The School is a lively, friendly community with research, innovation and
teaching strengths across the spectrum of computing science. We are
internationally recognised for our research in Computational Intelligence,
Case-Based Reasoning and Machine Learning with growing expertise in Cyber
Security, Digital and Immersive technologies and educational practices in
computing. We have a thriving research environment supported by national and
international funding to bring together early-stage and career researchers
across all areas to carry out leading-edge applied computer science research
with high industrial and societal impact.
The School runs a full range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses as well
as a range of Graduate Apprenticeship and short courses. Key themes of these
courses include general computing science, data science and artificial
intelligence, multiplatform development, Mixed reality design, digital
technologies and cybersecurity.
The School seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, and highly motivated person to
join our academic community to strengthen the School's high-quality teaching
and research teams. We are looking for an excellent communicator who can
support our student experience with a strong commitment to delivering high
quality, novel and relevant content to a diverse range of students.
Our research directly inspires our teaching, and you will be expected to
undertake high quality research, secure funding, disseminate results through
the highest quality publications, develop industry/academic collaborations and
engage with our courses and students at all levels. Candidates with a strong
interest or experience in interdisciplinary research and its application are
also desirable. You would be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant subject area
with evidence of high-impact publications in areas related to our research
themes. The School has a strong student community, and you will be expected to
participate in recruitment, promotional and outreach events to help inspire
the next generation of computer scientists.
You will be joining the top modern university in Scotland (GUG 2022) and a
school (School of Computing) that was listed as the top modern in Scotland
for Computer Science (GUG 2022).
Grade 7 Salary Scale: £35,326 – 40,927
Grade 8 Salary Scale: £42,149 – 50,296
Salary on appointment will be dependent upon experience.
Candidates with limited or no prior experience as an academic will be placed
on the first point of the Grade 7 scale. Consideration will be given to
offering an Academic Attraction Payment (adjusted annually) for those
candidates who have specific industry knowledge, skills or, expertise which
are required for the position.
Please see the job attachments for further information regarding the Grade 7
and Grade 8 criteria. Further guidance on Academic Attraction Payments can be
We would particularly welcome applications from women as they are
underrepresented in this area of our team.
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Please direct any further enquiries about this post to John Isaacs, Dean of
School at firstname.lastname@example.org
RESPONSIBLE TO : Dean of School
RESPONSIBLE FOR : No supervisory responsibilities
PURPOSE OF POST : Delivery of taught provision and contribution to
PRINCIPAL DUTIES :
Contribute to the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching as
directed by the Dean of School.
Develop and deliver high-quality educational content
Devise and deliver assessments and examinations as required
Participate in subject and course development.
Participate in curriculum development and, in particular, contribute to
the introduction of new methods of teaching and learning.
Provides tutorial and personal guidance for students.
Supervises undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
Undertake research activity contributing to one or more of the identified
Apply for and obtain external research funding
Publish high-quality research outputs that contribute to the research
impact of the School
Actively pursues and/or encourages research activities (eg developing own
research, supervising research students, presenting at conferences and
Contribute to the School research strategy and research groups
Contribute to recruitment, promotion and outreach delivery as directed by the
Dean of School.
Outreach workshop development and delivery of STEM events and promotion
Contribute to university open days.
Establishes and maintains relevant professional and industrial links, as
Undertake administrative duties as directed by the Dean of School
Qualifications and Professional Memberships:
PhD in Computer Science or closely related field
A demonstrable knowledge and practical ability of techniques and practices in
one or more of the following fields, computer science, software development,
games, computer graphics, or HCI
A proven interest in research in one of the following: computer graphics, VR,
mixed reality, or HCI.
Funding or publication success appropriate to early career staff (Grade 7)
or established researcher (Grade 8)
Teaching experience at higher education level in Computing Science or closely
related field with evidence of successful student learning outcomes.
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
Recognised teaching qualification
Knowledge of professional body requirements, codes of conduct and industry
Knowledge of higher education practices and procedures.
Knowledge and demonstratable use of novel and engaging teaching methods and
Experience of course or module development at HE level.
Experience of quality assurance processes including moderation and peer
Experience of developing outreach and recruitment activities. Particularly
addressing gender imbalance in the field.
Evidence sustainable research activity.
Experience and demonstratable funding in industrial focused research or other
Behaviour 1: Communication - Ability to receive, understand and convey
information requiring careful explanation and information of a complex or
conceptual nature, in a clear and accurate manner.
Behaviour 2: Teaching and Learning Support - Experience of providing
standard information or delivering teaching or training, designing content or
learning materials within existing frameworks and developing innovative
approaches to learning experience and the curriculum.
Behaviour 3: Service Delivery - Experience of exploring and adapting a
service to meet customers' expectations and also identifying ways of improving
Behaviour 4: Liaison and Networking - Experience of circulating
information in an accurate and timely manner, working across team boundaries
to build and strengthen working relationships, leading and developing internal
networks to pursue a shared interest and leading and building external
networks to enhance the work of the organisation.
Behaviour 5: Decision Making - Experience of using own judgement to make
decisions, making collaborative decisions with others to reach conclusions and
providing advice or information that will influence the decisions of others.
Behaviour 6: Analysis and Research - Experience of identifying or
designing data gathering and analytical methods appropriate for each
investigation, and producing reports that identify key issues and findings.