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Teaching Fellow - Computer Science

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

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 22nd November 2021
Closes: 3rd January 2022
Job Ref: 98130

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927 with potential progression once in post to £43,434

Fixed Term for up to 3 years

Job Summary

The School seeks to recruit a Teaching Fellow to join us at this time to provide support to our large student cohorts across undergraduate and taught programmes who may need additional support due to disruptions to their Education, particularly caused by the pandemic. The post holder will need to work to provide support both in person and remotely. They will lead sessions, support module leaders with teaching and marking design and delivery and form an integral part of module teams. 

Main Duties

  • Teach courses at a range of levels within specified subject area and within the specific areas of databases and software engineering to undergraduates, postgraduates and CPD students, predominantly through allocated lectures and seminars, so that the School’s teaching objectives are met.
  • Contribute to the design of Computer Science undergraduate and postgraduate modules with other colleagues.
  • Plan and prepare your own teaching, including guidance notes and handouts in accordance with the established objectives of the teaching programme.
  • Devise and supervise student projects, student dissertations and practical work.
  • Develop an approach to planning and reviewing your own teaching.
  • Undertake full range of responsibilities in relation to supervision, marking and examining. (Summative assessment, including assessed work contributing to the final award – as a mark or as a credit – such as unseen examinations, essays, dissertations or presentations, is subject to validation by the academic supervisor.)
  • Frequently update own subject expertise.
  • Undertake personal professional development in teaching, including self-reflection on own teaching, using student and peer review feedback, to enhance own teaching and learning processes.
  • Undertake management/administration arising from teaching.
  • Contribute to School teaching-related activities and teaching-related administration.
  • Assist with School events, such as Applicant Visitor days, and in organising and running tutorial groups.
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader.
  • Promotes equality and values diversity acting as a role model and fostering an inclusive working culture.

Person Specification

  • Higher degree relevant to Computer Science and with specific knowledge of databases and software engineering, or equivalent qualifications
  • Familiarity with Java is essential
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to design and deliver module materials successfully
  • Ability to assess and organise resources effectively
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button above or visit our careers website;

https://bham.taleo.net/careersection/external/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=101430233, please quote Job Ref 98130 in all enquiries.

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