Located in a modern £300M campus in the heart of Birmingham, the School of Computing and Digital Technology is a thriving, vibrant, and inspiring learning community committed to excellence in research, high quality teaching and impactful industrial engagement. Building on continuous success in student growth and in sustained advancement of research activities, the school has embarked on a programme of extensive expansion funded by substantial long-term investments.
Our growing teams are teaching, exploring and practising in some of the most exciting areas in the field of computing and the processing of digital media. Our research groups include data science and big data analytics; cybersecurity and digital forensics; future networks (software defined networks, network function virtualisation, distributed computing and Internet of Things, wireless LAN, ad-hoc wireless and sensor networks); enterprise systems; and serious games technology. We are a practice based school, making our teaching and research relevant to the evolving market for computer skills by partnering with local and global enterprise in areas such as smart cities, medical applications, the media production industry, and IoT applications. We work in a collaborative and cross disciplinary culture, where interacting freely across the school and with colleagues in other schools is encouraged to gain a unique insight into impactful problem domains.
We invite applications to join our integrated teaching and research teams as lecturers and senior lecturers across our areas of expertise, but especially for posts in:
Successful candidates should have an excellent qualifications in a computing or related technical subject, with a deep expertise in one of our areas of expertise. A high honours undergraduate degree or distinction in a master’s programme is required. Candidates with a Ph.D. are strongly preferred. Applicants should have demonstrated excellent teaching in higher education or have presented regularly to technical audiences in an industry setting. A strong record of research and research publications is essential. Candidates should display a thirst of knowledge and academic learning in the context of real world challenges and a strong desire to see their theoretical work applied in solving impactful problems. A proven record of attracting research funding and partnering across their areas of practise is advantageous. Experience of robust programming and implementation skills is desirable. Team working skills are essential.
Applicants should apply by completing their online application, uploading a full CV and a covering letter highlighting their motivation for working at BCU, their areas of expertise and their ambitions.