Lecturer in Computer Security - Teaching Focused - School of Computer Science

Location
United Kingdom
Salary
£41,526 - £55,750
Posted
Oct 15, 2020
Closes
Nov 13, 2020
Ref
147686
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Position Details

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

Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £41,526 to £49,533 with potential progression once in post to £55,750. Please note - that due to funding restrictions the maximum starting salary for this post is £49,533

Band/Grade: Grade 8

Hours: Full time

Duration: Fixed-term for up to 13 months

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Closing Date: 15 November 2020

Role Purpose

To develop and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in computer security, as appropriate, and to contribute to the management, leadership and enterprise activities of the School.

To teach a range of core computer science subjects including, for example, cyber security, secure programming, malware, and secure system design and management. The post holder will advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, play an important role in student academic support and deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

To contribute to School administration and assist in School events as required by the Head of School.

Main Duties/Responsibilities

Teaching focused Lecturer role-holders will:
  • Contribute to leading curriculum development and/or renewal; and
  • Develop and manage approaches to teaching and learning that are innovative to the subject area or institution; and
  • Advise others on aspects of learning, teaching and assessment; and
  • Deliver (where appropriate to the discipline) specific professional programmes; and
  • Advance the practice of teaching in computer science and within the school, and play an important role in student academic support; and
  • Inform their teaching practice by discipline based research; and
  • Frequently update their own subject expertise, and 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; and
  • Typically carry a higher teaching load than those staff who carry out both teaching and research; and
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer and enterprise (including business engagement, public engagement) and similar activity that is of manifest benefit to the College and the University.

In addition, they may play an important role in the recruitment and admission of students; and co-supervise, with a research focused or research and teaching focused member of staff, doctoral students to completion.

Learning and Teaching

To use a variety of methods teaching and advising individuals and groups of undergraduates, postgraduates, or CPD students. Where appropriate to the discipline this may include:
  • Teach and examine courses at a range of levels in core computer science subjects including, for example, databases, programming and software engineering.
  • Deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.
  • Supervise undergraduate and MSc projects, student dissertations and practical work
  • Contribute to the School's tutorial scheme
  • Plan and review own teaching approaches and acting as a mentor to encourage others to do the same
  • Develop programme proposals and make substantial contributions to the design of teaching programmes more widely in the School, as appropriate
  • Where appropriate, undertake and develop the full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining (including summative assessment, assessed work contributing to the final award - as a mark or as credit- such as unseen examinations, essays dissertations or presentations)
  • Use appropriate approaches to learning and teaching in their field
  • Disseminate appropriate practices through suitable media
  • Develop and advise others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.
  • Devise & supervise projects, student dissertations and practical work
  • Develop and make substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement or similar on own specialism that enhances the student experience or employability and is of manifest benefit to the College and the University


Management/ Administration

To contribute to Departmental /School administration or have a high level of responsibility for others. This may include:
  • Contribute to the administration/management of teaching across the School
  • Contribute to the running of the School by contributing to the Teaching Committee, and taking on an administrative role, such as undergraduate or postgraduate admissions.
  • Assist in Applicant Visitor Days, Open Days and other School events.
  • Lead and manage a team to devise and implement a new and/or revised process (e.g. new programme or a recruitment drive)
  • Advise on personal development of colleagues and students
  • Make a major contribution to some administrative activities within the University (e.g. appeals panels, working groups).
  • Manage enterprise, business development, and public engagement activities that are of manifest benefit to the College and University.
  • Develop and make substantial contributions e to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement, widening participation, schools outreach.


Scope of Role

Contributing to the whole range of teaching and administration.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability. The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support. They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

Management and administration is likely to involve contributions at School level, such as Teaching Committee, and/or making an important contribution to some managerial/leadership (e.g. working groups) within the University. This may include developing and making substantial contributions to knowledge transfer, enterprise, business engagement, public engagement widening participation, schools outreach, or similar activities at School level or further within the University.

Person Specification
  • Normally, a higher Degree (usually PhD) relevant to computer science, mathematics or a closely related discipline or equivalent qualifications.
  • Extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within subject specialism.
  • Proven ability to devise, advise on and manage learning.
  • Skills in managing, motivating & mentoring others successfully at all levels.
  • Familiarity with major programming languages.


Teaching
  • Ability to design, deliver, assess and revise teaching programmes in core computer science subjects including, for example, databases, programming and software engineering.
  • Extensive experience and demonstrated success in developing appropriate approaches to learning and teaching and advising colleagues
  • Experience and achievement in knowledge transfer, enterprise and similar activity that enhances the student experience or employability


Management Administration
  • Ability to contribute to School/Departmental management processes
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.


Informal enquiries can be made to Mark Lee; m.g.lee@cs.bham.ac.uk

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