Vacancy Type/Job category
£32,348 - £42,155 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Fixed-term contract until 24 months, 1.0 FTE.
Enthusiastic and innovative individuals are sought to make a major contribution to teaching and administration within the Department across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will hold a PhD or equivalent in Computer Science or a related discipline. You will have experience teaching a range of topics in Computer Science within higher education, delivering engaging sessions that stimulate students and spark their imaginations.
This is an opportunity to join one of the UK's most successful Computer Science departments at an exciting time as we seek to expand our undergraduate and postgraduate provision and deliver a leading and innovative Computer Science curriculum.
As the Department is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion among its staff and students, candidates of underrepresented genders or ethnicities are especially encouraged. Requests for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be considered.
In addition to a completed application form, candidates should submit a cover letter, outlining merits and most significant achievements, as well as a teaching statement.
Informal enquires can be addressed to the Head of Department, Professor Yulia Timofeeva (Y.Timofeeva@warwick.ac.uk).
Applicants invited for an interview will need to ensure that each of their three referees emails a letter of recommendation to the Departmental Secretary, Sharon Howard (S.L.Howard@warwick.ac.uk).
Interview Date: TBC.
You will undertake teaching, administration and other activities to support the Department of Computer Science. In particular, you will make a significant contribution to the teaching, development and organisation of the Department's undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree courses.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Research and Scholarship
1. To maintain a broad knowledge of up-to-date subject, professional and pedagogic research and scholarship to ensure that the taught course portfolio is attractive and relevant, and that teaching meets the standards expected within a research-led University.
2. If and as required, contribute to the identification and acquisition of sources of funding to support scholarly and teaching activities.
3. To deliver lectures, seminars, tutorials and other classes as appropriate in support of the required teaching, and to develop and supervise laboratory work at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
4. To challenge thinking, foster debate and develop the ability of students to engage in critical discourse and rational thinking.
5. To supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work.
6. To set, mark and assess coursework and examinations and provide timely feedback to students.
7. To ensure that student feedback on teaching is sought through questionnaires and other sources and to respond constructively to such feedback.
8. To undertake academic duties required to sustain the delivery of high- quality teaching, and to comply with University and departmental teaching quality assurance standards and procedures.
Administration and Other Activities
12. To undertake such specific departmental administrative roles and course management functions as may be reasonably required by the Head of Department.
13. To participate in and develop internal and external networks, for example concerned with student recruitment, the securement of student placements and internships, outreach work, or to build relationships for future activities.
14. To attend departmental meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the Department, the Faculty and the University.
15. To act as a personal tutor.
16. To be responsible for the pastoral care of students within a specified area.
17. To engage in continuous professional development.
18. To undertake external commitments, which maintain and enhance the reputation of the Department and the University.
The duties and responsibilities outlined are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. The post-holder will be required to be flexible in their duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.
Essential Criteria 1
Ability to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical classes. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 2
A vision for the development of innovative teaching and assessment methods. (a, b, c, d)
Essential Criteria 3
Effective oral and written communication skills. (a, b, c, d)
Essential Criteria 4
Very good organisational skills. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Ability to work independently and as part of a team. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to work in a computerised environment. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 7
A very good honours degree and postgraduate qualification or equivalent in computing sciences or related subject. (a)
Desirable Criteria 1
A PhD in computing sciences or related subject, obtained by the start date. (a)
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7 Dec 2022