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Lecturer in Computer Science (Flying Faculty)

University of Birmingham - School of Computer Science- College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Location: Birmingham, Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 with potential progression once in post to £55,750 a year. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 23rd March 2021
Closes: 22nd April 2021
Job Ref: 97112

The School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham seeks to recruit outstanding computer scientists for the role of a Flying Faculty Lecturer in Computer Science (Teaching focused) to be based at the University of Birmingham, UK but providing teaching at both our Edgbaston and Dubai campuses.

The School’s areas of strengths are in artificial intelligence, cyber-security, human-centred computing, computational life sciences and theory. Applicants should be capable of teaching a broad base of core computer science but may have a particular focus in terms of computer science scholarship.

Post holders will be based on our Edgbaston Campus and will be expected to contribute teaching to both Edgbaston and Dubai-based students. Dubai teaching will be via both remote teaching and occasional travel to Dubai to deliver block teaching for which allowances (including accommodation, air ticket and full travel insurance) will be paid and relevant visas will be arranged. Travel to Dubai will be no more than four visits per academic year for a period of no more than four weeks at a time, most likely less and will be contingent on government advice on international travel and safety concerns due to COVID-19. An ideal candidate should be flexible to travel to Dubai whilst being based in Birmingham as part of the role requirements. During this time you will be under Birmingham employment terms and conditions.

The postholder will create and disseminate knowledge through developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in computer science. They will also contribute to the School’s operation through management, leadership and enterprise activities, and other School events.

Teaching is likely to include a substantial contribution to: (a) the management, development (including programme/module review) and delivery of teaching and assessment at all levels; and (b) enhancement of the student experience or employability.  The role will typically also involve developing and advising others, including: (a) providing expert advice to staff and students, and (b) developing and advising others on learning and teaching tasks and methods.

Teaching focussed role-holders should advance the practice of teaching in their modules within the school, take a role in leading curriculum development, and play an important role in student academic support.  They should also deliver excellent teaching that inspires students, and is informed by discipline-based research.

Successful candidates will normally have a higher Degree (usually PhD) relevant to computer science, mathematics or a closely related discipline or equivalent qualifications along with extensive research/teaching experience and scholarship within their subject specialism.

Informal enquires can be made to Dr. Mark Lee, email:

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit Please quote Job Ref 97112 in all enquiries.

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