Lecturer in Computing Science & Maths

University of Stirling
December 18, 2022
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Lecturer in Computing Science & Maths Apply Post Details

Full time, Open ended

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18 December 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2022

There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK

For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311

The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity

The Post

The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling is seeking to appoint a teaching and research lecturer as part of an exciting expansion of our division. You will support our globally diverse suite of taught courses and contribute to our internationally excellent research activities in one of the fields of Artificial Intelligence, including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, data science, or human/AI interaction.

You will be able to demonstrate a developing research track record. You will be expected to generate high quality research outputs and grant income, working within our existing research teams. You will have a clear vision for your own research career, a strategy for achieving that vision, and a desire to collaborate with researchers at Stirling and from around the world. We will support you as you grow your research network at home and abroad. We welcome applicants with high quality industrial networks and experience of collaborations with commercial organisations.

You will manage cohorts of students from around the world, providing support both online and face to face. You will support our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and help run other offerings such as micro-credentials and our graduate apprenticeship programme. You will help to develop teaching materials, support students using a variety of communication channels, create and mark assessments, and provide quality feedback.

You will also explore and develop new ways of improving the experience for online students in terms of learning, cohort building, and delivering innovative assessment. You will have experience of teaching a number of the key skills such as programming, cyber security, computer systems and networks, machine learning, database design, software engineering, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. You will have experience and an enthusiasm for innovative teaching practices using new technology and new patterns of delivery.

Applicants should state clearly and concisely how they satisfy the criteria described above in their application letter.

Description of Duties
  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, develop a programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design and deliver a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes where required
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of a developing publication record
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external research funding
  • Experience or knowledge to design, teach and assess modules in the subject area
  • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of success in attracting research grants/external funding and delivering on externally funded research projects
  • Experience of supervising dissertations and research projects
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as key contributions to high quality student learning
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS)

    The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) which also encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Psychology and the Institute of Aquaculture. The FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological, environmental and aquatic systems are created, explored and tested. Results of REF2022 confirmed that our research is world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union and a range of research charities. We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems.

    Computing Science and Mathematics (CSM)

    The research strength of CSM is underpinned by its inherent inter-disciplinary nature, which exploits synergies between Computing Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences (including Biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Science and Neuroscience), Social Science and Management. This positions us well to exploit growing funding opportunities and to develop strong student interest beyond computing, into applications in biological and biomedical systems, environmental and ecological systems, business and management, and societal issues.

    Research questions in CSM are investigated within the context of a broad range of real-world domains. Consequently, our research has a strong focus on stakeholder engagement, and it addresses key industrial and societal challenges in partnership with a wide network of collaborators from across industry, commerce and the public sector. Our research is led by 24 active researchers and is conducted in three complementary research groups: Data Science and Intelligent Systems, Biological Modelling, and Computational Mathematics and Optimisation, as well as a Special Interest Group on Computer Vision and Image Processing; all have the common theme of investigating complex systems in uncertain and dynamic real world environments.

    We deliver high quality teaching on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and online programmes. Computing Science at Stirling is ranked 7th in the UK for teaching in the 2022 Guardian Best University guide and 8th in the UK in the 2021 NSS rankings.

    Our undergraduate provision includes Computing Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, and Software Development with Cyber Security. Our MSc programmes span different aspects of data science and include the MScs in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics &; Data Science, and Fintech. Some of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also delivered in partnership with overseas education providers.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

    Job number

    FAC01659

    Contract Type

    Open Ended

    Closing date

    18-Dec-2022

    Location:

    Stirling Campus

    Grade

    Grade7 £35,333-£42,155 p.a.

    Faculty/Service

    Faculty of Natural Sciences Post Details

    Full time, Open ended

    The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 18 December 2022 Interviews are expected to take place on Wednesday 11 January 2022

    There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK

    For the purposes of sponsorship, this is a postdoctoral role under SOC code 2311

    The University of Stirling recognises that a diverse workforce benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers and welcome applications from those who would contribute to further diversification of our staff and ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is woven into the substance of the role. We strongly encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds including gender, identity, race, age, class, and ethnicity

    The Post

    The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics at the University of Stirling is seeking to appoint a teaching and research lecturer as part of an exciting expansion of our division. You will support our globally diverse suite of taught courses and contribute to our internationally excellent research activities in one of the fields of Artificial Intelligence, including computer vision, machine learning, natural language processing, data science, or human/AI interaction.

