WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry
Senior Teaching Fellow – Software Engineering and Development
£41,526 – £49,553 per annum
Full time, Permanent
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, Thales, Lear, Network Rail and Rolls Royce, resulting in a wide range of delivery to satisfy our broad client base.
We are currently looking for a Teaching Fellow or Senior Teaching Fellow to join our Undergraduate Programmes (UG) Team, in the area of software engineering and development. Please note, this advert is for the Senior Teaching Fellow, if you feel your experience is more suitable for the Teaching Fellow role, please apply using the relevant advert.
You will need a proven academic or professional track record in a field related to software engineering and development, along with experience in teaching Databases, User interface connectivity and real time systems. You will join a rapidly expanding team in the delivery of innovative Degree Apprenticeship programmes, including the established Degree Apprenticeship in Digital Technology Solutions, Applied Engineering Programme, and Dyson Engineering degree apprenticeship programme. The candidate will be working with UG team on different UG courses offered by the WMG.
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. 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.
To undertake high quality teaching and provide academic leadership in the field of Software Engineering and Development to undergraduate qualification levels. This will include supervision of student projects and research students up to doctoral level.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Teaching and Learning Support
• To have academic ownership for modules, design teaching materials and deliver Software Engineering and Development teaching across a range of modules.
• To use appropriate teaching, learning support and assessment methods.
• To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate student projects, field trips and placements, as appropriate.
• To identify areas where current provision is in need of revision and contribute to continuous improvement of mathematics teaching and learning.
• To contribute to the planning, design and development of objectives and resources.
• To set, mark and assess work and examinations and provide timely and worthwhile feedback to students.
• To be able to differentiate tasks set for different ability levels using the appropriate media.
• Where required act as the leader of an element of study (such as a course, module, programme, etc).
• To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
• To teach on and off campus, and overseas at WMGs teaching centres, as required.
Research and Scholarship
• To engage in and apply subject, professional, pedagogic and practitioner research and other scholarly activities and extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and share excellent practice within the teaching team.
• Where appropriate conduct individual or collaborative scholarly projects.
• To develop and produce learning materials and disseminate the results of scholarly activity.
Administration and Other Activities
• To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example may contribute to student recruitment, facilitate outreach work and build relationships for future activities.
• To act as a personal tutor and where necessary be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.
• To undertake specific departmental roles as may be required.
• To engage and attend departmental meetings and to participate, as appropriate, in other committees and working groups within the department, the faculty and the University.
• To participate in relevant professional activities, for example non-teaching CPD.
• Ensure compliance with health and safety in all aspects of work and, where appropriate, undertake risk assessments.
• Where required act as discipline group leader, usually to a limited degree.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
A bachelor degree (2:1) and postgraduate qualification in the area of Software and/or Computer Engineering (a,c)
Essential Criteria 2
Significant proven experience of teaching modern database systems and techniques, including (but not limited to) relational databases, and cloud databases/ NoSQL (a,c)
Essential Criteria 3
Proven experience of teaching software engineering (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 4
The possession of a teaching qualification or HEA accreditation, or willingness to complete Warwick APPTE or seek HEA accreditation when in post (a,c)
Essential Criteria 5
The ability to teach up-to-date principles and standards in application of User Interface design such as the Material Design or Human Interface Guidelines (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 6
An understanding of using agile principles and techniques for software development and the ability to apply these techniques to a teaching environment (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 7
Significant proven experience in design, development and delivery of teaching materials and programmes, including multimedia and online materials (a,c)
Essential Criteria 8
A good understanding of general-purpose Object Orientated Programming languages such as Python/Java/C++ (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 9
Essential Criteria 10
A high level of interpersonal and written and oral communication skills (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 11
The ability to use a range of delivery techniques to enthuse and engage students and familiarity with strategies to promote learning (a,c,d)
Essential Criteria 12
A high level of self-motivation with ability to work as a part of a team and contribute positively to a collegial team environment and to be able to work independently (a,c)
Essential Criteria 13
Strong IT skills / computer literacy knowledge and experience of standard software packages (a,c)
Essential Criteria 14
An understanding of equal opportunity issues as they may impact on areas of teaching (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 1
A doctoral qualification in a field related to Computer Science or Engineering (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 2
An understanding of Automotive control systems (a,c)
Desirable Criteria 3
A deep knowledge of real time operating systems (a,c)
WMG have engaged the services of SearchHigher to manage this recruitment. If you wish to apply for this role, please submit a CV and covering letter directly by email to Kaye Powell, email@example.com or call Kaye for a confidential conversation on 02476528936 as soon as possible.