Fellowship in Education

University of Leeds Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence

United Kingdom

LITE Fellowship

Secondment opportunity open to University of Leeds employees only 

Are you interested in fulfilling a project on teaching innovation, scholarship or pedagogy? Are you looking to set an aspirational standard of teaching excellence and pedagogic scholarship?  

We are inviting applications for LITE Fellowships starting in 2020/21 academic year 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.
During your Fellowship, you will carry out a project based on innovative teaching, scholarship or pedagogy in alignment with the University’s strategy for student education and LITE’s objectives.

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, act as an ambassador at internal and external events and contribute to the LITE Mentoring Scheme. You will evaluate and disseminate the impact of your project internally and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at the University. 

The Fellowships

The Fellowships are funded at the equivalent level of 20-80% of current salary, may be delivered over 1-3 years and could be shared between several colleagues*. 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. All projects must include a contribution from the student body in an advisory or partnership role. 

Hot desking space in 18 Beech Grove Terrace is available, with appropriate equipment and meeting spaces, and an allocation of up to £8k will be available to support your project, e.g. by paying for student interns, 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 £1000 for each 10% secondment.

*Conditions of fellowships
- All applicants must be employed in a substantive role at the University for the whole period of the secondment.
- The project holder (or, if applying as a team, at least one member of the team) must hold Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, ideally at FHEA or above.
- Funding is for up to 0.8 FTE maximum (delivered over 1-3 years). For example, a 0.8 FTE for one year or 0.4 FTE for two years.
- Total funding for project teams cannot exceed 0.8 FTE. For example, two team members at 0.4 FTE for one year or 0.2 FTE for two years.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Tina Overton, Director LITE

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4520, email:


Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Teaching Excellence and Innovation
School/Institute: Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence
Category: Research
Grade: Off grading structure
Salary: p.a. pro rata
Working Time: 0.2 to 0.8 FTE secondment at current grade
Post Type: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Over one to three years due to specialist skills/project for a limited period)
Release Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Closing Date: Sunday 15 March 2020
Reference: LITEI1031


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