Lecturer in Humanistic Computing Education

London (Greater) (GB)
£38,826 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
14 Jun 2022
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2022
Academic Discipline
Arts & Humanities
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Job description

The Department of Digital Humanities is seeking to appoint one Lecturer in Humanistic and Social Computing (Academic Education Pathway). The post holder will contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching across our degrees including the MA Digital Culture and Society, MA Digital Asset and Media Management, MA Big Data & Society, and the BA Digital Culture. The post holder will have a sound knowledge of the key concepts, theories, debates and challenges in digital cultures, with experience of teaching both theory and practice and a good understanding of academic writing and academic research methods linked to the digital. A focus on social and humanistic computing, critical HCI, critical and sustainable design is particularly welcome. A focus on social and humanistic computing, critical HCI, critical and sustainable design is particularly welcome.   


The post-holder will also take on administrative roles related to the coordination of student projects that require internal and external partnerships, and the development of internship and career offerings in collaboration with relevant parties.


The post-holder will make a significant contribution to organising, delivering, and administering research-informed teaching to the highest professional standards at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including designing learning materials, convening modules, lecturing, seminar teaching, and providing formative and summative feedback. Post-holders will supervise dissertations at all levels, and undertake examining as required. They will also undertake pastoral and administrative duties, including personal tutoring and contribution to Departmental, Faculty and University administration.


This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract until 31st December 2024.


Key responsibilities 

  • Be accountable for the delivery of high quality teaching to students online and face-to-face 
  • Develop / improve teaching materials, reading lists, and where appropriate, interactive and practice led activities
  • Create online lectures and seminars and make teaching material available through the learning system
  • Assist in the preparation and assessment of assignments for core and optional modules
  • Undertake the marking of coursework assignments and dissertations for core and optional modules
  • Undertake dissertation supervision of BA and MA students
  • Plan and manage own teaching
  • Contribute to collaborative decision making with colleagues on academic content and assessment of students' work
  • Evaluate current provision and identify areas for improvement particularly around student feedback
  • Collaborate with the team in ensuring that students’ needs are identified and responded to in a timely fashion
  • Respond to student feedback and to the further improvement and strategic development of Programmes and modules
  • Stay up to date with scholarship in the field in order to incorporate into teaching practice and contribute to teaching innovation
  • Identify opportunities for the development of new teaching lectures or exercises (or if need be modules) in your area of expertise and contribute fully to the development of such ideas
  • Develop internal networks and external networks that foster collaboration and contribute to the management of teaching and research quality, audit and other external assessments
  • Contribute to research in the Department through either working on a research proposal with a member of academic staff or through contributing to a research project led by an academic member of staff
  • Make an appropriate contribution to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), and share the Faculty’s ethos whereby staff are committed to translating their research into outstanding teaching and student care
  • Provide pastoral care for students
  • Assist with admission of future students
  • Undertake administrative roles as required
  • Engage in professional development as appropriate

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

•       PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent qualification or work experience in a relevant sector 

•       An excellent understanding of critical design, user research, and HCI from a humanistic perspective 

•       The ability to teach existing modules in user research and HCI, and develop new ones in similar topics, at both UG and PGT level 

•       Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary teaching and learning approaches in higher education 

•       Demonstrated ability to enthuse students with innovative teaching methods 

•       A track record in developing learning materials and in pedagogic innovation  

•       Experience of teaching and student supervision at all levels and for a multi-cultural audience 

•       Experience of effective assessment, marking, and provision of feedback to students 


Desirable criteria

•       Teaching qualification in higher education

•       Experience of online teaching

•       Work experience relevant to the field

•       A developing track record of publications in the area of humanistic and social computing

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