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Lecturer in Informatics

Edinburgh Napier University - School of Computing

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £40,322 to £49,553 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 14th July 2021
Closes: 10th August 2021
Job Ref: 0000210322

Build your academic career in User Experience Engineering with Edinburgh Napier University

With over 80 academics, 1400 students, professional accreditation from the British Computer Society and some of the most impressive computing lab facilities in a UK university, the School of Computing is highly regarded and one of the UK's largest computing departments at the heart of Scotland's inspiring capital.

This is a great opportunity for an academic with expertise in Informatics or related fields to join the Centre for Social Informatics research group where you can add to the work of the experienced team exploring eGovernment, Information Science, Information Society and Social Informatics.  With 30% allocation for research, this role will allow you to explore novel and emerging areas of informatics such as machine learning, mobile and serverless computing, blockchain, encryption and SSI, and the impact of regulatory developments including the GDPR and open banking.

The Lecturer in Informatics will contribute to and build programmes and modules to support the expansion of the School’s teaching portfolio, meeting the demand for skilled graduates and postgraduates. You will also actively contribute to our existing portfolio of information systems degrees.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate enthusiasm for working in a cross-disciplinary manner in applied research and in the development of teaching to enhance employability of our graduates. You will have the opportunity to expand your industry connections through our existing networks and by visiting students on one-year industry placements and on our employer-based Graduate Apprentice programme.

The Role

As an early career academic joining us as a lecturer you will be a member of our Centre for Social Informatics with:

  • A research allowance of 30% of your time to build your research.
  • Access to our staff development budget for travel to conferences and to establish collaborations.
  • Extensive research training and development through our Research, Innovation and Enterprise Office (RIE).
  • You will also study towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning leading to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Support for grant applications from colleagues in the school and the university.
  • Join a PhD student supervisory team.

Applicants must demonstrate:

  • A doctoral level qualification in the relevant discipline.
  • Evidence of a professional academic and research profile alongside a commitment to sustained continuous professional/academic development.
  • Evidence of a teaching specialisation.
  • A level of achievement appropriate to the post being applied for, including international/ national standing, a developing research track record of high quality outputs, external income generation, and academic leadership

If you would like to know, more about this exciting opportunity please click here to view the role profile.

Additional Information

The University is committed to inclusion, demonstrated through our work in respect of our diversity awards and accreditations and holds Disability Confident, Career Positive and Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champion status. 

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