IT Lecturer (Software Engineering) job with EDINBURGH NAPIER UNIVERSITY

Edinburgh Napier University’s Schools of Computing and Engineering and the Built Environment has approximately 200 academics, 3,100 students on campus and offers programs with professional accreditations from the British Computer Society, the ‘Institution of Engineering and Technology, of the Chartered Institute of Building and others. We have excellent IT, engineering and construction laboratory facilities based in the heart of Edinburgh, the inspiring capital of Scotland.

We currently have an opportunity available for an academic or researcher with expertise in software engineering or related fields to join the Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence research groups where you can add to the work of the experienced team.

The role:

As a speaker, you will be a member of our Software Engineering Technology topic group with:

  • A research stipend of at least 30% of your time to build your research – which can be further increased with external funding.
  • Support for travel for conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Numerous training and development opportunities thanks to our Human Resources (HR) and our Office of Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE).
  • Support for grant applications and post-grant allocation management with colleagues in professional services and the RIE.
  • Possibilities to lead and join PhD supervision teams.
  • Opportunities to contribute to the leadership of the research group.

This position will also give you the opportunity to explore cloud and edge based software systems, software architecture, formal software engineering, program understanding, software visualization, programming language theory, Agile SE , Empirical SE, Service and Cloud Computing, Applications of AI in SE and human factors in software systems. With 30% of time allocated to research, this role will allow you to explore new and emerging areas of software engineering, deliver high quality research papers and secure substantial external research funding.

There is support for travel to conferences, purchasing equipment and growing your network, a range of development opportunities, as well as mentorship by a professor as we will aim to get you on board quickly supervision of doctoral students.

If you are not a member of the Academy of Higher Learning’s Professional Membership Program, you will need to study for a PGCert in Teaching and Learning supported by the Department of Learning and Improving teaching (DLTE), or to become a member through another channel.

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Who we are looking for:

  • A doctorate level degree in the relevant discipline.
  • Excellent track record of research publications appropriate for career stage.
  • Evidence of an academic and research professional profile alongside a commitment to continuous and sustained professional/academic development.
  • Sufficient breadth and depth of experience in one or more of the areas mentioned above to develop high quality teaching/learning and research programs.
  • Relevant teaching experience appropriate to career stage.
  • Commitment to face-to-face, blended and online teaching for on-campus and off-campus delivery in the UK and overseas

Benefits we offer:

A competitive salary and a minimum of 41 days annual leave, with excellent benefits including our generous pension scheme (23% employer contribution – Scottish Teachers Superannuation Scheme).

Further information:

Salary: £40,927 to £50,296 per year – Year 6

Application deadline: June 5, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Date of interview: Week beginning June 20, 2022

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in relation to our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. More details can be found here

Gordon K. Morehouse