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Assistant Professor in Information Systems and Digital Transformation

Northeastern University London

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Position Overview

Location: London, Devon House (St Katherines Dock) The role is suitable for hybrid working, provided the appointee is able to attend the campus (Devon House, London) for face-to-face work as and when required.

Salary: Range Assistant Professor (G8) £47,321 to £54,827, progressing to £58,155 once in post

Direct Reports: None

Reports to: Assigned line manager within the Faculty of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering and Natural Sciences

Benefits: The university supports staff maintaining a good work/life balance, offer flexible working and parental leave opportunities, an Employee Assistance Programme which provides free, confidential advice on both home and work concerns as well as optional private medical insurance, season ticket loans and being part of the cycle to work scheme.

Start: 1st September 2024 or by arrangement

The role

Northeastern University London wishes to appoint an Assistant Professor (Teaching & Scholarship) in Information Systems and Digital Transformation. The appointee will help develop our UK undergraduate and postgraduate degree apprenticeship programmes including but not limited to the area of Information Systems and Digital Transformation, and provide general service to the University within and across faculties. In the first instance, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the development and delivery of the university’s online BSc Digital and Technology Solutions and MSc Digital and Technology Solutions.

We wish to appoint a specialist in Information Systems and Digital Transformation. Preference may be given to candidates with experience of English apprenticeships and active interests in the relationship of change management and/or enterprise architecture. Core duties will include the development and teaching of cutting-edge courses in Information Systems and Digital Transformation both online and on campus, assessment and moderation, student support, peer review, etc. Indicative subject areas may include (but are not limited to) Information Systems, Digital Leadership & Management, and Enterprise Architecture.

We particularly encourage applications from those with an interest in innovative teaching, learning and assessment; those with experience of supporting a wide variety of students; and those belonging to groups underrepresented in UK higher education. We are open to appointing on a reduced fraction/job-share basis subject to our business needs.

About the Faculty

The recently formed Faculty of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering, and Natural Sciences (CoMENS) is undergoing significant growth at Northeastern University London. It is home to four interdisciplinary undergraduate dual-degree (in UK and US) programmes in the areas of Data Science, Data Science and Politics, Computer Science and Business, and Computer Science and Philosophy; four postgraduate programs in the areas of AI Ethics, Data Science, Computer Science, and Technology Leadership; and five degree apprenticeship programmes in the areas of AI, Data Science, Digital and Technology Solutions, and Biosciences. The Faculty plays a major part in Northeastern University’s first-year student mobility program, offering undergraduate courses in Computer and Data Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Healthcare, striving to inspire and equip entering students to be outstanding scientists.

About the University

Founded in 2012, Northeastern University London (formerly known as New College of the Humanities) has established itself as a prestigious higher education institution based in the heart of London. Northeastern University London is part of Northeastern University’s Global Campus Network. Positioned as top ranking in the USA, Northeastern has campuses in Arlington, Boston, Charlotte, Miami, Oakland, San Jose, and Seattle in the USA, and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.

After becoming part of Northeastern University’s global network in early 2019, the University has undergone a period of rapid growth, having been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers in February 2020 and moved to a new, state-of-the-art campus in 2021.

Northeastern University London offers a vibrant, collegiate community delivering broad and academically rigorous degree programmes, designed to equip graduates with the combination of skills and knowledge that are increasingly desired by organisations, employers, and society. It offers state of the art audio visual technology in its teaching and meeting spaces across the organisation.

Person Specification Criteria

Qualifications

  • PhD completed, or equivalent professional experience, in a relevant area.
  • FHEA status, or equivalent, achieved or expected.

General Criteria

  • Demonstrates, through evidence, excellent ability to be adaptable, innovative, and
  • inclusive in the role as advertised with regards to teaching and service.
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake continuous professional development in relation to institutionally strategic themes, including but not limited to technology, data, sustainability, and ethics.
  • Ability to develop excellent educational provision in areas with significant appeal to students, including at postgraduate level, and with a focus on experiential learning.
  • Flexibility and capacity to teach across a wide range of courses, where appropriate in collaboration with specialists from other disciplines
  • Teaching competency in Information Systems and Digital Transformation to Levels 4–7 (i.e., all undergraduate and postgraduate levels)
  • Excellent written and verbal interpersonal and communication skills including presentation skills, both face-to-face and online
  • Excellent IT skills and evidence of supporting the integration of technologies into learning and teaching.
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills

Additional Information

Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Alistair Robinson, Associate Director of Experiential, Careers, and Apprenticeships in the Faculty of Computing, Mathematics, Engineering and Natural Sciences (alistair.robinson@nulondon.ac.uk). However, all applications must be made in accordance with the application process specified.

Application Process

Applications should be made via the 'Apply' button above by 23:59 on 30 June 2024. Please reference your application APISDT0624. Participation in the equal opportunities section is encouraged, but voluntary.

Applications must include a covering letter of no more than one page that addresses the criteria for the role (including teaching and research where appropriate), and a full curriculum vitae.

Interviews are expected to commence across w/c 15th July 2024 and 22nd July 2024.

Please note this role may require a basic or enhanced DBS check. Our organisation acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard, protect and promote the welfare of our students and staff, and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and Ofsted requirements. You must adhere to the above if you are offered a role with NU London.

Applications are welcome from all sections of the community and will be judged on merit alone. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups. Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.

Job sponsorship: The University may be able to provide Tier 2 sponsorship for this position, depending on individual circumstances.

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £47,321 to £54,827 Assistant Professor (G8) progressing to £58,155 once in post
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th June 2024
Closes: 30th June 2024
Job Ref: APISDT0624
   
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