Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Computer Science University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science United Kingdom

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Full Time/Part Time Full Time


Post is open to: External and internal candidates


Grade8


Salary Full time starting salary is normally in the range £40,792 to £48,677. With potential progression once in post to £54,765 a year


Full time starting salary is normally in the range £50,132 to £58,089. With potential progression once in post to £75,744 a year.


Additional InformationFor further information, or to discuss the role, please contact:


• Professor Andrew Howes (Head of School) hos@cs.bham.ac.uk or
• Hayley Yarnell (School Operations Manager) H.Yarnell@bham.ac.uk.

 

There is no set closing date, the panel will review applications on a regular basis and invite candidates to interview at bi monthly interviews.

 

Terms and ConditionsAcademic Teaching Staff. (non-clinical)


Job PurposeThe School of Computer Science at University of Birmingham seeks to recruit outstanding computer scientists. Its areas of strengths are in artificial intelligence, cyber-security, human-centred computing, and theory. The School also has strengths in interdisciplinary research with social sciences, the humanities, life sciences and medicine and is therefore keen to support joint appointments with other schools. Applicants must state which of the school’s areas of strengths they are interested in. Inter-disciplinary candidates should also state which other discipline is relevant. We are particularly interested in computational neuroscience, biomedical modelling, data science, and behavioural science.

 

To create and disseminate knowledge through initiating and conducting international-quality original research, through publication and by seeking external funding, and through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in computer security and computer science.

 

To contribute to the School’s administration through management, leadership and enterprise activities, and assist in Offer Holder Days, Open Days and other School events.
Person SpecificationPerson specification (Lecturer)


• Normally, a higher degree (usually PhD) in computer science, engineering, mathematics or a closely related field, or equivalent qualifications or experience,
• Significant research experience and scholarship,
• Evidence of the ability to attract PhD students, to secure external grants from research councils, academic charities or industries, or to consult and work with industry is desirable. A demonstrated ability to balance long-term fundamental research with short-term applied projects would be beneficial

 

Research

• A growing international research record in computer science (or related inter-disciplinary areas), evident from publications in leading international conferences and journals, is required,
• Experience and achievement reflected in a growing international reputation,
• Experience and demonstrated success in planning, undertaking and project managing research to deliver high quality results,
• Extensive experience of applying and/or developing and devising successful models, techniques and methods,
• Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and/or similar activities

 

Teaching and learning

• Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes
• Experience in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching, and advising colleagues
• Experience and success in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability

 

Management and Administration

• Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
• Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
• Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

 

SENIOR LECTURER

Demonstrated competence in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration; and excellence in at least two of these areas.

 

• Normally, a higher degree (usually PhD) in computer science, mathematics or a closely related field, or equivalent qualifications or experience
• Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within computer security
• Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning/ research
• Evidence of the ability to attract PhD students, to secure external grants from research councils, academic charities or industries, or to consult and work with industry is desirable. A demonstrated ability to balance long-term fundamental research with short-term applied projects would be beneficial.

 

Research

High level peer esteem as evidenced by:
• Excellent reputation in the UK and often internationally, reflected in sustained high quality output, level of innovation, impact on subject and recognition
• An excellent and sustained record of peer reviewed research publications
• Successful and sustained supervision of doctoral students to completion
• Substantial and sustained research income generation, e.g. through research grants, contracts, research consultancy or other external funding
• Sustained high value impact knowledge transfer and enterprise that is of manifest benefit to the College and University


Teaching and learning

• High national reputation for the development of teaching and learning excellence within the discipline
• Successful and sustained use of a range of appropriate teaching methods, and assessment strategies that promote high quality learning, including learning that is flexible, distinctive and current and stimulates learners’ natural curiosity
• Significant and sustained contribution to one or more of the following: strategic development of new programmes; approaches to learning; the development of learning resources
• High quality and sustained contributions to fostering excellence in teaching activities more widely, i.e. in the Department/School or College and/or externally
• Track record of substantial and sustained high value impact on the enhancement of the student experience, and/or employability
• Mentoring/expert advice which develops the skills of colleagues in teaching and in fostering learning

 

Management and administration

• Successful and sustained performance in significant administrative/managerial role(s)
• Significant and sustained high quality innovative contributions to the management/administration of the Department/School/College or University
• Successful and sustained contribution to the corporate life of the School/College/University, displaying willingness to contribute actively to committees, collaborative teaching and administrative tasks


Closing Date1 Jul 2019


A full job description is available in PDF formathttp://www.download.bham.ac.uk/vacancies/jd/59708.pdf


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