Progressing your career
No matter where you are on your career path, we can help you with guidance, support and learning opportunities to further develop your academic practice. We do this within the context of delivery of the University's & Teaching Strategy, which is underpinned by our approach to quality management which is set out in our Quality Code of Practice.
Graduate Teaching Assistants
We can support you in getting started through our Teaching Introduction for Postgraduates who Teach” (TIPs) course. This course will help to ensure you are equipped to fufil your first teaching role. It will also provide you with an invaluable opportunity to network with other postgraduate students taking on this role.
Early Career Researchers and academic staff
If you are a researcher seeking support for research development, we offer a wide range of support through our Researcher Development Unit (RDU). You can find out more about our full programme of skills and career development for researchers including career management and online training.
Probationary lecturers and teaching fellows
We support you through the provision of the Bath Course for Enhancing Academic Practice. This course is mandatory for all probationary lecturers and teaching fellows. If you are working towards completing probation or are seeking promotion, you may find it useful to look at the Career Progression and Promotions documentation as well as the work of the Academic Staff Committee.
Developing and enhancing your career
We can help you progress your career and engage in a wider range of learning and teaching related activities. You may find it helpful to attend our annual Innovations Day - a one day institution-wide event designed to encourage the sharing of good practice, showcasing of innovative developments and exploring new ideas with colleagues.
If you are keen to understand and enhance your students' learning experience more effectively, why not think about participating in our Student Shadowing project? The Student Shadowing project has been designed to enable you, through a reciprocal arrangement, experience a day in the life of a student.
We also offer an ongoing workshop programme covering a range of topics. Furthermore, you may be interested in seeking funding from our annual Teaching Development Fund to progress some new approaches to teaching.
Some of our other institution-wide projects may be of interest in supporting you to develop or enhance a particular aspect of your learning and teaching. You are welcome to contact us to explore opportunities to participate in these projects.
There are many opportunities, internally and externally, of getting your teaching recognised. We can help you with advice, guidance and support through the following routes:
- national recognition of teaching through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) leading to Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior or Principal Fellowship status
- national recognition of outstanding excellence through the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS)
- promotion through the University's Career Progression and Promotion scheme
- accreditation of your teaching through the University of Bath's Teaching Recognition Scheme (currently under development)
- recognition of your innovative achievements through the University's Teaching Awards
- recognition of your innovative learning and teaching developments through Better@Bath publication and web pages
- support for new innovations through the Teaching Development Fund or the external SEDA funding route