DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY

Early Career Academic Fellow - Creativity in the Digital Age - Computer Science 

Location
Leicester, Leicestershire (GB)
Salary
Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Posted
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Early Career Academic Fellow - Creativity in the Digital Age - Computer Science 
Reference: T-60468498-02 
Faculty of Technology
Salary Info: Grade F £ 34,189 - £ 37,345
Contract Type: Fixed Term , Full-time

De Montfort University (DMU) is an ambitious, truly globally-minded institution with a strong focus on delivering quality across all aspects of its offer. We achieved a Gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017 and have just been named the first-ever University of the Year for Social Inclusion in The Sunday Times Good University Guide for 2019. 

DMU has also been designated as a Global Hub for Sustainable Development Goal 16 - the first university to be chosen as such. Our new Strategic Plan, which sets out our mission, values and strategic aims over the next five years, has been crafted in line with the United Nations' 17 SDGs, or Global Goals. 

Faculty / Directorate  
The School of Computer Science and Informatics is based within the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Media. It offers a wide range of courses to other undergraduates and postgraduates in line with emergent demand and the nature of these fast-moving, competitive disciplines. We have a solid track record of ground-breaking research and in REF2014, nearly 60% of the School's research was considered to be world leading or internationally excellent. As a subject Computer Science is ranked 309/500 in the Shanghai Ranking of Universities. Alongside the university as a whole, we have huge ambitions for the future in terms of our offering to students and the quality and scale of our research. 

Excellent teaching is at the heart of our commitment to professional, creative and vocational education. Our passionate and enthusiastic lecturers have earned 18 National Teaching Fellowships, making DMU one of the top universities in the UK on this measure of teaching excellence evidenced by its TEF Gold ranking. It is our goal to become the leading provider of professional and creative education with research that pushes boundaries and improves lives. We wish to attract more talented, professional and creative academics to our campus and through the ECAF scheme ensure a well supported transition for early career academics to join us in the start of their academic careers. 

Role  
We are looking for talented new Early Career Academic Fellows (ECAF). The scheme is for outstanding individuals who would like to develop an academic career. These are 'tenure track' positions and, subject to sufficient progress being made during the first year, each ECAF will be appointed to a permanent academic VC2020 lectureship. 

Applicants will be expected to teach within a wide portfolio of topics relating to Computer Science and its creative application in a digital world. Topics include Programming (C, C++), Computer Games Programming, Intelligent Systems, Robotics, Computer Vision or related disciplines within our undergraduate and postgraduate portfolio. 

You will have some expertise and experience in teaching in the higher education and we would support the successful candidate in developing their pedagogic skills and delivery through our training programmes. You will have a degree and a PhD in Computer Science, Computing, Computational Sciences, Engineering with a track-record on research relating to creativity in the digital age that links with our existing research institutes. 

Ideal Candidate 
Candidates should be at the beginning of their careers and outstanding in their chosen field. They must hold a doctoral degree or exhibit exceptional practice-based experience, with the potential to become a future academic leader. Appointees will focus on establishing an academic profile through participation in appropriate teaching and learning activities, as well as further developing their research profile or practice. They will participate in a mentoring scheme and have access to professional development opportunities. 

The closing date is 3 December 2018 and applications will be reviewed regularly to give every opportunity for all applications to be thoroughly considered. 

Candidates should submit a Curriculum Vitae (CV) with their application, which includes their research publications. Please use the Personal Statement section of the application to outline how your area of research aligns to Creativity in the Digital Age. 

If you would like to discuss this opportunity or require any further information please contact Contact: Helge Janicke (Head of School, Computer Science and Informatics) heljanic@dmu.ac.uk or Ferrante Neri (Associate Head of School, Computer Science and Informatics) 

Closing Date - 3 December 2018