Lecturer in Computer Science (Software Engineering)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£40,927 to £50,296 per annum - Grade 6
16 May 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Edinburgh Napier University’s Schools of Computing and Engineering & the Built Environment have around 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Chartered Institute of Building and others. We have excellent computing, engineering and construction lab facilities based in the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring capital.

We currently have an opportunity available for an academic or researcher with expertise in Software Engineering or related fields to join the Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence research groups where you can add to the work of the experienced team.

The Role:

As a lecturer, you will be a member of our Software Engineering Technology subject group with:

  • A research allowance of at least 30% of your time to build your research – which can be increased further through external funding.
  • Support for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive training and development opportunities through our Human Resources (HR) and Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • Support for grant applications and post-award running of grants from professional services colleagues and the RIE.
  • Opportunities to lead and join PhD student supervisory teams.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the leadership of the research group.

This post will also give you the opportunity to explore Cloud and Edge-based Software Systems, Software Architecture, Formal Software Engineering, Program Comprehension, Software Visualisation, Theory of Programming Languages, Agile SE, Empirical SE, Service and Cloud Computing, Applications of AI in SE and Human Factors in Software Systems. With 30% time allocation for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and emerging areas of software engineering, deliver excellent quality research papers and secure substantial external research funding.

There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and developing your network, a range of development opportunities, as well as mentorship by a Professor as we will aim to have you quickly join a PhD student supervisory team.

If you do not have membership of the Higher Education Academy's professional membership scheme, you will be expected to study towards a PGCert in Teaching and Learning supported by the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement (DLTE), or to gain membership through another route.

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Who we are looking for:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Excellent track record of research publications appropriate for the career stage.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in one or more of the areas mentioned above to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programmes.
  • Relevant teaching experience appropriate for the career stage.
  • Commitment to face to face, blended, and online teaching for both on-campus and off-campus delivery in UK and overseas

Benefits we offer:

Competitive salary and minimum 41 days annual leave, with excellent benefits including our generous pension scheme (Employer contribution of 23% - Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme).

Additional Information:

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per annum - Grade 6

Application closing date: 5th June 2022 at 11.59pm 

Interview date: Week commencing 20th June 2022

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here