    You will be able to demonstrate a developing research track record. You will be expected to generate high quality research outputs and grant income, working within our existing research teams. You will have a clear vision for your own research career, a strategy for achieving that vision, and a desire to collaborate with researchers at Stirling and from around the world. We will support you as you grow your research network at home and abroad. We welcome applicants with high quality industrial networks and experience of collaborations with commercial organisations.

    You will manage cohorts of students from around the world, providing support both online and face to face. You will support our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and help run other offerings such as micro-credentials and our graduate apprenticeship programme. You will help to develop teaching materials, support students using a variety of communication channels, create and mark assessments, and provide quality feedback.

    You will also explore and develop new ways of improving the experience for online students in terms of learning, cohort building, and delivering innovative assessment. You will have experience of teaching a number of the key skills such as programming, cyber security, computer systems and networks, machine learning, database design, software engineering, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. You will have experience and an enthusiasm for innovative teaching practices using new technology and new patterns of delivery.

    Applicants should state clearly and concisely how they satisfy the criteria described above in their application letter.

    Description of Duties
  • Engage in individual and collaborative research, which aligns to the strategic direction of the University, develop a programme of research and disseminate results through regular publication in high impact journals, books and conference proceedings
  • Identify appropriate sources of funding, prepare research proposals for funding bodies and manage grants awarded
  • Supervise research students as required, providing direction, support and guidance
  • Design and deliver a range of teaching and learning, supervision and assessment activities across undergraduate, postgraduate including online/digital programmes where required
  • Participate in the Faculty's international engagement activities as required e.g delivering teaching, contributing to joint programmes and recruitment of students
  • Participate in, and develop, networks and collaborations both internally and externally to the Division/Faculty/University
  • Participate in the administrative processes of the Division/Faculty/University including committee membership, quality assurance procedures and recruitment and admission of students
  • Any other duties, commensurate with the grade of the post
  • Essential Criteria

    Qualifications

  • PhD in relevant discipline or close to successful completion
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of a developing publication record
  • Credible plans for the active pursuit of external research funding
  • Experience or knowledge to design, teach and assess modules in the subject area
  • Evidence of the ability to deliver excellent teaching at undergraduate and/or postgraduate level
  • Desirable Criteria

    Qualifications

  • Higher Education teaching qualification or equivalent e.g. PGCert and/or holding or working towards Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (HEA)
  • Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Evidence of success in attracting research grants/external funding and delivering on externally funded research projects
  • Experience of supervising dissertations and research projects
  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as key contributions to high quality student learning
  • Evidence or knowledge to support international activities
  • Evidence of a basic knowledge of the Higher Education context and regulatory framework
  • Behaviours and Competencies

    The role holder will be required to evidence that they can meet the qualities associated with the following behavioural competencies, as detailed within the AUA Competency Framework.

  • Managing self and personal skills Being aware of your own behaviour and mindful of how it impacts on others, enhancing personal skills to adapt professional practice accordingly.

  • Delivering excellent service Providing the best quality service to external and internal clients. Building genuine and open long-term relationships in order to drive up service standards.

  • Finding solutions Taking a holistic view and working enthusiastically to analyse problems and to develop workable solutions. Identifying opportunities for innovation.

  • Embracing change Being open to and engaging with new ideas and ways of working. Adjusting to unfamiliar situations, shifting demands and changing roles.

  • Using resources effectively Identifying and making the most productive use of resources including people, time, information, networks and budgets.

  • Engaging with the wider context Enhancing your contribution to the organisation through an understanding of the bigger picture and showing commitment to organisational values.

  • Developing self and others Showing commitment to own ongoing professional development. Supporting and encouraging others to develop their professional knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to reach their full potential.

