Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering at CARDIFF METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY

job description
We are delighted to have recently won two prestigious awards: The Times Higher Education UK and Ireland University of the Year 2021 and The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide Welsh University of the Year 2021.

If you have a record of achievement that demonstrates commitment, aptitude and enthusiasm to contribute to our global community of learning through excellent teaching, scholarship, research and innovation, as well as than a shared passion for our values ​​and our vision, we look forward to receiving your application. . We are especially keen to hear from and support candidates who will help grow our research status and enhance the diversity of our university, our community, and our partnerships.

The Opportunity

The Cardiff School of Technologies (CST) was officially launched in 2018 and has grown rapidly, with now over 1,000 students engaged in a range of programs covering computing, digital and smart technology, data science and computing, cybersecurity, electronics and robotics engineering. This rapid development necessitated the recruitment of enthusiastic academics to contribute to the establishment and growth of the School by teaching across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and developing the underlying research environment in key areas. Over 20 organizations have endorsed the school, including Sony, the BBC, the Office for National Statistics and a wide range of digital and tech businesses and universities in the Cardiff capital region, which work in partnership with the university to develop and deliver applied programs.

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 in technology or a related field, and teaching experience in relevant programs are essential.

To be successful, you will further enrich the experience of our students through your subject matter expertise and knowledge, as evidenced by your qualifications and experience.

Main tasks and responsibilities

We need academic staff who can cover a range of topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Computing, with particular knowledge and expertise in data science, computational thinking, data structures and algorithms.
  • Software engineering, with particular knowledge and expertise in modeling, software systems, programming, development and testing.
  • man machine interaction, with particular knowledge and expertise in UX and UI, underlying principles of creative and interactive design, design for IT and multimedia.
  • Game design and development, with particular knowledge and expertise in game design principles, implementation of mechanics in modern game engine and asset pipelines.
  • Electronic, with knowledge and expertise in areas such as engineering mathematics, smart grids, energy storage and VLSI.

Enthusiastic about student-centered pedagogy, you will contribute to the delivery of education, including program management as needed, across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. You will also make a significant contribution to employability and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organizations, regionally, nationally and internationally.

You will be expected to contribute to the department’s research profile and meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements for submission to the next Research Excellence Framework.

What we are looking for

  • In-depth knowledge of the specialist subject and professional field.
  • A thorough understanding of pedagogy.
  • A thorough understanding of research/business and academic activity.
  • Ability to design, develop and implement a range of programs at different levels.
  • Ability to regularly review program design to ensure compliance with quality standards and academic regulations and make changes as necessary.
  • Ability to contribute to the achievement of the school’s development plan and the institution’s strategic planning processes.
  • Ability to develop research objectives, prepare proposals, conduct independent research, arbitrate and contribute to peer review.
  • Ability to identify strategic development/improvement opportunities, eg research projects, new courses, consultancy.
  • Ability to identify (through analysis of appropriate management information) areas requiring performance improvement, eg student numbers, student satisfaction.
  • Higher education experience or equivalent.
  • Experience in academic leadership and front-line support/mentoring for other colleagues.
  • Experience of engaging in educational and practitioner research.
  • A good honors degree.
  • Doctoral qualification.
  • Ability to achieve Fellow status under the Academy of Higher Education’s Professional Recognition Program within the agreed timeframe (as soon as possible and certainly within three years of commencing employment).

If you would like to tell us about this opportunity, please contact Dr Paul Angel Head of Department – Computer Science at [email protected] or Stuart McNeil Head of Department Applied Computing and Engineering at [email protected] or for more information about working with us at our university, please visit our recruitment website.

If a high volume of applications is received, we may need to close this position early. We therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The University is committed to creating a highly inclusive culture. We offer flexible, family-friendly working arrangements and a range of staff networks, forums and events to support and develop our people. We warmly welcome applications from those who have traditionally been underrepresented in the higher education sector.

Further information

Please read our application package or visit our staff recruitment website for information about working with us, our culture, benefits, work-life balance, and opportunities for career progression and development.

Gordon K. Morehouse