Lecturer in Applied Informatics

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh (GB)
£42,155 - £51,805 per annum
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
30 Oct 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Job title: Lecturer in Applied Informatics – Part Time (0.5 FTE), Fixed Term (24 months)

Job reference: 0000018355

Date posted: 23/09/2022

Application closing date: 30/10/2022

Salary: Grade 6 £42,155 - £51,805 per annum

Package: Excellent Benefits Package

Basis: Part Time

Job description
Build your academic career in Informatics with Edinburgh Napier University.

Edinburgh Napier University is the ‘#1 Modern University in Scotland’. An innovative, learner centric university with a modern and fresh outlook, Edinburgh Napier is ambitious, inclusive in its ethos and applied in its approach.

The School of Computing, Engineering & the Built Environment have over 200 academics, 3,100 campus-based students, and deliver programmes with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Chartered Institute of Building and other accreditation bodies. We have excellent computing, engineering, and construction lab facilities. The school is embarking on a major development in the area of Industry 4.0, bringing together computer science, engineering, mathematics, and construction technology. The School has one of the UK's largest computer science departments and it houses leading UK research centres in transport policy and sustainable construction. The School is based in the lively and exciting Merchiston area at the heart of Edinburgh, Scotland's inspiring capital.

The latest UK national research assessment, REF 2021, places our Computer Science research in the top-30 in the whole UK and 3rd best in Scotland (both in power ranking). In terms of research impact 100% of our work achieved the highest rating (4*), a performance achieved only by six other universities in the whole UK.  According to the REF 2021 Edinburgh Napier University is the top ranking Scottish modern university for both research power and research impact.

The University’s improved research power rating will now see our research funding increase as we take significant strides to grow our reputation as a research-focused institution as well as a teaching one.  We are confident that we are well on our way to establishing ourselves as one of the UK’s world-leading universities in research.

This is a great opportunity for an academic with expertise in Informatics or related fields to join the Centre for Social Informatics research group where you can add to the work of the experienced team exploring eGovernment, Information Science, Information Society and Social Informatics.  With 30% allocation for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and emerging areas of informatics.  

The Lecturer in Informatics will contribute to and build programmes and modules to support the expansion of the School’s teaching portfolio, meeting the demand for skilled graduates and postgraduates. You will also actively contribute to our existing portfolio of information systems degrees.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a cross-disciplinary manner in applied research and in the development of teaching to enhance employability of our graduates. You will have the opportunity to expand your industry connections through our existing networks and by visiting students on one-year industry placements and on our employer-based Graduate Apprentice programme.

Further information about Edinburgh Napier University can be found here.

The Role

As an academic joining us as a lecturer you will be a member of our Centre for Social Informatics with:

  • A research allowance of 30% of your time to build your research.
  • Access to our staff development budget for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive research training and development through our Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • You will also study towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Support for grant applications from colleagues in the school and the university.
  • Join a PhD student supervisory team.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of a teaching specialisation.
  • A level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including international/ national standing, a developing research track record of high-quality outputs, external income generation, and academic leadership

If you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity, please click here to view the role profile.

Benefits We Offer

Salary: Grade 6 £42,155 - £51,805 per annum

Further information about our benefits can be found here.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date: Sunday 30 October

Interview date: TBC

Please note, interviews will be held face to face where possible.

Edinburgh Napier is committed to creating an environment where everyone feels proud, confident, challenged and supported and are holders of Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Diversity Champion status. Please see here for more information.

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