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Programme Lead for Computing

Oxford Brookes University

Location: Oxford
Salary: £53,348 rising annually to £60,022
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 12th January 2022
Closes: 3rd February 2022
Job Ref: 120051

The School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at Oxford Brookes University provides an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive environment in which to work and study. The School has recently embarked upon a new strategy that has seen an increase in student numbers, NSS, and the establishment of new international partnerships. In the latest round of funding in the current academic year the School has been awarded over £2M of capital funding.

This role offers a leadership opportunity within the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics to a highly motivated individual with strong strategic thinking, ability to develop vision for the discipline and implement it. To achieve this, they need a strong intellectual capital and ambition, as well as interpersonal and team working skills.

Reporting to the Head of School, Programme Leads have a senior role within the School. They are responsible for specifying, developing and validating new programmes that keep the portfolio of programmes current and forward looking. In particular they are responsible for delivering a high-quality experience for all students on the programmes. The Programme Leads have line management responsibilities for academic staff, membership of the School’s management group and work closely with the university marketing team for recruitment and publicity.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in developing and delivery of a range of undergraduate and/or postgraduate computer science modules and programmes. They understand the processes for developing and accrediting computer science programmes and will be ambitious to lead on further strategic development of these programmes, to include new teaching and learning strategies and models. Ideally, they will also have a proven track record of research and professional practice and have been successful in attracting external funding.

You will be responsible for:

  • Leading on development of the programmes in their discipline, as well as implementation of the University and Faculty/ School strategies for enhancing the student experience, including the enrichment of teaching and learning by research and professional engagement
  • Providing successful operational and strategic leadership of a suite of Computing programmes
  • Championing and supporting high levels of student achievement, and high levels of student satisfaction
  • Assisting the Head of School in the day-to-day management of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics and deputising as required
  • Undertaking teaching and research/ scholarship in the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics

You should have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in Computing or relevant discipline
  • A demonstrable track record of teaching excellence, and a proven track record in research/ scholarly activity
  • A track record of successfully leadership in relation to academic Computing subjects and programmes, including curriculum development, the management of Computing students, and the management of staff teams

For an informal confidential conversation about this post please contact Gordana Collier, Head of School via email gordanacollier@brookes.ac.uk or call 07483 136 707.

As one of the largest employers in Oxford we pride ourselves in the great experience we offer our staff. You’ll be joining a friendly, professional environment where every member of staff is recognised as important to the success of Oxford Brookes University. To find out more about the benefits of working for Oxford Brookes please visit: www.brookes.ac.uk/job-vacancies/working-at-brookes.

The University has adopted equality, diversity and inclusion as core values. We welcome applications from suitably qualified candidates whatever their background, and especially from BAME candidates who are under-represented in our workforce.

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