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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing Science

Requisition ID:  8382

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  24-May-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.



Lecturer: £35,845 - £49,553

Senior Lecturer: £51,034 - £59,135 


Closing Date: 21 June 2021


The Role 


We welcome applications from highly motivated researchers and educators 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. We are located in the Urban Sciences Building, completed in 2017 to provide state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities at the heart of the rapidly developing £350m Newcastle Helix site, an innovation hub actively delivering research to market. Alongside the School, 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.


This position is available on a full time, open basis and available immediately.  To apply, please complete an online application and upload a plain text copy of your CV and covering letter only. In your covering letter, you should evidence how you meet or exceed the essential and desirable requirements for the role. Please note, any other 'Additional Document’ you upload may not be received by the reviewing panel.


For informal enquiries please contact the Head of School, Professor John Fitzgerald (john.fitzgerald@ncl.ac.uk) or the Group Leader of the Educational Practice in Computing Group, Dr Marie Devlin (marie.devlin@ncl.ac.uk).  


For more information about the School of Computing and our research, please click here


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


Key Accountabilities
•    Developing and delivering research-led teaching in core computer science topics
•    Carrying out research in software engineering, computing education or learning analytics
•    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 and in-person 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, focusing on teaching programming in particular
•    Academic guidance and pastoral care of students
•    Published research in well regarded journals and conferences


Essential for Senior Lecturer
•    Have some experience of applying successfully for research funding 
•    Guiding and promoting the careers of colleagues 


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Deep knowledge of software engineering and experience in teaching practical computing science topics
•    Course preparation and delivery skills relating to computing science


•    Experience of professional counselling and/or pastoral responsibilities
•    Experience of engaging industry in developing taught courses


Essential for Senior Lecturer
•    Experience of EDI and assessment/engagement activities (Senior Lecturer)
•    Experience of organising a team to deliver teaching (Senior Lecturer)

Attributes and Behaviour

•    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 industry involvement in teaching and international teaching collaborations



•    PhD awarded in Computer Science


•    Membership of learned societies and academies


Essential for Senior Lecturer
•    Teaching qualification / recognition of teaching experience e.g. PGCE or UKPSF FHEA or SFHEA


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: 8382