Assistant Learning Technologist

Job summary

Imperial College London’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out an ambitious programme of work aimed at establishing Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of the strategy is underpinned by significant investment in education which will support innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning methods across the college. As part of this strategy the Faculty of Engineering...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01407
  • Date posted 22 October 2020
  • Closing date 9 November 2020

Job description

Job summary

Imperial College London’s Learning and Teaching Strategy, launched in June 2017, sets out an ambitious programme of work aimed at establishing Imperial as a global leader in innovative, evidence-based education. Implementation of the strategy is underpinned by significant investment in education which will support innovative, evidence-based teaching and learning methods across the college. As part of this strategy the Faculty of Engineering is undertaking a process of pedagogical transformation of its modules in line with a faculty-wide curriculum review. 

A key element of the Educational Technology (EdTech) team’s ambition to become a leading centre of excellence is delivering digitally enhanced, online and blended learning programmes. This ambition includes supporting the development and innovation in digital educational technologies and pedagogies for online teaching.

The post holder will work within the established processes and offer maintenance and customer support for online experiences to optimise the functionality within the college’s online systems. They will also work collaboratively with the wider learning technology community at the college, academic and teaching staff, ICT, and other colleagues that support teaching via eLearning methods and systems.

This role is your chance to be at the forefront of providing high quality learning solutions to meet the growing digital needs of education at a world leading university. 

Duties and responsibilities

You will provide technical expertise, best practice knowledge and customer support of institutional tools. This includes working to ensure all tools are efficiently supported

and organising training for staff in new tools and processes, including devising and maintaining training materials.

You will undertake user testing and implementation of upgrades to any institutionally supported technologies (e.g. Blackboard, Panopto and other tools).

There will also be the opportunity to participate in technology pilots.

 

Essential requirements


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM discipline, with educational experience/knowledge; or equivalent professional experience and knowledge in learning technology, online learning or pedagogy.

  • Knowledge and experience of virtual learning environments and associated products

  • Experience of providing excellent customer support to an academic community and using customer support systems to track work

  • Experience of supporting the use of eLearning in teaching activities

  • Experience of prioritising tasks and independently managing a busy workload to ensure deadlines are met

  • IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel & internet

  • Knowledge of different delivery platforms and methods (web, mobile, podcasts), with an appreciation of the merits and drawbacks of different approaches

Further information

This is an Full time Open-ended appointment. Interviews for this role are scheduled for week commencing 30th November 2020.

Candidates need to complete an online application for this role. For further details on the role please contact: Alastair Gemmill, Senior Learning Technologist (Faculty of Engineering) – a.gemmill@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Committed to equality and valuing diversity, we are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’s Points Based System. Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.