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Lecturer (Academic) in Assistive Technology (0.5 FTE)

Bournemouth University

Location: Bournemouth
Salary: £34,804 to £44,045 per annum (pro-rata) with further progression opportunities
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 11th June 2021
Closes: 6th July 2021
Job Ref: FST421

Bournemouth University’s vision is worldwide recognition as a leading university for inspiring learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society through the fusion of education, research and practice. Our highly skilled and creative workforce is comprised of individuals drawn from a broad cross section of the globe, who reflect a variety of backgrounds, talents, perspectives and experiences that help to build our global learning community. 

The Department of Computing & Informatics is seeking to appoint a Computer Science Lecturer who specialises in Assistive Technology to strengthen and complement our existing teaching and research activity in the areas of Human Computer Interaction, Digital Health and Assistive Technology. As a Lecturer (Academic) in Assistive Technology, you will be able to demonstrate experience in participating in research grant applications and research projects and maintain a good understanding of the Research Excellence Framework. Enthusiastic about student-centred pedagogy, you will contribute to education delivery, including programme management as required, across the range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. You will also make a significant contribution to employability, and professional engagement with relevant internal and external organisations, at a regional, national and international level. 

This position does not meet the eligibility requirements for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker Route within the UK Visa and Immigration service’s Points Based System.  Therefore, BU will not be able to sponsor individuals who require permission to work to carry out this position.   

This position is available part-time for 0.5 FTE (2.5 days, 18.5 hours a week). 

You will be qualified to Doctorate level or be able to demonstrate the ability to create and disseminate knowledge at an equivalent level and the capability to convert this knowledge into a doctorate in a maximum of 3-5 years from the date of appointment. You will be research active and committed to a culture of academic excellence and continuous improvement. 

Applications are welcome from those with particular expertise in the areas of:

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Software Engineering
  • Assistive Technology
  • Digital Health (must be Computer Science related)
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Internet of Things 

For further information and discussion or the opportunity for an informal visit, please contact Dr Nan Jiang (Acting Head of Department) by email 

A detailed job description and person specification are available from our website together with an online application form. Alternatively, please email quoting the appropriate reference (FST421). 

BU values and is committed to an inclusive working environment.  We seek a diverse community through attracting, developing and retaining staff from different backgrounds to contribute to inspirational learning, advancing knowledge and enriching society.  To support and enable our staff to achieve a balance between work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

Closing Date: (Midnight) Tuesday 6 July 2021

Interview Date: TBC

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