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Teaching Assistant and Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship)

Requisition ID:  15124

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Fixed Term
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  13-May-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.


Lecturer (T&S), Grade F - from £31,406 - £33,309 per annum
Teaching Assistant, Grade E - from £26,341 - £27,924 per annum

Closing Date: 23 May 2022


The Role


The School of Computing is seeking to recruit to multiple lecturer and teaching assistant opportunities on a 1 year fixed term basis.

We welcome applications from enthusiastic and inspiring individuals to join the School of Computing, recognised in the top 20 in the UK in the Times Good University Guide 2020. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked the School 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, with 97% of Computer Science graduates in graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation. Computer Science at Newcastle is ranked 9th in the UK and 108th in the world in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Ranking. 
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.  

As a Level F Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship), you will be involved mainly with the development and delivery of a range of high quality teaching and learning activities and resources. This includes primarily designing and delivering teaching activities as well as marking coursework and exams, providing timely and effective feedback to students and Postgraduate project supervision. Applicants will need a PhD (or nearing completion) in Computer Science or a closely related discipline; or equivalent postgraduate professional qualification or experience, with some prior teaching experience. A teaching qualification is desirable. 

As a Level E Teaching Assistant, you will mainly carry out teaching within a clear and established programme, with guidance and support. This includes designing and planning your own teaching materials, marking assignments to agreed criteria, assessing student progress and providing feedback, with a focus on providing a high quality learning and teaching experience to students. Applicants will need a good honours degree, or equivalent, in a subject relevant to teaching. 


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.

These positions are available on a full time, 1 year fixed term basis and available immediately.  

If you are interested in working with us and are unsure if you meet the criteria, we would like to hear from you. For informal enquiries please contact the Deputy Head of School, Dr Graham Morgan (  


Key Accountabilities


Grade E: 

•    Deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience to the students

•    Provide support to colleagues engaged in the teaching process. Actively participate as a member of a teaching team and contribute to the planning of teaching programmes

•    Carry out teaching within a clear and established programme, with guidance, assistance and support. This involved communicating information and ideas to students and supporting their learning. Also managing own teaching activities

•    Design, plan and develop own teaching materials and learning activities, with assistance and support. This includes writing handouts and other basic learning support materials

•    Mark assignments to agreed criteria

•    Contribute to the development of examination questions

•    Assess student progress and provide feedback

•    Attend and contribute to relevant meetings

•    Reflect on practice and the development of own teaching and learning skills

•    Continue to update knowledge and develop skills to inform and support teaching, integrating own scholarship or professional activities where appropriate


Grade F: 

•    Deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience to the students

•    Design and deliver high quality teaching and learning materials, resources and activities to undergraduate and postgraduate students in line with the School/Institute and Faculty teaching objectives and timetable requirements. Where appropriate, this should be carried out within external professional or accreditation requirements

•    Take responsibility for the management and supervision of student learning experiences such as projects, practicals, and where appropriate field trips and placements

•    Provide a range of timely support to enhance the student experience. Set, mark and assess coursework and examinations, providing timely and effective feedback to students

•    Provide personal tutoring and mentoring for students, giving first line support. Refer students as appropriate to services providing further help

•    Contribute to the planning, design and development of modules and programmes to improve teaching across the School/Institute and Faculty

•    Take responsibility for a defined management or administrative role, such as Module Leader or Year Tutor

•    Contribute to the planning and development of new markets for taught programmes

•    Integrate scholarship, research and/or professional activities with teaching and supporting learning, as appropriate

•    Evaluate own practice and undertake continuing professional development

•    Contribute to the wider work of the School/Faculty and University through input to project teams, working groups and committees. This might include taking a lead role in aspects of student recruitment

•    Participate in organised programmes of outreach/public engagement

•    Promote the University’s values and support widening access to our programmes and facilities to people who have historically had little involvement in universities


The Person (Essential)

Knowledge, Skills and Experience 

•    Possess sufficient breadth of depth of specialist knowledge in the discipline and be developing further skills and knowledge of teaching and learning methods and techniques. (essential)
•    Ability to design and plan your own teaching materials. (essential)
•    Ability to mark assignments to agreed criteria, assessing progress, and providing feedback. (essential)
•    Experience in development and delivery of a range of high-quality teaching and learning activities and resources. (essential)
•    Experience of dealing with people from a wide range of backgrounds. (essential)
•    Ability to contribute to course or method improvement. (essential for grade E)
•    Ability to communicate complex information clearly, and to engage the interest enthusiasm of students and inspire them to learn. (essential for grade F)
•    Working knowledge of a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning. (essential for grade F)
•    Ability to supervise postgraduate taught projects. (essential for grade F and desirable for grade E)
•    Experience of contribution to strategic planning activity related to learning and teaching. (desirable)


Attributes and Behaviour

•    Ability to communicate effectively to support student learning. (essential)
•    Excellent organisational, time management and presentation skills (essential)
•    Commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and ethics, responsibility, and sustainability (essential)
•    Flexibility and adaptability to meet workload requirements. (essential)
•    Approachable and sensitive to the diverse needs of students, student focused. (essential for grade F)
•    Evidence of active citizenship. (desirable)



•    Good honours degree (or equivalent) in subject relevant to teaching. (essential)
•    PhD (or nearing completion of a PhD) in Computer Science, or a closely related discipline, or equivalent postgraduate professional qualification or experience, with some teaching experience. (essential for grade F and desirable for grade E)
•    An appropriate teaching qualification such as the ILTHE (desirable).
•    Professional Body Membership, to BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. (desirable)


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.


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.


We understand how important the full employment package is to our colleagues at Newcastle University and we are committed to providing a great range of benefits and discounts for all.  You can learn more about what is available here on our Benefits Website page.

Requisition ID: 15124