Lecturer in Computing

Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
£39,605 to £43,048 per annum
23 Jan 2023
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2023
Contract Type

School of Computing and Digital Technology

Location:  City Centre Campus (Millennium Point)
Salary:  £39,605 to £43,048 per annum
Posted On: Monday 23 January 2023
Closing Date: Sunday 19 February 2023
Reference: 012023-14

The School of Computing and Digital Technology is seeking a Lecturer in Computing to join the Department of Digital Transformation at a key stage of its growth.  The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing success of the department, its staff, and students. The Department works closely with industry partners and aims to provide students with outstanding practical experience through industry-focused, research-led provision, extending flipped learning to create innovative learning experiences. 

The successful candidate will be part of the teaching team delivering modules at foundation year, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, depending upon experience. The focus of teaching will be on a selection of the following courses: BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology, BSc (Hons) Computing Information Technology, BSc Computing Top-Up, Foundation Year in Computing, and MSc Digital Transformation. They will have research expertise in digital transformation and will contribute to the work of the socio-technical systems research group. 

Candidates should have practical industry experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Applied software development 
  • Databases 
  • DevOps and cloud computing 
  • Digital transformation 
  • Enterprise systems 
  • Web and mobile technologies. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design and delivery of teaching and assessment at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate levels 
  • Setting and supervising student projects, ideally in collaboration with industry 
  • Delivery of training and consultancy in industry 
  • Seeking and developing industry partnerships 
  • Production and dissemination of research outputs 
  • Academic administration 
  • Pastoral support of students 
  • Recruitment and outreach activities 

Skills and Qualifications: 


  • Have computing experience in an industry context.
  • Hold a PhD in a relevant area, or equivalent qualification or a Masters level qualification with extensive practical industry experience.
  • Have experience of teaching and assessing student work.
  • Have published or presented their research externally 


  • Hold and have knowledge of professional IT certification
  • Have membership of a professional body (such as the BCS or IET) and professional registration (such as CITP, CEng or IEng)
  • Hold an appropriate teaching qualification, or be accredited via the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education 
  • Have experience in developing research funding proposals 
  • Have experience of higher education quality and administration processes 

The Department of Digital Transformation has strong relationships with commercial partners and the successful candidate will need to be able to work effectively across industry-academic teams.

The position provides an exciting opportunity to join the Department in re-imagining how we prepare students for careers in the global digital economy through collaboration with industry partners at Birmingham City University. We have the drive and ambition to be a leading seat of teaching and research excellence, as evidenced by outstanding performance in REF2021. We are passionate about providing our learners with a transformational journey, enabled by an exceptional and supportive academic community, in which we all play a part. 

With around 26,900 students from 100 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse learning community. 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 academics, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance all support our graduates’ future employability. 

We are investing £340 million in our estate, including a major expansion of our City Centre Campus providing students and staff with an enviable range of facilities and opportunities to engage with commercial partners. The department is based in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. This provides a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to high-quality teaching with meaningful learning opportunities, excellence in research, and impactful industrial engagement. 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. At BCU we are dedicated to creating opportunity; thinking differently; and building our community. 

In return, we offer a generous pension and annual leave provision. We also operate a hybrid working model that allows staff to combine on-site and remote working where appropriate, dependent on work duties. We also provide access to excellent facilities on campus, including supportive family friendly policies. 

Committed to celebrating and supporting our diverse student and staff community we hold a Departmental Athena Swan Bronze award and are members of the WISE campaign. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for future success.  

For more information on the role please contact Professor Sharon Cox at

Further details:
Job Description - Lecturer

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