Lecturer: Student Success (Teaching & Scholarship focused) x 2 posts

University of Kent - School of Computing

The School of Computing are seeking to appoint two Lecturers: Student Success (Teaching & Scholarship), one to be based at our Canterbury campus and one at our Medway campus.

These are unique academic posts within the School of Computing with a specific focus on underperforming students and their success. The primary purpose of these roles is to lead and deliver educational change within the School that will directly lead to improvements in undergraduate retention and academic attainment.

Working collaboratively with colleagues in the School and across the University you will drive the design and delivery of high quality academic support to students at risk of underperforming, and monitor and track their progress.

You will contribute to teaching within the core computer science curriculum delivered to the whole student body, but with very few timetabled hours. Your principal focus will be separately working with students who are “at risk”, devising and delivering methods and material to enable these undergraduates to better engage with, and excel in, their studies.

As a Lecturer: Student Success you will: 

  • Lead the School in devising and implementing educational strategies to improve undergraduate engagement and attainment. 
  • Actively engage with on-going student success research in the sector and be able to apply findings appropriately to the School’s particular context.
  • Direct and co-ordinate the delivery of an academic programme to students at risk of under-performing.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A First degree in relevant area and a PhD (PhD already awarded or about to be awarded) or equivalent relevant professional experience
  • Relevant teaching experience in higher education at least at undergraduate level
  • Teaching skills appropriate to higher education and excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.

The School of Computing at Kent is a welcoming and diverse environment that has recently been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award. We are keen to enhance the balanced, inclusive and diverse nature of the community within the School and to build on our success in teaching, research and innovation.

Start date of applications: 28 September 2017

Interviews are to be held: 30 November 2017

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0846

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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If you are invited for an interview, we will request references for you at that stage.

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