Associate Lecturer in Computer Science

University of York Department of Computer Science

Associate Lecturer

Department:Computer Science
Based at:University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work:Full-time
Contract status:Fixed term
Salary:32,817 - 40,322 a year
Interview Date:To be confirmed
Posted Date:18/02/2021
Apply by:18/03/2021
Job Reference:9159

Role Description

Department

The Department of Computer Science is seeking to recruit five Associate Lecturers on a 3-year fixed-term basis to support all aspects of teaching and learning for online programmes in the Department. You should have a postgraduate degree in Computer Science and teaching experience at post 16 or degree level across a broad range of computing related topics.  These post-holders will support teaching on the Department’s postgraduate online programmes in Computer Science as well as contribute to marking, supervise students and provide advice on study skills and learning problems. Additionally, knowledge of issues related to teaching in higher education, such as assessment and feedback, and delivering a variety of teaching material are desirable. 

Role       

  • To deliver and direct lectures, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities
  • To support distance learners including students whose first language may not be English, and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, encouraging inclusivity.
  • To contribute to the development of new teaching approaches and course proposals and to the design of curricula which are academically excellent, coherent and intellectually challenging.         

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Postgraduate degree in Computer Science is essential
  • PhD in a suitable area is desirable
  • Knowledge in a broad range of Computer Science subjects relevant to the online programmes and sufficient to develop teaching and provide relevant learning support to students across different levels of academic ability
  • A range of teaching experience that may include post 16 and/or HE at undergraduate and/ or postgraduate level or an evidenced similar context
  • Support distance learners including students whose first language may not be English, and students from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, encouraging inclusivity.
  • To work as a team of tutors being responsive to both student and tutor needs
  • To support on campus programmes with lectures, lead seminars, tutorials and other forms of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities when required.
  • To undertake effectively a range of administrative responsibilities in support of the online programmes
  • To provide – with mentoring - supervision to students, giving advice on study skills and helping with learning problems. 
  • To investigate, develop and apply innovative and appropriate teaching techniques and material which create interest, understanding and enthusiasm amongst students
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media
  • Creativity, initiative and judgement in applying appropriate approaches to teaching and learning support

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 36 months.

Interview date: To be confirmed

Informal discussions can be held with the Deputy Head of Department - Teaching, Simon O'Keefe  (simon.OKeefe@york.ac.uk, +44 (0)1904 325501).

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