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Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing

Location:  Barrow
Starting Salary:  £42,972 to £54,395
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Permanent
Release Date:  Friday 08 September 2023
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 22 October 2023
Interview Date:  Monday 27 November 2023
Reference:  XX103223

We are the University of Cumbria, a place where people are at the heart of all we do, where enriching the lives of our students, staff, and the communities we serve, means we make a difference that really matters. Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan, focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; people, place and partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

The University has invested in a new Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing (IoECAM) in partnership with BAE. Based in Barrow-in-Furness, this development is seen as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform participation and access to education in a location with major industrial national importance.

In this open call, we are initially recruiting for one Professor and two Senior Lecturers who will work along-side and report to the newly appointed Director of IoECAM We are seeking dynamic and creative people who can balance excellence in teaching with innovation in research in Computer Science or Advanced Manufacturing. 

You will contribute to the development of a vibrant academic community by delivering high-quality learning to students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition to a well-developed and current knowledge of your subject, you will hold a PhD in a relevant subject and have (or be committed to obtaining) a relevant HE teaching qualification. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and connect with students from a wide range of backgrounds and be committed to proactively guiding and contributing to the development of STEM and raising aspirations and education opportunities across the county. 

Senior Lecturer in Computing 

We are seeking applications from motivated self-starters with an established track record in of developing and delivering high quality academic provision in response to employer demand. You will work as part of a team to proactively help to shape and develop the University of Cumbria’s STEM portfolio, to ensure our courses are evidence informed and relevant to the real-world, and with the ability to take a lead role in certain areas as required. You will be committed to widening participation and delivering an excellent student experience.

You will engage in subject specific research, professional and pedagogy research as required to support teaching activities and to extend, transform and apply knowledge acquired from scholarship to teaching and research as appropriate.

You will also be involved in appropriate external activities including academic enterprise activity and will be able to evidence a growing trajectory of awarded funding and publications.

Your initial focus will be on the development of the academic offering at Barrow-in-Furness and rolling-out new taught courses from 2024.

This permanent post is offered full-time but may be taken up on a part-time or job share basis. You will be campus-based in Barrow-in-Furness, with some opportunity for hybrid working – dictated by business need.

Informal Enquiries: Professor Jill Stewart, Director, Institute of Engineering, Computing and Advanced Manufacturing, email: who will be delighted to arrange a time for an informal Teams voice or video call. 

We are seeking innovative, creative, high quality researchers, and scholars to foster a culture of exploration, discovery and intellectual challenge that generates international recognition, respect and engagement.

In return, the University offers an attractive benefits package including 35 days' annual leave plus bank holidays, 25 research and scholarly activity days, support for professional development, support to achieve Higher Education Academy/Advance HE accreditation, mentor provision in the first year of employment and opportunity for career development.

For more information about the University of Cumbria, click here.

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We encourage applications from the broadest range of society, including all under-represented groups with particular emphasis on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in our University and in comparison, to the sector.

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