Lecturer in Web Technologies

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Edinburgh, SCOTLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

Application closing date: 23/09/2019
Salary: £40,322- £49 553
Package: Plus excellent benefits

Job description

Join us to play a key role in delivering our strategic ambitions

It is an exciting time to join us! As an ambitious university, we are aiming to deliver on our strategic vision to grow our academic reputation and deliver an unrivalled student experience. Operating at the leading edge of our academic disciplines in research, pedagogy and professional practice, we are looking for committed academic staff to deliver innovative research-led teaching programmes. A focus for all our academic staff is to maximise networks, build relationships with industry, for example to deliver Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, and internationalise our work.

As a forward thinking institution, Edinburgh Napier University is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Our gender pay gap is currently one of the lowest in the sector. We support flexible part-time working. As an inclusive employer, we actively encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and other underrepresented groups.

Our School of Computing is home to 70 academics, 1400 students and holds professional accreditation from the British Computer Society with some of the most impressive computing lab facilities in the UK.

The role

As a Lecturer in Web Technologies you will have expertise in web development, digital content development and interaction design. You will support the expansion of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching portfolio to meet increasing demand for graduate skills and applied research in this area.

You will lead our successful undergraduate Web Design and Development degree programme. This will include teaching and developing modules in subject areas such as practical interaction design and web technologies. Developing your own interests in related emerging areas is also encouraged. Our ideal candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm for working with industry in applied research (for example, in our new user experience lab sensorium.soc.napier.ac.uk ) and in the development of teaching to enhance the employability of our graduates.

A proven track record in research publications and income generation is essential. You will have the opportunity to contribute to research as a member of our Interaction Design & Creativity group or the User Experience & Evaluation group. You will be encouraged to engage and collaborate in interdisciplinary research with colleagues in other areas within the School and externally.

Depending on experience, you may also have the opportunity to work with colleagues delivering the higher education ambitions of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Deal, with its focus on data driven innovation.

Who we are looking for

As a lecturer, you will work within a vibrant research and teaching group, where you will initially have 30% of your time dedicated to building research. There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and developing your network. We offer a range of development including our Research and Innovation Office who support grant funding applications. Lastly, you will be mentored by a Professor and we aim to have you quickly join a PhD student supervisory team.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline.  
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile 
  • Continuous professional/academic development
  • High quality teaching/learning and research programmes in Web and Mobile Technologies
  • Evidence of research led teaching
  • A willingness to deliver teaching internationally, nationally (UK) and online

To know more about this exciting opportunity please click here   for the job description.

Benefits We Offer

 In return, we offer a great working environment where we support ambition, recognise achievement and offer an attractive benefits package. This includes a generous pension scheme, professional development opportunities, discounted access to onsite sports facilities and a wide range of other staff discounts for further information please see here for our excellent benefits .

Grade 6 Salary: GBP 40,322-GBP 49,553

Additional Information

Closing date for applications: Monday 23rd September 2019 (midnight GMT).

Date for Interview: Friday 18th October 2019

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations (Advance HE's Athena SWAN Charter) and holds Disability Confident, Carer Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here.


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