Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computing – closing date 17th December 2017
Lecturer – Grade H (£35550-41212) Senior Lecturer – Grade I (£42418-49149)
Following a recent review of the curriculum, the School of Physical Sciences and Computing at UCLan is looking for two enthusiastic lecturers. These posts will enhance the computing portfolio, which has recently been expanded to include a new computer science course, new security-related MComp routes and revised MSc provision. We are seeking applicants who are able to contribute to teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the broad areas of games development, software engineering and computer science and who can contribute industrial innovation or academic research.
Our focus in research and innovation centres around people and systems. The Human Computer Interaction (HCI) stream embraces the internationally recognised Child Computer Interaction (ChiCI) group and research and innovation in user experience (UX), digital fabrication and immersive learning (using VR and AR). The Security and Forensics research group emphasises understanding and modelling risk, trust and privacy with a particular focus on vehicular systems. As key players in the UK Agile Research Network (ARN), the study of agile systems in organisations is a central topic for the Software Systems and Engineering group.
As well as having skills to support teaching, successful applicants are expected to bring relevant research or industrial expertise and they will be expected to travel within the UK and overseas as part of their role. The appointments to these posts are expected to be at L level; however an SL appointment could be available for a well-qualified candidate. Experience in supervising doctoral students to completion, successful grant capture, or significant industrial experience would be required at SL level as well as experience in teaching or leadership.
UCLan, with its main campus in Preston, Lancashire, is one of the UK’s largest universities. It has a proud focus of widening participation and delivering high levels of employability for its students. Preston is a vibrant city with major road and rail links and is extremely well positioned in the North West of England in a region of bustling academic activity. In Preston, computing is housed in a purpose built building in the centre of the campus; computing is also taught at our sister campus in Cyprus.
Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.
Please apply online; if you cannot apply online please contact Human Resources on 01772 892324 and quote the reference number. CVs will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.
School/Service: School of Physical Sciences & Computing
Hours: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
Basis: Indefinite – 2 posts available
Interview Date: To be confirmed