KINGS COLLEGE LONDON

Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Education

Location
London (Greater) (GB)
Salary
£56,060 to £64,405 per annum
Posted
25 Mar 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2021
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Department of Informatics is seeking applications from candidates for the position of Senior Lecturer in Computer Science on the Academic Education Pathway (AEP), starting in Summer 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful applicant for this post will be primarily focused on leadership in, and delivery of, teaching in the area of computer science and/or artificial intelligence, with a focus on enhancing educational quality and innovation across undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes, and will supervise undergraduate and postgraduate projects on these programmes. In line with the Faculty Education Innovation Framework, the successful applicant will identify and lead initiatives, carrying out and evaluating activity to strengthen teaching on existing programmes and new strategically relevant developments. We envisage an Education 'Hub' to provide a focal point for this, alongside our existing cross-cutting hubs in other discipline areas.

Applicants must have a PhD in computer science or a related field and appropriate disciplinary experience to support curriculum development, delivery of disciplinary teaching and supervision of student research projects and should therefore demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current research and practice in an area relevant to computer science and/or artificial intelligence.

The successful applicant will be part of the Department of Informatics and will be expected to contribute to its wider activities and development. The AEP framework provides reward and recognition for research and scholarship related to computer science education and which improves research-led teaching across taught-programmes. The applicant will therefore be supported to develop internal and external networks for evaluation and dissemination of practice.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and the Department is proud of its friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Informatics is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position. 

For further information about the Department of Informatics at King's, please see https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/overview.pdf.

This post will be offered on a full-time, indefinite contract.

Key responsibilities

  • make a significant contribution to the teaching, examining and project supervision of students in the Department of Informatics.
  • act as personal tutor to students as agreed with the Head of Department, assist with difficulties, e.g. learning support/problems and be responsible for the pastoral care of students
  • establish and disseminate innovative teaching practice in the department.
  • contribute fully and conscientiously to administrative tasks in the department
  • lead the development of new educational initiatives
  • actively participate in the development of new programme designs and teaching initiatives (including degrees, CPD, summer schools, collection of modules and distance learning)
  • provide support for junior colleagues, including mentoring and PDR reviewing.
  • undertake any other reasonable duties that may be requested by the Head of Department.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

Essential criteria

1.       Qualifications

           i. PhD in computer science, or related field  

2.    Teaching

         i. Broad experience in teaching and examining computer science or artificial intelligence related topics at MSc and Undergraduate level

         ii. A track record of delivery in distance learning or online teaching

3.      Education Leadership

          i. Track record of initiating and leading creative teaching methods

          ii. Evidence of development of new programmes, modules or educational activities

4.     Academic Administration

          i. Track record of significant leadership of administrative work

          ii. Ability to collaboratively engage with different stakeholders (e.g., the student body through staff/student liaison or Students' Union, or outside organisations linked with the Department)

Desirable criteria

1. Experience of creative approaches to assessment

2. Presentations at UK HEIs, and national conference

3. Experience with supporting junior colleagues

4. Research experience in computer science education or related subject, evidenced by publications in appropriate journals

Further information

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview. Presentations are provisionally scheduled to be held on 19 May 2021. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 20 May 2021. Scheduling will be confirmed once shortlisting has taken place. Presentations and interviews are subject to pandemic constraints and may be held online.

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