Professional Development Student Project Supervisors

University of Oxford - Department of Computer Science

(3 posts)

Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford.

The Department of Computer Science has vacancies for three part-time Project Supervisors to be responsible for expert supervision of Professional Masters students while they undertake their studies on the Software Engineering Programme. Students take three or four short modules a year, each based around a single week of intensive teaching, and undertake a project for which they write a short dissertation. Students are all allocated a supervisor to provide technical guidance and feedback on academic progress and in relation to their projects. It is typical for students to be industry experts, very senior in their businesses, or in-house experts who are attending the programme with a view to tackling real industry problems, through the learning acquired on their supervised projects. It is anticipated that the three postholders will supervise 18-20 students each through this process, and will act as an assessor for dissertations.  

The postholder will proactively and professionally engage with students to guide them in the identification of relevant course modules, providing regular communication and feedback during and between modules. The supervisor will provide support and highly technical and specialist advice on research topics, guiding students to analyse and research complex ideas, concepts and/or extensive data to generate original ideas, find solutions and make decisions regarding their projects. The postholder will also be expected to attend Project Weeks, at which students discuss proposals and get started on their projects; they will be responsible for assessment of project proposals and revisions following project weeks.  

The postholder will need to have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge in the subject to guide and assess MSc projects, which may have been acquired from experience in an academic research role, or equivalent industry experience, possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written) in order to provide constructive and helpful academic and technical feedback on projects and academic progress. Knowledge of the state-of-the-art software engineering and/or security techniques is highly desirable.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 8 December 2016. Interviews are expected to be held on 16 December 2016.

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