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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing Science

Requisition ID:  5558

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  12-Jan-2021


We are a world class research-intensive university. We deliver teaching and learning of the highest quality. We play a leading role in economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England. Attracting and retaining high-calibre people is fundamental to our continued success.


Salary: £35,845.00 - £44,045.00 Lecturer grade F

            £41,526.00 - £55,750.00 Lecturer grade G

            £51,034.00 - £64,959.00 Senior Lecturer


Closing Date: 11 February 2021


The Role


We welcome applications from highly motivated individuals to join the School of Computing, recognised in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework as one of the UK’s top 10 units for research, and top for research impact in computing. Our research directly inspires our teaching in postgraduate degrees, professional courses for industry, and a software focussed undergraduate programme that delivers exceptionally strong outcomes for our students.    


The School is a lively, friendly community with research, innovation and teaching strengths across the spectrum of computing. Including secure and resilient systems, data science and artificial intelligence, model-based and formal methods, bioinformatics and complex biosystems, distributed systems, human computer interaction and educational practice in computing.


The School is located in the Urban Sciences Building, a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility at the heart of the rapidly developing £350m Newcastle Helix site, an innovation hub actively delivering research to market. Helix is home to the National Innovation Centres for Data and Ageing as well as national research hubs in urban systems, energy and infrastructure. 


You will be expected to undertake high quality research and education, securing funding, disseminating results through the highest quality publications, developing industry/academic collaborations, and engaging with our courses and students at all levels.  You should complement your research strengths with evidence of innovative and successful teaching of core computing subjects such as programming and software engineering, data, or foundations of computing. For the Senior Lectureship position, you should demonstrate inclusive leadership.


Please state in your application whether you are applying to be considered for Lecturer or Senior Lecturer.


This position is available on a full time, open basis and available immediately. 


For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School Professor John Fitzgerald or the Deputy Head of the School, Dr Graham Morgan via email: comp.hos@ncl.ac.uk


For more information about the School of Computing and our research, please click the following link http://www.ncl.ac.uk/computing


For more information on our State-of-the-art Urban Science Building, please Click here.


Our Academic Job Summary Guidance summarises the range of activities that academic staff may be expected to perform.


Key Accountabiities 

This position provides a significant opportunity for an inspirational individual to develop their research while taking a central role in the delivery of teaching within a successful and supportive environment. This role will focus on:


  • Developing and delivering research led teaching in core computing disciplines
  • Carrying out research in software engineering or theoretical computing
  • Contributing to strategies for improving student guidance and pastoral care

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Participate in leadership for access and engagement
  • Lead initiatives for online teaching


The Person (Essential)

We expect candidates to demonstrate an ability to assume an independent teaching and research career with evidence of the following:


  • University level teaching of software engineering and/or theoretical computing
  • Academic guidance and pastoral care of students
  • Published research in well regarded journals and conferences

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Applying for research funding
  • Guiding and promoting the careers of colleagues


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Deep knowledge of software engineering and/or theoretical computing
  • Course preparation and delivery skills relating to computing science
  • Experience of professional councelling and/or pastoral responsibilities (Desirable)
  • Experience of engaging industry in developing taught courses Desirable)

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Experience of EDI and assessment/engagement activities 
  • Experience of organising a team to deliver teaching

Attributes and Behaviours

  • Passionate about promoting a positive experience for all students
  • Effective time management that balances research and teaching demands
  • Passionate about promoting equality, inclusion and diversity
  • Willingness to engage and further international teaching collaborations (Desirable)



  • PhD awarded in computer science
  • Membership of learned societies and academies (Desirable)

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Formal teaching qualification



Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.


The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


Requisition ID: 5558