Lecturer in Computer Science and/or Software Engineering

Cardiff, Wales, gb
Company: Cardiff Metropolitan University
Category: Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
Published on 2021-07-26 18:07:38
The Opportunity

Cardiff School of Technologies is based on the Llandaff Campus and was launched in . This new School, which focuses on computer and data science, cyber security, robotics and electronic engineering, already has around students and has developed a thriving research community. Programmes and modules are developed with stakeholders from industry, current research and students, ensuring a rounded curriculum. As the school continues to grow it will build on existing partnerships with industry and add to its existing offering of degree apprenticeships. 

You will be an enthusiastic and friendly professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with a commitment to providing an excellent student experience. An established or promising research profile in the field of Computer Science and/or Games Development and very good teaching experience on relevant programmes is essential. 

To be successful you will further enrich our students’ experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and experience.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

You will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our taught portfolio contributing to the delivery BSc Computer Science, BSc Software Engineering, MSc Advanced Computer Science and other areas of our core curriculum depending on your areas of expertise and experience. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

What we are looking for - Experience & Strengths

  • A good level of knowledge relevant to the subject and professional area.
  • A sound understanding of pedagogy.
  • A sound understanding of research/innovation and scholarly activity.
  • Ability to develop teaching and/or research programmes and the provision of learning support.
  • Ability to design teaching and learning material.
  • Ability to employ appropriate assessment methods.
  • Ability to identify areas for improvement and to use initiative and problem-solving skills to improve performance.
  • Ability to communicate and disseminate complex and conceptual ideas in a variety of ways – presentations at conferences, reports on findings, publications, feedback etc.
  • Experience of HE teaching or equivalent.
  • Experience of providing academic leadership and first line support/mentoring for other colleagues.
  • What we are looking for - Essential Qualifications

  • A good honours degree
  • Doctoral qualification
  • Ability to achieve Fellow Status as part of the Higher Education Academy’s Professional Recognition scheme, within agreed timescales (as soon as is practicably possible and definitely within three years of commencement of employment).
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