LITE Fellowship, The Pedagogy of Digital Assessment

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7083865 (Ref.No. LITEI1040)
Posted: August 26, 2021

Job Description

Are you interested in fulfilling a project exploring the pedagogy of digital assessment?

We are inviting applications for a commissioned LITE Fellowship to join the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

LITE embodies the University’s commitment to excellence and innovation in education through its investment in a community of Fellows, giving colleagues the opportunity to develop and implement projects and establish a culture of high-quality teaching innovation, scholarship, and leadership. This Fellowship will provide the pedagogical underpinnings to support the Digital Assessment at Leeds project. One key element of the new Assessment Strategy is that all assessment will be digital by default. However, it is essential that we understand the pedagogical implications of this strategy by taking a rigorous and research-informed approach. 

As well as carrying out your project, you will be expected to contribute to LITE’s scholarly community, provide content towards the digital and external-facing profiles, and act as an ambassador at internal and external events. You will evaluate and disseminate the impact of your project internally through research progress showcases and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy, and reputation of student education at the University. 

Details of the Fellowship

The Fellowship will be funded at the equivalent level of 40% of current salary and may be delivered over 1 or 2 years. The funding may be taken as secondment from current duties or a portion can be used to buy in, for example, a research assistant. Both academic and professional service staff are invited to apply. The project must include a contribution from the student body in an advisory or partnership role. 

An allocation of funds will be available to support your project, e.g. events, materials, travel and subsistence, conference attendance, dissemination activities and equipment. The funding should be justified in your application and, as a guide, we expect to award approximately £500-1000 for each 10% secondment.

Support will be provided by the LITE professional service team, including access to a resident research assistant with experience of pedagogical research techniques and student facilitators. You will also be allocated a Dean of Student Education as your project sponsor to support you with dissemination and impact.

If you are interested in applying and would like to discuss the fellowship further, please contact:

For general details about the fellowships:

Katie Livesey, Institute Manager (LITE) -   

Dave Riley, Research Support and Impact Officer (LITE) – 

Or to discuss the research focus of the fellowship:

Samantha Pugh, Digital Assessment Academic Lead – 

Alice O’Grady, Dean of Student Education (Quality and Standards) – 

Please note: If you are not a British or Irish citizen, from 1 January 2021 you will require permission to work in the UK. This will normally be in the form of a visa but, if you are an EEA/Swiss citizen and resident in the UK before 31 December 2020, this may be your passport or status under the EU Settlement Scheme.

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Teaching Excellence and Innovation
School/Institute:  Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence
Category:  Research
Grade:  Off grading structure
Working Time:  0.4 FTE
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Secondment opportunity delivered over 12 months- please see Brief)
Release Date:  Wednesday 25 August 2021
Closing Date:  Thursday 30 September 2021
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  LITEI1040

The University community is made up of a wide range of people with diverse backgrounds and circumstances, which we value and regard as a great asset. As part of our continued commitment to equality and inclusion, we strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and have a real opportunity to participate in and contribute to our activities.


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