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Lecturer in Computer Science (Research)

Swansea University - College of Science

Location: Swansea
Salary: £35,326 to £40,927 per annum with USS benefits
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th October 2021
Closes: 31st October 2021
Job Ref: AC04841

Hours of work: 35 Hours per week (part-time or job share applicants will also be considered)

Location: Bay Campus, Swansea.

There are 2 x positions available; please see the attached job descriptions for full details.

The Department of Computer Science at Swansea University is seeking applications from ambitious and talented individuals to join our academic team in 2021.This is an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious and highly regarded UK Department of Computer Science, located on a beautiful beachfront campus in the city of Swansea.

We are seeking applicants with strong research track potential, as well as experience of innovative teaching methods, who care about the student experience; and who can contribute to the development of a modern curriculum supported by laboratory based practical and project-based learning.

UK Computer Science is very strong in global terms and is a magnet for outstanding staff and students. The Computer Science Department at Swansea University is ranked highly for both teaching and research: The Times Good University Guide 2020 placed it 8th in the UK and 1st in Wales; the Guardian University Guide 2020 placed it 18th in the UK and 1st in Wales; the National Student Survey 2020 ranked it as 6th in the UK with 90% overall satisfaction, and 1st in Wales; and in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 it was ranked 18th in the UK and 1st in Wales. Computer Science has embarked on a £31M programme of work – the Computational Foundry – to make Swansea a beacon for Computer Science, attracting and retaining world class researchers, building up a talented future workforce who will innovate, challenge and disrupt. The Computational Foundry building comprises nearly 7,500 m2 of purpose-built Computer Science facilities on the recently opened £450M Bay Campus. It provides a purpose-built set of labs and innovation spaces as well as teaching laboratories and spaces.

Person Specification

·         Applicants should have the appropriate background in Computer Science.  Typically, a PhD in a relevant subject area or a postgraduate degree and relevant professional experience or qualification.

·         Recognised teaching qualification or equivalent or a commitment to achieve this.

·         A record of research outputs and dissemination in the form of quality publications or other media.

·         Demonstrate the potential to achieve or having success in securing resources to underpin original research activity.

·         Evidence of recognition for contribution to the discipline.

·         Evidence of demonstrating involvement in effective postgraduate research supervision, or the ability to do so.

·         Evidence of or ability to undertake effective delivery of teaching, assessment and review of modules or other components of the taught portfolio.

·         Taking an active part in decisions and activities in an academic unit or institution, beyond own research and teaching commitments.

·         Excellent research in an area in Computer Science aligned to our current portfolio.

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Professor Xianghua Xie, Head of Computer Science, x.xie@swansea.ac.uk

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