Teaching Fellow - Computer Science - 98130 - Grade 7

University of Birmingham

United Kingdom

January 3, 2022


Teaching Fellow - Computer Science - 98130 - Grade 7 - (21000264)


Position Details

School of Computer Science in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434

Grade 7

Full Time, Fixed-term for up to 3 years

Closing Date 3rd January 2022

Job Summary

The School of Computer Science has an established and growing international reputation for research and teaching in computer science, has more than 140 active researchers (academic staff, research staff and research students), and is a close knit community that enjoys a stimulating intellectual environment. Both in teaching and research, our staff and students address issues of importance to the scientific community, business world and government agencies.

The School is consistently ranked in the Top 10 in The Times and Guardian UK league tables.

The School seeks to recruit a Teaching Fellow to join us at this time to provide support to our large student cohorts across undergraduate and taught programmes who may need additional support due to disruptions to their Education, particularly caused by the pandemic. The post holder will need to work to provide support both in person and remotely. They will lead sessions, support module leaders with teaching and marking design and delivery and form an integral part of module teams.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equality. Nationally, Computer Science suffers a lack of diversity. Addressing this problem is a paramount concern and the successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the School's diversity and equality agenda.

To teach and advise undergraduate, postgraduate taught and CPD students within the School of Computer Science. To take responsibility for a limited number of postgraduate level taught modules in the postholder's area of expertise. Where necessary, to support the development of new postgraduate level programmes in the area of Computer Science, and to support the existing undergraduate and postgraduate Computer Science programmes. The post holder will be expected to assist in teaching support activities supervised by members of staff with ultimate responsibility for the design, delivery and assessment of the teaching programme. To provide support for other modules, especially related to Java programming and to supervise project students.

Main Duties

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within the specific areas of databases and software engineering to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School's teaching objectives are met.

  • Contribute to the design of Computer Science undergraduate and postgraduate modules with other colleagues.

  • Plan and prepare your own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.

  • Devise and supervise student projects, student dissertations and practical work.

  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing your own teaching.

  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)

  • Frequently update own subject expertise.

  • Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self- reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.

  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.

  • Contribute to School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.

  • Assist with School events, such as Applicant Visitor days, and in organising and running tutorial groups.

  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.

  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

  • Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to Computer Science and with specific knowledge of databases and software engineering, or equivalent qualifications

  • Familiarity with Java is essential

  • High level analytical capability

  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully

  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively

  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes

  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

  • Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Mark Lee, m.g.lee@bham.ac.uk

    Valuing excellence, sustaining investment

    We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working.

    Primary Location

    : GB-GB-Birmingham


    : Academic Non-clinical


    : Computer Science


    : Regular


    Job Posting

    : 22.11.2021, 7:00:00 AM

    Grade (for job description): Grade 7

    Salary (Pay Basis)

    : 31,406.00

    Maximum Salary

    : 43,434.00

    Advert Close Date

    : 04.01.2022, 6:59:00 AM

    Fixed Term Contract End Date 07.02.2025

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