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Assistant Professor in Computer Science (Teaching & Scholarship)

New College of the Humanities - Philosophy Faculty

Benefits: Generous benefits package including 25 days holiday allowance (excl. Bank holidays), group life assurance, group income protection, pension schemes and private healthcare (optional)

Start: No later than August 1st

The role

The New College of Humanities at Northeastern wishes to appoint up to two part-time Assistant Professors (Teaching & Scholarship) in Computer Science (0.5 FTE).

We wish to appoint specialists in Computer Science including, but not limited to, software engineering, web and mobile application development, and machine learning. The appointee(s) will be flexible, able, and willing to be wide-ranging in their teaching and in their professional development. The appointee(s) will be able to work closely on teaching and education matters with colleagues from other disciplines, including fields of the humanities such as Philosophy. Preference may be given to candidates with active interests in the relationship of Computer Science to one or more of the following areas: technology; employment contexts; diversity and inclusion.

Core duties will include teaching courses for the Masters in Computer Science, as well as any other programmes and courses involving computer science, as required. Core duties will include teaching across a sufficiently wide range of areas as to enable the institution to deliver the Masters in Computer Science, as well as wider educational and administrative duties. The appointee will be expected to contribute to the continuing establishment and development of Computer Science as an academic field within the institution, and to do so in interdisciplinary collaboration with other academic fields.

We particularly encourage applications from those with an interest in innovative teaching, learning and assessment; those with experience of supporting a wide variety of students; and those belonging to groups underrepresented in UK higher education. We are open to appointing on a reduced fraction/job-share basis subject to our business needs.

About the College

Founded in 2012, with the aim of providing the highest quality of education in the humanities and social sciences, New College of the Humanities at Northeastern has established itself as a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London. We offer a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalised teaching, including our gold-standard tutorial system. The College is undergoing an exciting period of growth, having become part of Northeastern University's global network in early 2019.


Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alexandros Koliousis,

( However, all applications must be made in accordance with the application process specified.

Application Process

Applications should be made via this link by 20.00, 28 May 2021. Please reference your application “PCS0421”. Participation in the equal opportunities section is encouraged, but voluntary.

Applications must include a covering letter of no more than one page and a full curriculum vitae.

Please consult our generic job description and role characteristics detailed here

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. We are not able to provide Tier 2 sponsorship for this post.

Person Specification Criteria


  • Doctorate or equivalent professional experience in Computer Science Key Criteria
  • Demonstrates, through evidence, excellent ability so as to be adaptable, innovative, and inclusive in undertaking the role as advertised with regards to teaching and service
  • Flexibility and capacity to teach across a wide range of courses
  • Capacity and willingness to develop and teach courses in collaboration with colleagues from diverse disciplines, including in the humanities
  • Ability to develop excellent educational provision (e.g., the use of modern software tools and technologies, real-world datasets) in areas with significant appeal to students, including at postgraduate level
  • Ability to engage and develop working relationships with relevant employers and with counterparts across the NU Network
  • Willingness and capacity to exercise appropriate leadership in the development of Computer Science as a field, and to do so through interdisciplinary collaboration with other fields
Location: London
Salary: £36,000 to £45,000 Pro rata (0.5 FTE)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 26th April 2021
Closes: 28th May 2021
Job Ref: PCS0421
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