Lecturer in Digital Systems

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£37,505 to £40,766 per annum
27 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
14 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Lecturer in Digital Systems
School of Computing and Digital Technology
Location:     City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary:     £37,505 to £40,766 per annum
Closing Date:     Sunday 14 February 2021
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     012021-14

We invite applications to join our integrated teaching and research teams in the Department of Digital Transformation. For this role we are particularly seeking applicants who bring skills in change management, technology innovation, systems design and process modelling.  Ideally, this will include experience in an industry setting. Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham City Centre, the School of Computing and Digital Technology is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments.

Our growing teams are teaching, exploring and practising in some of the most exciting areas in the field of computing and the realisation of digital transformation in small and large enterprises.  Our research groups include, digital media technology, cybersecurity and digital forensics; data science and big data analytics; and socio-technical systems who specialise in technology adoption, IT strategy, digital systems change management, design thinking and process optimisation.

We are a practice-based school, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving market for computer skills by partnering with local and global enterprise in areas such as smart cities, medical applications, the media production industry, and IoT applications. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture, where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • adapting and developing teaching materials;
  • managing learner cohorts;
  • teaching as a member of the Digital Transformation team in a variety of settings from small group tutorials to large lectures;
  • ensuring the efficient delivery of teaching programmes in accordance with the University’s strategy, policy and procedures;
  • setting and marking of assessments and provide constructive feedback to students;
  • seeking ways of improving performance by reflecting on teaching design and delivery and obtaining and analysing feedback.

Skills and Experience 


  • Hold a PhD in information systems or a related applied computing subject, or equivalent industry experience;
  • Excellent working knowledge of systems design with a strong technical background in at least one of the following: UML, BPMN, DSDM, process optimisation, socio-technical systems, change management, IT innovation;
  • Applicants should have demonstrated excellent teaching in higher education or have presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting;
  • A demonstrable track record in applied research or practical industry experience of digital systems change.
  • Excellent team working and communication skills.


  • Relevant teaching experience, with preferred experience in delivery of undergraduate programmes;
  • Eligible for Fellow status under the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Standards Framework;
  • Experience of designing, developing or implementing systems in an industry context;
  • Have a strong record of research and research publications;
  • A proven record of attracting research funding and partnering across their areas of practice.

For an informal discussion of the post, please contact Prof Sharon Cox by email at

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.

Our staff and student community is defined by our core values, which outline who we are as a University and how we will work with each other. Our core values are Excellence, People focused, Partnership working and Fairness and integrity.

To apply for this role, please complete the online application and upload a copy of your CV.  We advise that candidates remove any personal information including name to ensure a fair and transparent recruitment process.

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds. 

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