Doctoral Fellow, Computer Science

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£33,797 – £35,845 per annum
12 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
10 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date: 10/11/2020
Salary: £33,797 – £35,845 per annum
Job category/type: Academic

Job description

These newly created, two-year posts aim to provide an opportunity for development for those wishing to progress to academic lectureship.

Having already demonstrated the potential to generate high quality research, this 2-year opportunity will be a blend of both practical on the job teaching and research experience championed by dedicated mentorship and support from Senior Academics within the School of EEECS.

The Role

The expectation is that the role involves teaching a range of modules under the supervision of the programme lead, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The role will also offer experience in supervising both undergraduate and postgraduate student projects while contributing to the evolvement of connected learning tools and widening participation activities within the School. This role as a pathway to a Research and Education lectureship will see successful candidates continuing to undertake an active research portfolio in Computer Science aimed at developing high quality impactful outputs in the coming years.

Applications are welcomed from any Computer Science discipline aligned with the School’s Research Themes; in particular, areas such as artificial intelligence, data analysis and cyber security (software). Preference will be given to applicants who can contribute to the teaching of Computer Science through digital learning for our education provision.

The successful candidates must have:

  • 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, specifically, areas relating to artificial intelligence, data analysis and cyber security (software) or closely related discipline.
  • Hold or be about to obtain a PhD in Computer Science, specifically, areas relating to artificial intelligence, data analysis and cyber security (software) or closely related discipline.
  • Publication record in peer reviewed/referred journals or invited presentations that are REF returnable at international level commensurate with stage of career.
  • Evidence of high-quality research in a relevant field of Computer Science commensurate with stage of academic career.  Specifically, in areas of artificial intelligence, data analysis and cyber security (software).
  • Evidenced ability to support the delivery of modules through innovative teaching and assessment methods within the School’s Computer Science education portfolio, especially within the areas of artificial intelligence, data analysis and cyber security (software)

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking ‘apply’. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team via email resourcing@qub.ac.uk.

Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential.

We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative, which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of EEECS holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff.

We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (Innovate UK), 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019).

Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and most affordable cities in the UK. There is an excellent range of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding. 

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.

As you may be aware, Queen’s is recognised as one of the most diverse organisations in Northern Ireland. We are committed to ensuring our workplace is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place to work, which is why we subscribe to Equality Charter Marks such as Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, Diversity Charter Mark NI and Athena SWAN.

It is also why we have established award winning Staff Networks such as PRISM and iRise. These networks provide an opportunity for staff to meet in a friendly, informal way to support each other. More details on all our networks can be found here.

Candidate Information

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr John McAllister via email to jp.mcallister@qub.ac.uk

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