Post Title: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing
Post No: A1124
Salary Grade: Lecturer £33,797 – £37,345 or Senior Lecturer £39,152 – £49,553 per annum
School: School of Business & Technology
Subject Area: Technical & Applied Computing
Base Location: Park Campus
FTE: 1.0 FTE 37 Hours per week
The University of Gloucestershire is looking to appoint a new member of staff in the Technical and Applied Computing subject area to join our dynamic, successful and expanding community. Located at the beautiful Park Campus in Cheltenham, the University is investing heavily in staff and cyber computing facilities.
The Technical and Applied Computing subject area is part of the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Business & Technology which is developing its range of courses and we have an opportunity for a talented individual with a real flair for teaching and research to join the team. A key focus for the University is preparing students for their future career ensuring that they have the technical and personal skills to succeed.
We are looking for applications from Computing specialists who will ideally have experience of teaching in Higher Education and have an interest in the research and development of current technologies. The applicant should have skills in programming, systems development, database design, networking and knowledge of digital forensics would be an advantage. Demonstrable high level of technical skills and excellence in the use of Windows and Linux-based operating systems is also required. Recent industry knowledge and enthusiasm to promote exciting digital learning experiences in the classroom would be an advantage. The appointee will need to have excellent communication skills and demonstrable success when working in a team environment. The appointee will have the opportunity to contribute to the growing portfolio of undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship courses, taking on module leadership role where appropriate. This also offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the continuing development of the Technical & Applied Computing subject area and its primary aim to deliver excellent courses with
graduates that have highly sought after technical skills and knowledge.
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer posts are similar in that they involve a mix of teaching, research, knowledge exchange, commercial work and educational management. A Senior Lecturer post is progressively differentiated from the Lecturer grade by the requirement to engage in higher levels of educational management, research and/or income generating activity. Senior Lecturer posts will require significant responsibility in areas including course leadership, quality assurance, project management, staff development, Knowledge Exchange work, academic development, external relations, marketing, student recruitment, research and commercial business development.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Responsible to: Academic Subject Leader Technical & Applied Computing (Line Manager)
1. Primary Functions:
1.1 To provide subject knowledge in Computing and technology.
1.2 To teach Computing subjects on a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
1.3 To assist in the development of and to teach other areas of undergraduate and postgraduate provision as required
1.4 The supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations and research projects
1.5 To visit students on industrial placement
1.6 To assist in the promotion of Computing in the School and the University at Open Days
and other public events.
1.7 To undertake, and contribute to, high quality research in order to contribute to the
School and University research profile
1.8 To undertake all administrative duties as required to complete the above duties.
1.9 To work evenings and occasionally weekends as required to fulfil the duties.
2. Secondary Functions:
2.1 To assist in the development and delivery of consultancy, knowledge exchange and
other commercial activities
2.2 To contribute to the development and delivery of short courses
2.3 To broaden skills across the provision within the School in order to provide support when necessary.
2.4 To contribute to any other income generation activities.
2.5 To undertake any other duties and responsibilities, commensurate with the grade of the post, properly directed by the line manager. These variations will not change the general character of the post or the level of responsibility entailed.
To make an application for the role, please send a CV and Cover Letter to Chris Boote at email@example.com. A full person specification can be supplied upon request and will be shared during the application process.