Director of Academic Quality

IU, the largest university in Germany, offers personalised higher education programmes across all formats – online, blended and on-campus. Key to its success has been the development of over 6,000 corporate partnerships, providing dual study and upskilling programmes, supporting organisations to educate their employees for the digital age.

Whilst it is the largest provider of higher education in Germany, with considerable reach across Germany, Austria and Switzerland, since 2021 IU has grown significantly beyond German-speaking countries. It now hosts over 10,000 international students, bringing together the best of edtech with mainstream higher education. This is the first step to IU becoming a global HE provider of choice, with a targeted presence planned in the UK.

IU’s college in London has been established to provide UK accredited hybrid and online programmes in business and management, data and IT, and engineering. The College’s Principal and Registrar have been appointed and now the senior team is being expanded in parallel with the OfS accreditation process.

The Director of Academic Quality will lead the development and delivery of the academic and the learning and teaching strategies of the College, providing an excellent student experience in line with strategic KPIs and external metrics (such as TEF). They will provide strategic and operational leadership, assuring the quality of academic programmes, and they will lead the delivery of the College’s commitments through its registration and NDAP process. The post holder will work collaboratively and authoritatively with academic staff in Germany, including on the provision of training and guidance, together with building their own UK team.

Applicants will be able to demonstrate academic credibility and expertise in leading on teaching and learning and quality assurance; a good understanding of the Teaching Excellence Framework; a demonstrable commitment to widening participation; and the ability to gain positive outcomes for student achievement, retention, progression and employability.

Applications must include a full CV and a letter of application setting out your interest in the role and details of how your knowledge, skills and experience match the essential criteria (no more than two pages).

Please send applications to IU-quality@networkedpeople.com – the closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Monday 27th March 2023.