Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

University of Hertfordshire
April 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:£44,263pa
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Post Title: Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science

FTE: 1.0fte (working 37 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH8 £44,263pa with potential to progress to £56,021pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 35 days plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

Applications are invited for one academic position as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, University of Hertfordshire within the Human Centred Computing Group.

The department has an international reputation for teaching and research, with nearly 90 academic staff, divided into five academic subject groups. In addition, we support 150 adjunct staff, and 70 research students and postdoctoral research staff. With a history going back to 1965, the department supports one of the largest cohorts of students in the UK, including thriving online provision.

Main duties and responsibilities

The Senior Lecturer will provide high quality teaching, research and module leadership in Computer Science with expertise that will contribute to our Human Centred Computing group with demonstrable experience and expertise in all or some of the following areas:

• Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

• Accessibility conformance testing

• HTML, CSS and JavaScript

• Experience with WAVE, Google Lighthouse or similar tools

You will also provide pastoral and academic support for home and international students, and will play an important role as part of a team incorporating the Head of Department or Subject Group Leader, programme leader, module leaders, the professional, administrative and technical staff (if applicable), the Dean of School and the Associate Deans of School.

You will also be expected to contribute to teaching in mainstream areas of Computer Science, and modules with particularly large groups of students.

Skills and experience required

You will possess excellent communication skills in English and have demonstrable experience of teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Whilst face to face teaching is expected, you may be required to teach in a blended mode or wholly online, with excellent organization, planning and IT skills. You will have the ability to contribute to curriculum development, and an appreciation and understanding of the educational needs of students. You will have the ability to act as a responsible team member and develop productive working relationships with other members of staff, as well as flexibility and adaptability to workload and team requirements.

It is desirable that the chosen candidate has a track record of publication, external research funding, collaboration across disciplines, experience of different types of assessment and higher education quality assurance.

Qualifications required

An undergraduate degree or equivalent Level 6 qualification in a relevant discipline, as well as a postgraduate qualification i.e. Masters and/or PhD (completed or close to completion, e.g. has submitted final thesis) in a Computer Science/relevant field or significant demonstrable experience in the required areas. A fellowship of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy) is desirable.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement to your application showing clearly how your skills and experience match the requirements set out in the Person Specification.

An appointment to this role may require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Dr Simon Trainis, Head of Department of Computer Science [email protected]

This post attracts a £5,000 Recruitment Incentive payable to the successful candidate in their first salary payment after joining the University of Hertfordshire for the first time. The Recruitment Incentive Payment is subject to the usual salary deductions for tax and National Insurance but is not pensionable. Please note that individuals recruited under this scheme who leave the University within 3 years of initial appointment are required to reimburse a proportion of the Recruitment Incentive Payment dependent on their length of service on leaving. For specific details please contact Karen Withers, HR Business Partner, [email protected].

Closing Date : 18 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058136

Date advert placed: 20 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

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