LANCASTER UNIVERSITY

Senior Teaching Associate/Teaching Associate, School of Computing and Communications

Location
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Salary
£28,331 to £40,322 (pro-rata for part time posts)
Posted
18 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2019
Ref
A2803
Contract Type
Fixed Term

School of Computing and Communications

Salary:   £28,331 to £40,322 (pro-rata for part time posts)
Closing Date:   Tuesday 08 October 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed

The School of Computing & Communications (SCC) wishes to appoint four fixed term Senior Teaching Associates / Teaching Associates to assist with delivery and ongoing improvement of lab-based modules on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 

Three posts are available at 0.5fte for a fixed period of 12 months until 30 September 2020 and one full time post for a fixed period of 9 months until 30 June 2020.

You should ideally be available to start in October 2019.

You should be able to demonstrate a strong computer science background and excellence in lab-based teaching at University level.  You should be flexible enough to contribute to teaching across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  You will have strong programming, and computational problem solving and software design skills. Additional duties include supporting marking and assessment of coursework, contributing to curriculum development where appropriate, supporting students with exam preparation and revision techniques, and participating in teaching reviews and quality assurance processes.

We are particularly looking for candidates who are passionate about creating an outstanding lab-based learning environment.Duties will be chosen based on specialist background, but are likely to include an emphasis on introductory programming and systems.  Particularly desirable specialist knowledge areas include cyber-security, applied machine learning and data mining, intelligent video analytics, natural language processing and artificial intelligence, autonomous learning and dynamically evolving self-learning systems.

One of the posts is supported by Lancaster’s widening participation funding as part of the new Lancaster Success Programme (LSP), hence we are looking for candidates who have experience of developing initiatives to support students from groups who are typically under-represented in higher education and candidates who have an understanding of the barriers and challenges faced by students from diverse backgrounds.

The School is committed to excellent research-led and problem focused student learning.  This has been recognised by our recent institutional award of TEF Gold, and being noted in the UK for graduate prospects in computer science by the Times and Sunday Times University Guide for the third year running.  SCC at Lancaster is noted for its balanced blend of hands-on practice (labs) and theory (lectures & workshops).  We believe in a continuous process of teaching quality improvement and innovation (e.g. our award-winning studio-based approach to teaching software engineering).

We offer a range of degrees, including Computer Science, Software Engineering and joint degrees at undergraduate level, and MScs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security at postgraduate level. The School maintains a good staff student ratio:  we’re currently home to around 60 academic staff, 40 postdoctoral research staff, 120 PhD students and a combined undergraduate and taught Masters student population of about 800.

Informal enquiries can be directed to the Undergraduate Director of Studies, Dr Paul Rayson (p.rayson@lancaster.ac.uk).  More information about the School can be found at www.lancaster.ac.uk/scc. We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.