing to a positive impact on student experience and successful outcomes. 

The post holder will be required to work with academic staff to identify their development needs for learning, teaching and assessment practice and to offer through research informed practice appropriate interventions, benchmarking against sector research and best practice. In addition, they will be required to work collaboratively with academic and professional staff across the University and externally to shape and inform future University policy and strategy on learning and teaching. The post holder must work across the whole institution with academic Colleges, Professional Service Departments and the Union of Students.

Principal accountabilities

Learning & Teaching

Leadership and Management


Person specification

Essential Criteria



Skills, knowledge & abilities

Business requirements


As well as competitive pay scales, we offer generous holiday entitlement. We also offer opportunities for further salary progression based on performance, and the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme.

Find out more about pay and benefits

How to apply

You can apply by submitting an online application. Once you have signed in or registered with us you will be able to begin your application. If you are creating an account for the first time, please ensure you provide an email address that you access regularly as this will be our main means of contacting you regarding your application.

Additional information about the application process

In order to meet the Associate Professor criteria, as evidence of your academic authority, you will need to demonstrate proven achievement against two criteria:

Significant achievement in at least one of either

  • Research or
  • Professional Practice or
  • Teaching & learning

and must also demonstrate

High level of achievement in relation to both

  • Professional Standing and
  • Senior leadership

As well as completing our online application form, please provide the following documentation:

  • An up to date current curriculum vitae;
  • A supporting covering letter outlining your suitability to the underlying role requirement, and;
  • The names of two employment referees (including ideally, the last line manager).

In addition, in order to meet the Associate Professorial criteria, you will need to provide:

  • A written statement evidencing how you meet the criteria for the award of the title of Associate Professor;
  • Details of two appropriately qualified referees (of at least Associate Professor status) in relation to the Associate Professorial title.

You can upload these documents whilst completing your online application.

Further information can be found in the conferment pack.

Please email if you have any questions.

If you require any assistance, including the provision of any documentation in an alternative format, please contact the Recruitment team at

Please note all applications must be submitted online by Midnight GMT on the closing date of the vacancy.

Important information

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications.

Whilst this role is eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route, we recommend that you assess your individual eligibility before applying for this position.

Visit for more information.


Our number one priority is to keep our staff, students and community safe as we continue to work through the pandemic. Upon appointment, full training will be given on the Health and Safety processes we follow.

Find out how we are ensuring the safety of our staff, students and community

Further details

Download Associate Professor (Learning, Teaching & Pedagogy) job descriptionDownload Associate Professor (Learning, Teaching & Pedagogy) job descriptionDownload conferment packDownload conferment pack

Six students walking in a line outside One Friar Gate Square, talking to each other and smiling

Why join Derby?

Challenging, interesting and constantly changing, the University of Derby is an extraordinary place to learn and an incredibly rewarding place to work.

Find out more about working at the UniversityFind out more about working at the University

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.