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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing

Requisition ID:  20371

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  20-Jun-2022


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.

Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Newcastle is an inclusive global University community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues 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.



Lecturer Grade F: £36,382 to £40,927 per annum

Lecturer Grade G: £42,149 to £50,296 per annum

Senior Lecturer Grade H: £51,799 to £60,022 per annum


Closing Date: 31 August 2022


The Role


The School of Computing invites applications for University Lectureships and Senior Lectureships. Newcastle University is committed to a fair and inclusive environment through flexible working and promotes policies to address under-representation. 


We encourage applications from candidates that reflect research and teaching in: 

  • Human-AI Interaction and/or HCI
  • Security and resilience
  • Distributed systems and Internet of Things (IoT)


For over 60 years Newcastle has pioneered developments in digital technologies and software systems. By providing an inclusive and collegiate environment for all colleagues together with a focus on our students, we deliver internationally recognised research and teaching of the highest standard. We are consistently recognised by the Research Excellence Framework (REF)  as delivering globally leading research. In REF 2014 we were rated as number 1 in the UK for research impact and in 2021 95% of our research was deemed world leading or internationally excellent, increasing our research power by 39%. The successful growth of the School has been accommodated by relocating to a purpose built facility on the Helix development in the heart of Newcastle. The Helix is one of Europe’s most exciting innovation hubs that brings together world-class researchers, local agencies, and businesses to collaborate on digital innovation for societal benefit.


We’re celebrating 150 years of Science, Agriculture and Engineering that made Newcastle University the institution it is today. Although a huge amount has changed over the last 150 years, one thing has stayed the same: our commitment to making a difference. We're educating the next generation of experts and tackling the biggest challenges facing our planet. Our innovative work has always focused on making a difference to people’s lives, and you can be part of it.

Prepare the following for submission to our online application system:

  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A list of up to five papers representing your most significant personal contribution
  • A one page research proposal to indicate how your research plans fit within one or more of our existing research activities
  • A one page statement on your approach to teaching and how you believe you can contribute to the teaching programme at undergraduate and postgraduate level


Interviews will be held in September



Key Accountabilities

  • Develop and maintain a successful track record of research evidenced through research publications and success in securing major research grants
  • Develop and deliver successful teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level   
  • Contribute to the administration of the University
  • Contribute to the wider equality, diversity and inclusivity obligations of the University
  • Contribute to the wider industry and societal engagement of the University

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Participate in leadership and strategic management for research, teaching and engagement


The Person


Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

  • A track record (commensurate with experience) of publishing academic output in high-quality conferences and/or journals
  • Experience in teaching and course preparation at a university level
  • Participation in the organisation of an international academic community
  • Understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusivity principles


  • Experience of developing research proposals
  • Experience of delivering pastoral responsibilities
  • Engaging industry in developing collaborative research and teaching

Essential for Senior Lecturer

  • Leadership of colleagues in career development, teaching, and research


Attributes and Behaviour

  • Exhibiting an inclusive and collegiate approach to research and teaching
  • Ensuring student experience is considered in all teaching initiatives


  • Actively promote activities to tackle under-representation 
  • Creating international collaborations to innovate teaching and research



  • PhD awarded in Computer Science or related areas


  • Membership of learned societies and academies

Essential for Senior Lecturer

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

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: 20371