  • Working together Working collaboratively with others in order to achieve objectives. Recognising and valuing the different contributions people bring to this process.

  • Achieving Results Consistently meeting agreed objectives and success criteria. Taking personal responsibility for getting things done.

  • About Us

    Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS)

    The Division of Computing Science and Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNS) which also encompasses the Divisions of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Psychology and the Institute of Aquaculture. The FNS is a distinctive academic arena where new fundamental understandings of the complex and challenging inter-relationships between human behaviours, technologies, biological, environmental and aquatic systems are created, explored and tested. Results of REF2022 confirmed that our research is world leading and internationally excellent. It is supported through UK Research Councils, European Union and a range of research charities. We work with businesses and public service organisations both at home and overseas to achieve direct and positive outcomes for society across a range of critical problems.

    Computing Science and Mathematics (CSM)

    The research strength of CSM is underpinned by its inherent inter-disciplinary nature, which exploits synergies between Computing Science, Mathematics, Life Sciences (including Biology, Aquaculture, Environmental Science and Neuroscience), Social Science and Management. This positions us well to exploit growing funding opportunities and to develop strong student interest beyond computing, into applications in biological and biomedical systems, environmental and ecological systems, business and management, and societal issues.

    Research questions in CSM are investigated within the context of a broad range of real-world domains. Consequently, our research has a strong focus on stakeholder engagement, and it addresses key industrial and societal challenges in partnership with a wide network of collaborators from across industry, commerce and the public sector. Our research is led by 24 active researchers and is conducted in three complementary research groups: Data Science and Intelligent Systems, Biological Modelling, and Computational Mathematics and Optimisation, as well as a Special Interest Group on Computer Vision and Image Processing; all have the common theme of investigating complex systems in uncertain and dynamic real world environments.

    We deliver high quality teaching on a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and online programmes. Computing Science at Stirling is ranked 7th in the UK for teaching in the 2022 Guardian Best University guide and 8th in the UK in the 2021 NSS rankings.

    Our undergraduate provision includes Computing Science, Software Engineering, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, and Software Development with Cyber Security. Our MSc programmes span different aspects of data science and include the MScs in Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics &; Data Science, and Fintech. Some of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are also delivered in partnership with overseas education providers.

    The University

    The University of Stirling is committed to providing education with a purpose and carrying out research which has a positive impact on communities across the globe – addressing real issues, providing solutions and helping to shape society. Stirling is 4th in Scotland and 43rd in the UK for research impact, with 87% of its research having an outstanding or very considerable impact on society – and more than 80% rated either world leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework 2021). Interdisciplinary in its approach, Stirling's research informs its teaching curriculum and facilitates opportunities for knowledge exchange and collaboration between staff, students, industry partners and the wider community.

    The University of Stirling is ranked among the top 30 UK universities for student satisfaction (National Student Survey) and top 10 in the UK for postgraduate student experience (Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey), and has an overall five-star rating in the QS Stars University Ratings.

    More than 17,000 students study with the University of Stirling globally, with over 120 nationalities represented on its scenic central Scotland campus alone. The campus – also home to 1,700 staff – has its own loch and castle, and a recent multi-million-pound redevelopment has delivered modern, flexible, and digitally connected study and social spaces at the heart of campus, including enhanced student support and retail and catering outlets.

    The University has twice been recognised with a Queen's Anniversary Prize – the first for its Institute for Social Marketing and Health (2014) and the second for its Institute of Aquaculture (2019). Stirling is Scotland's University for Sporting Excellence and its recently redeveloped world-class facilities provide the perfect training environment for the University's sports scholars – many of whom compete at the highest level, including at the Olympics and Commonwealth Games – and for students, staff, and the wider community.

    As a signatory to the £214 million Stirling and Clackmannanshire City Region Deal, the University is driving productivity and inclusive growth across the Forth Valley, and beyond. Through pioneering collaborative solutions to global challenges, researchers are putting innovation, skills, and partnership at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. www. stir.ac.uk @stiruni

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