Digital Learning

Aligned with the activities of the University’s Digital Learning Team which leads on the production of digital learning resources and online courses, the fellowship will focus on fundamental research questions currently facing the UK and international HE sector, such as: How is knowledge and critical understanding developed by learners using digital technologies? What are the factors that afford and constrain the adoption of digital technologies for learning by teachers and students?  How might HE teaching practices change to maximise learning in a digital environment?  How might the nature of universities and schools change and develop in networked societies?

Working closely with Professor Morris and colleagues in the School of Education and across the University, you will attract research funding from research councils (e.g. ESRC), European Commission (e.g. H2020), charities (e.g. Education Endowment Fund) and external partners; generate opportunities for blended, and online PGT courses, and attract high quality international PGR students; publish highest quality research and publications in international journals for inclusion in REF 2020 and participate in internationally recognised research impact and innovation through R&D collaborative projects with external partners, practitioners and policy makers with outputs recognized by REF.

You will have proven research experience in the field, a clear programme of research and leadership skills development such as a planned progression from initial research capacity building, including PGR supervision, to increasing involvement in both Masters and Undergraduate teaching leading to appointment at the Associate Professor level.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

University Grade 8 (£38,511 to £45,954)

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Professor Neil Morris, tel: +44 (0)113 343 7014, email:

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