OPEN UNIVERSITY

Senior Lecturer in Computing and Communication

Location
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Salary
£50,618 - £56,950
Posted
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours
Full Time

Senior Lecturer in Computing and Communication
School of Computing and Communication 
£50,618 - £56,950, Ref: 14493
Based in Milton Keynes
Temporary 24 Month Contract 

The Institute of Coding (IoC - www.instituteofcoding.org) is a new, exciting, national initiative, led by the University of Bath, supported by theme leaders Aston University, Coventry University, the Open University and Queen Mary University of London. The Institute brings together a range of universities, industry, training providers and professional bodies to address the UK’s digital skills gaps.

The Institute’s vision is to enhance the education and employability of every IoC learner and ensure that employers and individuals across the UK can access the skills they need to compete in the global digital economy. This unique and innovative collaboration has been made possible with £20m from the Higher Education Funding Council for England and match funding from universities and industry partners.

The Institute of Coding will develop and deliver innovative, industry-focused higher education across the UK. It will develop accredited degree schemes and short courses aimed at professionals in a wide range of sectors, as well as working to widen the participation of women, returners to work and hard to reach groups.

The Open University leads the IoC’s first theme on university learning, which aims to influence computer science teaching in universities nationally.   Based in the OU STEM Faculty, the project teams from the Knowledge Media Institute and the School of Computing and Communications will use our extensive know-how in delivering high quality learning at scale to address the current skills gaps in new and emerging areas such as Data Science and Cyber Security.  An important part of that theme will be collaboration with a number of IoC partners and industry representing employers and educators to create an IoC industrial accreditation standard, a modular curriculum, and mainstreaming data analytics to enhance teaching and improve educational outcomes.

We are looking to fill a number of posts in the Open University’s Institute of Coding team, comprising academics and technology specialists in cyber security, data science, learning analytics and distributed ledger technologies.  
With an understanding of the needs of industry, you will have a passion for teaching machine learning, artificial intelligence and related topics, ideally in the context of a data science curriculum.  In addition, you will be expected to develop your own scholarship or research agenda in an area aligned with the goals of the Institute of Coding.

Closing date: 12 noon on 29 March 2018
Interview date: to be advised


For detailed information and how to apply go to http://www.open.ac.uk/about/employment/vacancies/senior-lecturer-computing-and-communication-14493, call the Recruitment Co-ordinator on +44 (0)1908 659573 or email STEM-Recruitment@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

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