Lecturer in Applied Data Science (Teaching & Scholarship)

University of York

United Kingdom

October 2, 2022


Lecturer in Applied Data Science (Teaching & Scholarship)




£42,155 - £51,805 per year


Grade 7

Contract status

Fixed term

Hours of work


Based at

University of York campus

Interview date

Monday 17 October 2022

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  • Job Description (11223).pdf (PDF, 304.62kb)
  • Role Description Department

    We are seeking to appoint a lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) to contribute to a new MSc program in Applied Data Science. Topics to be taught will include Programming, Statistics, Machine Learning, Big Data, and Data Visualization. The program will equip science graduates with a range of Data Science skills that can be used across scientific disciplines, either in academia or industry. The appointee will support the development of course material for the new programme, will deliver some teaching for the course, and work to provide an excellent student experience for students. There may also be opportunities to gain experience in the admissions and marketing aspects of the course development.

    As a department, we strive to provide a working environment that allows all staff and students to contribute fully, to flourish, and to excel. We are proud of our Athena SWAN Gold Award.

    We particularly welcome and encourage applications from female candidates, and candidates from minority ethnic backgrounds, who are under-represented within the academic staff group in the Department of Chemistry. Flexibility is offered and the role can be undertaken part-time by agreement.

    Main purpose of the role
  • To develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • To lecture, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of postgraduate teaching
  • To contribute to the development of teaching and learning strategies
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative and managerial responsibilities associated with the course
  • Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed
  • PhD in Science, Maths, Computer Science or a closely related subject, and appropriate academic teaching qualification or willingness to complete this
  • Specialist knowledge of data science, and its application to scientific problems
  • Well-developed analytical, IT and communication skills with the ability to present at conferences
  • Knowledge, ability, experience and commitment to designing and delivering teaching and learning at undergraduate level chemistry to enthuse and engage students
  • Commitment to and Understanding of Equality and Diversity Issues
  • Demonstrable capacity for creative thinking and planning with attention to detail, a positive attitude and commitment to personal development
  • This role is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

    Interview date: Monday 17 October 2022

    For informal enquiries: please contact Head of Department, Professor Caroline Dessent (chem-hod@york.ac.uk;)

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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    The University of York was established in 1963 when the University Grants Commission permitted a university in 1960. The university started operating with its first batch of 230 students on Oct. 9, 1963, under the leadership of Lord James as...