Senior / Principal Teaching Fellow (Student Experience)

Job Summary


The Department of Aeronautics has an outstanding reputation for excellence in its teaching and research. We aim to offer all of our students a world-leading, rigorous, evidence-based, inclusive educational experience embedded in a vibrant research environment. The Senior / Principal Teaching Fellow (Student Experience) will play a key role in ensuring our graduates gain the greatest benefit from the course and the opportunities afforded to them, whatever their future direction. You will work closely with students and with staff to improve the student learning experience, through understanding student needs, the structure of the different courses and the resources available to help each student achieve their potential.

Student Experience is at the core of our mission in achieving the pinnacle of educational and pastoral practice.

The appointment level will depend on the experience of the candidate.

  • Senior Teaching Fellow (Student Experience) – £55,839 to £66,130 per annum
  • Principal Teaching Fellow (Student Experience) – £63,392 to £68,987 per annum


Duties and responsibilities


Responsibilities for both roles include:

    • engage with Teaching and Learning activities
    • be key in providing pastoral care to our student cohorts in conjunction with the Senior Tutor and Student Wellbeing Advisor.
    • remain up to date with teaching innovations, including supporting the devilment of digital and virtual learning environments.
  • be involved in curriculum development and delivery across taught programmes.
  • Teach a minimum of one course/module as a member of the Departmental teaching team, setting and assessing work and progress of students using appropriate and innovative methods and criteria to provide constructive and timely feedback on all course assessments
  • Develop teaching and assessment materials, methods and approaches, applying innovative and appropriate techniques
  • Monitor student academic progress and identify and implement strategies to improve progress where needed, particularly for the transition from school to university
  • Contribute to curriculum and delivery design and development across the Department’s taught programmes of study, maintaining consistency with the aims of


As Principal Teaching Fellow (Student Experience), you will also:

  • Engage in educational research and other scholarly activities.
  • Provide leadership for the development of provision to enhance students’ transferable skills such as presentation and project planning.
  • Provide strategic leadership in curriculum design and delivery across a range of programmes of study at various levels, in a way which is consistent with the aims of the Learning and Teaching Strategy.
  • Be responsible for major areas of teaching activity within the Department of Aeronautics. Support others in the effective use of appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods. Apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to own teaching practice

Please review both job descriptions for full comparison of the different grades.



Essential requirements


  • A degree (or equivalent) and an appropriate postgraduate qualification in a related discipline
  • Specialist knowledge in the relevant discipline and of teaching methods and techniques within own area
  • Experience of producing clear and concise written material for guidance, management information and for general decision-making purposes
  • Relevant experience of working on e-Learning projects and delivering successful outcomes
  • Demonstrable familiarity with a variety of student-centred strategies to promote and assess teaching and to provide constructive feedback
  • In-depth understanding of education and practice in own specialism
  • Ability to deliver teaching, supervision and assessment in subject areas part of the Department’s taught courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in higher education at the highest standards
  • Proven ability and major achievements in teaching, demonstrated by consistently high quality and substantial record in teaching, including national and/or international recognition



Further Information


This is a full time, open ended post. Appointment level will depend on the experience of the candidate.


Candidates must complete an online application (job search reference ENG01841)


For further details on the post please contact Professor Denis Doorly –



For information regarding the recruitment process please contact Lisa Kelly –



Closing date – 4th Oct 2021


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