Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

Updated: 18 days ago

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About the Role

As Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, you will be required to make a significant contribution to the delivery of our Computer Science undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, as well as CPD courses. Applicants with expertise in all areas of Computer Science are encouraged to apply. A particular emphasis is on contributing to/leading the delivery & research in Robotics, Autonomous Systems, Embedded Systems, and related areas.

You will be expected to contribute to the research profile of the department, establishing and/or contributing to activities of one of our Research Units and to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). 

For informal enquiries about this vacancy, you may wish to contact: Amr Ahmed, Head of Department of Computer Science at [email protected]

About You

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 and very good teaching experience on undergraduate programmes is essential.

To be successful you will further enrich our student’s experience through your expertise and subject knowledge as evidenced through your qualifications and extensive experience of professional practice. In return, you will join a forward thinking and dynamic team that pushes the boundaries of curriculum development.

At Edge Hill University we value the benefits a rich and diverse workforce brings to our community and therefore welcome applications from all sections of society.

Rewards & Benefits

  • A minimum of 48 days annual leave per annum, pro rata (inclusive of bank holiday and University closure days) 
  • Access to a range of CPD to support your career development, with three defined pathways for progression.
  • Free foreign language evening classes.
  • Employee assistance programme with access to free confidential counselling sessions, legal & financial advice, and as health & wellbeing resources.
  • Automatic enrolment into the Teacher’s Pension Scheme with our employer contribution of 23.68%
  • Discounted membership to our onsite state-of-the-art sport and leisure facilities
  • Beautiful award-winning on-campus working environment.
  • Staff benefits scheme, which provides you with discounts across the high street, supermarket shopping, cinema tickets, dining out and more.

About Us

Edge Hill University is an ambitious institution, based on an attractive, award-winning 160-acre campus in Lancashire, close to Liverpool and Manchester. The University aspires to combine excellent research of reach and significance with a world-class student experience. 

Edge Hill University was named Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 and shortlisted for the overall UK University of the Year award. With this award the University was called ‘one of the shining stars of the modern university sector.’ The award has come closely after Edge Hill was awarded University of the Year in the Educate North Awards 2020/21

Edge Hill University appears in the Times Higher Global Rankings (801-1000) and has previously held the coveted Times Higher Education UK University of the Year title.

The Department of Computer Science, which is part of the Faculty of Arts & Science, is growing rapidly. It offers an expanding range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes which are increasingly popular. The department has a strong reputation for high quality learning and teaching, ranked in the top 30 (The Guardian 2024) and ranked in the top 50 (The Complete University Guide 2024).

The department has an active research community involving academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and national and international research projects. The department also has close links with industry facilitated and supported by our knowledge exchange and enterprise team. 

The department is housed in the £13m state-of-the-art Tech Hub building, which includes specialist Computer Science & Engineering laboratories for teaching and research. Specifically, the department has a Harvard-style lecture theatre and ten specialist teaching laboratories, in addition to an open access laboratory and a 4k CAVE (Computer Augmented Virtual Environment). Our games labs are equipped with 85 PCs (with GPUs), and resources include Microsoft HoloLens, HTC VIVE Headsets, Meta Quest2 Headset. We use Unity, Blender and Visionary Render software. Other specialist equipment includes robots and a number of robotic arms and epucks 2. 

The department is fully committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion, and has the Athena Swan Bronze award for many years. Applications from women and under-represented minority groups are particularly welcomed.

Inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885, Edge Hill University is “A great success story… an institution that improves and impresses year after year” – Times Higher Education 

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