ASTON UNIVERSITY

Lecturer in Computer Science (Institute of Coding)

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands (GB)
Salary
£32,548 to £47,722 per annum
Posted
19 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Lecturer in Computer Science (Institute of Coding)
Engineering & Applied Science
Salary:     £32,548 to £47,722 per annum
    Grade 8 or 9
Basis:     Full Time
Closing Date:     23.59 hours BST on Friday 20 April 2018
Interview Date:     To be confirmed
Reference:     R180138


The School of Engineering and Applied Science has a focus on designing and delivering professionally relevant programmes and research informed teaching to help to prepare our graduates to enter and impact industry. Our optional paid professional placement year allows our students to exploit our connections with business and industry, and put theory into practice in real world scenarios.

We are recruiting to a number of Lecturer roles within our Computer Science department. Individuals must have an interest in Software engineering, programming and employability of students. These posts are required to support the School’s contribution to addressing the coding skills gap with the Institute of Coding and industry partners. 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.

You will have a PhD in Computer Science or relevant discipline and have experience of working with industry. Knowledge and experience of Degree Apprenticeships is desirable.

For Lecturer posts, the minimum period for which initial appointments are made is normally five years, with the possibility of transfer to a continuing appointment.

Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter http://www.ecu.ac.uk/equality-charter-marks/athena-swan/, recognized recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS. We pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere”.  

Please visit our website www.aston.ac.uk/makethefuture for further information and to apply online.

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