Senior Teaching Associate (x 2 posts)

Lancaster University - School of Computing and Communications

The School of Computing & Communications wishes to appoint two fixed-term Senior Teaching Associates to assist with delivery and ongoing improvement of modules on our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

The School is committed to excellent research-led and problem focused student learning. This has been recognised by our recent institutional award of TEF Gold, and being noted as top in the UK for graduate prospects in computer science by the Times and Sunday Times University Guide for the second year running. SCC at Lancaster is noted for its balanced blend of hands on practice (labs) and theory (lectures & workshops). We believe in a continuous process of teaching quality improvement and innovation (e.g. our award-winning studio based approach to teaching software engineering). 

We offer a range of degrees, including Computer Science, Software Engineering, and joint degrees at UG level; and MScs in Computer Science, Data Science, Cyber Security, Wireless Communication Systems at PG level. The School maintains a good staff student ratio: we’re currently home to around 50 academic staff, 40 postdoctoral research staff, 120 PhD students, and a combined undergraduate and taught Masters student population of about 400.

You should be able to demonstrate a strong computer science background and excellence in teaching at University level. You should be flexible enough to teach across our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will have strong programming and computational problem solving and software design skills. Additional duties include exam setting and marking, contributing to curriculum development where appropriate, and participating in teaching reviews and quality assurance processes.

This is a full-time position for a fixed period of 10 months. You should be available to start in early October 2017, or before.

Informal enquiries can be directed to Dr Paul Rayson ( More information about the School can be found at

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

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