Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Software Engineering

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£37,467 – £65,573 per annum
Sep 06, 2021
End of advertisement period
Oct 04, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Application closing date 04/10/2021
Salary Lecturer: £37,467 – £51,799 per annum Senior Lecturer: £53,348 - £61,818 per annum Reader: £60,022 – £65,573 per annum
Job category/type Academic

Job description

Would you like to work in a vibrant and highly stimulating environment and get involved in research and development, demonstrate and enhance innovative technologies that empower and support the rapidly evolving digital world?

The School of EEECS is currently seeking to appoint a number of exceptional candidates to the post of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Software Engineering.

The successful candidate will develop, lead and sustain research in Software Engineering and deliver an excellent student experience via research led teaching and assessment. You will concentrate on the development of research led teaching in Software Engineering taught programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level (e.g. BSc/BEng Software Engineering and MSc Software Development).

This is truly an exciting time to join Queens University Belfast and be part of some of the University’s illustrious collaborations with industry including Belfast Regional City Deal’s Global Innovation Institute (GII).

You will have the opportunity to develop and deliver content that will not only promote positive societal impact but also innovation and emerging technical skills in your teaching area, which are industry led and focussed on employability skills.

The successful candidates must have, and you should clearly demonstrate this in your CV/Cover letter or application form:

  • PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or closely related discipline.
  • High quality research (commensurate with career stage) in Software Engineering for:
    • Cloud, Fog and Edge computing;
    • Software Engineering for AI/ML systems; or
    • Human centric software engineering,
    • (as evidenced by verifiable involvement in the generation of milestone papers in leading conferences and journals, noteworthy demonstrators or internationally leading capability or major funding initiatives).
  • Evidence of independent contribution in research projects and outputs and potential to establish an independent sustainable research program.
  • Candidates at Reader level are expected to demonstrate an internationally excellent research standing and ability to lead research initiatives.
  • A strong track record of research income earned via competitive means of funding as Principal Investigators (for candidates at Senior Lecturer or Reader), or evidence of potential to secure research income (for candidates at the Lecturer grade).
  • Ability to form and manage a sizeable research group, including a track record of post-graduate student and post-doctoral staff supervision (for candidates at the Senior Lecturer/Reader grade).
  • Teaching experience commensurate with career stage, this can include, but is not limited to, undergraduate or postgraduate teaching, assessment, and/or industrial training activities.
  • For candidates at the grade of Senior Lecturer / Reader, a strong track record of leadership, demonstrated as evidence of major initiatives that significantly improved education, research or administrative processes.

*Please note the above are not an exhaustive list*. For further information about the role including the essential and desirable criteria, please refer to the Candidate Information.

For more information about the School of EEECS/GII please visit: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/eeecs/

Queen’s University Belfast is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to equality of opportunity, fair participation and welcomes applications from all. However, our Fair Employment Equality Monitoring data tells us that individuals from Protestant backgrounds are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications for this role from individuals who identify with these backgrounds and / or communities.

For further information on our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our work in relation to Gender Equality (Athena SWAN), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Workplace Equality Index), Disability and Race (Race Equality Charter) please visit: www.qub.ac.uk/diversity and/or www.qub.ac.uk/qgi
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