BIRMINGHAM CITY UNIVERSITY

Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£30,831 to £33,512 per annum
Posted
09 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Apr 2020
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Lecturer in Computer Science

School of Computing and Digital Technology
Location:  Birmingham, England
Salary:   £30,831 to £33,512 per annum 
Closing Date:  Wednesday 01 April 2020
Interview Date:  To be confirmed 
Reference:  022020-79


Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to work right in the heart of the city and we currently have an exciting opportunity for a member of staff to join our dynamic team. We have invested £340 million in our campuses and facilities, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus and a £41 million extension at our City South Campus with specialist laboratories for our new courses in sport and life sciences. 

Birmingham City University has a thriving Computer Science student culture with hundreds of students actively engaged in studying a number of Computer and Data Science Degrees: BSc (Hons) Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Computer and Data Science, MSc Advanced Computer Science, and MSc Big Data Analytics

THE JOB
To support the design, development and production of learning and teaching material and deliver either across a range of modules or within a subject area. Ensure the efficient delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching

  • Teach as a member of a teaching team within an established programme of study.
  • Teach in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures, ensuring content, methods of delivery and learning materials meet the defined learning objectives for individual teaching sessions.
  • Develop own teaching materials, methods and approaches taking into account established or agreed practices where necessary.
  • Supervise the work of students, provide advice on study skills and help them with learning problems.
  • Set and mark assignments and set examination questions as well as assessing the work and progress of students by reference to defined criteria and provide constructive feedback to students.
  • Seek ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.
  • Supervise student projects under guidance and supervision.

Research, enterprise and scholarship

  • Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills.
  • Conduct research of high quality as part of the Data Analytics & Artificial Intelligence (DAAI) research group.
  • Engage in enterprise activities that lead to industrial collaboration.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Educated to an Honours or a Masters degree level or equivalent in Computer Science or a related subject such as Software Engineering or Data Science.
  • Willingness to study for a PhD or equivalent.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to persuade, influence and negotiate.
  • Strong report writing and presentation skills.

Desirable

  • PhD Holder or near completion of a PhD.

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success. The University has an enviable reputation for providing quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment. Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates. 

We put £270 million into the regional economy and support thousands of jobs in the area. We're investing £260 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our city centre campus at Eastside, providing students with an enviable range of facilities. The Complete University Guide ranked us as a top 30 UK university for spending on facilities in 2015.

To apply for this position, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV.  Candidates are advised to remove personal information, including name, to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.
Closing date for advert and applications is 01 April 2020

Further details:

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

Birmingham City University are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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