WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry
Senior Teaching Fellow (Software Development)
£41,526 – £49,553 p/a
Full time, Permanent
Closing date: 25th November 2019
Interviews to be held: 5th December 2019
WMG is a vibrant, cutting-edge research institution at the University of Warwick, providing research, education and knowledge transfer in engineering, manufacturing and technology.
Underpinned by the breadth, depth and quality of its research, WMG offers a wide range of courses at all levels for full time and part time students, and for company-based personnel from companies such as Airbus, Aston Martin, Dyson, JLR, Lear, Network Rail and Rolls Royce, resulting in a wide range of delivery to satisfy our broad client base.
With a proven academic or professional track record in a field related to software engineering, experience of agile software development, and the ability to teach Databases and User interface connectivity, you will join a rapidly expanding team in the delivery of innovative Degree Apprenticeship programmes, including the established Applied Engineering Programme and the forthcoming Dyson programme. Flexibility to contribute across other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes would be a distinct advantage, as well as a willingness to contribute to strategic growth of new programmes as required.
The teaching and learning environment is rapidly evolving, with a distinct shift to a greater level of engagement utilising technology enabled learning and lab-based sessions, as well as more traditional lectures. You will need to demonstrate flexibility to adapt and innovate your approach to teaching and learning to embrace this evolution. You will need a driving licence for this position, as you will be required to teach at locations that are not readily served by public transport. Some overseas teaching may also be required.
This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own professional profile and work as part of a successful team, contributing to the development of its teaching and learning activities. In return we will provide a great range of benefits which include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities.
At WMG we are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
WMG has engaged the services of Search Higher to manage this recruitment. If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter directly by email to Kaye Matthews, Search Higher Recruitment Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible.
To undertake teaching in the field of Software Development to undergraduate and post-qualification levels. This will include supervision of student projects and research students up to doctoral level. There will be some requirement to teach off-campus and possibly overseas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To develop and deliver teaching in the field of Software Development. Teaching activities include lectures, seminars and small group work, including assessment, preparing students for projects, project supervision, marking of presentations and dissertations using appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods in order to support the work of the department and develop and enhance its reputation, internally and externally.
- To identify learning needs of students and define appropriate learning objectives.
- To set, mark and assess both work and examinations; to provide timely feedback to students.
- To contribute to the planning, design, organisation and development of objectives and materials for courses, which includes identifying areas where current provision is in need of revision or improvement.
- To teach overseas at WMG’s teaching centres, as required
- To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
- To supervise student projects and research students up to doctoral level.
- To participate in and develop internal and external networks, contribute to student recruitment, secure student placements, facilitate outreach work and contribute to the identification of sources of funding and the process of securing funds for scholarly activities.
- To undertake any other duties, such as administration and invigilation, as required.
POST TITLE: Senior Teaching Fellow (Software Development)
The post-holder must be able
|ESSENTIAL (E) or
a) Application Form
|A bachelor degree (2:1) and postgraduate qualification in the area of Software and/or Computer Engineering||E||a, c|
|A proven academic or professional track record in the field related to software engineering||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to teach Databases and User interface connectivity||E||a, c, d|
|Experience of Agile software development||E||a, c, d|
|Deep knowledge of real time operating systems||E||a, c, d|
|Possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post||E||a, c|
|High level of self-motivation||E||a, c|
|High level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning||E||a, c, d|
|Ability to work as a part of a team||E||a, c|
|Strong IT skills / computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages||E||a, c|
|Understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching||E||a, c|
|A doctoral qualification in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering||D||a, c|
|Experience of Automotive control systems||D||a, c|
|Experience or ability in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials||D||a, c|