Teaching Fellow - Computer Science - 98130 - Grade 7 - (21000264)
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
Full Time, Fixed-term for up to 3 years
Closing Date 3rd January 2022
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
The School is consistently ranked in the Top 10 in The Times and Guardian UK
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
: Academic Non-clinical
: Computer Science
: 22.11.2021, 7:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis)
Advert Close Date
: 04.01.2022, 6:59:00 AM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 07.02.2025