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Senior University Teacher

University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

This is an outstanding opportunity for a Senior University Teacher to join the Department of Computer Science at the University of Sheffield. You will play a key role in maintaining our reputation for high quality teaching by designing, delivering and assessing undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Computer Science. You will lead on some aspects of teaching administration, such as accreditation.

You will be familiar with different strategies to promote learning, and have a demonstrable interest in enthusing and engaging students. Focused and motivated, you will have excellent communication, leadership and organisation skills.

The Department of Computer Science is recognised nationally and internationally for its world-class research and excellence in teaching. In the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, we were ranked 5th out of 89 computer science departments in the UK.

You will hold a PhD in Computer Science or a related area (or equivalent experience), and ideally you will have a teaching qualification. We particularly welcome applications from candidates who can bring their industry experience to bear on group-based projects, and other skills-based topis, including programming, and software engineering.

You can view the supporting documentation by clicking on About the Job and About the University located near the top of your screen.

Main duties and responsibilities
• Deliver high quality teaching across a broad range of topics in computer science and software engineering, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
• Provide effective feedback to large classes of students, in line with University standards and Faculty conventions.
• Provide supervision for individual and group-based student project work.
• Plan and prioritise your own daily work, and forward plan up to five years for some tasks. For teaching, plan up to one year ahead unless there are significant
programme changes or new courses, then plan for up to two years ahead of their introduction.
• Represent the Department of Computer Science at departmental exam boards, teaching committees and other teaching-related committees.
• Devise new activities to ensure that the student experience is engaging, up-to-date and relevant. Conveive, create and provide additional teaching
material to support practicalteaching.
• Be responsible for liaising with other departments (e.g., Aerospace Engineering) to ensure that the teaching delivered to their students meets their
• Collaborate with departments to design and deliver outreach activities to support recruitment, inclusion and national educational agendas.
• Act as a beacon of teaching excellence for staff in the Department and Faculty.
• Assist the technical and administrative teams in timetabling, scheduling and supporting activites throughout the year.
• Work with the Computer Science Executive to define the future captial investment needs for teaching delivery, and to attract external funding forinvestment.
• Carry out pedagogical research in the field of Computer Science, and where appropriate conduct subject-specific research.
• Participate in professional activities such as refereeing papers, editing journals, external examining, organising conferences and committee membership.
• Be responsible for regularly reviewing our teaching provision with respect to accreditation standards, and leading the Department’s accreditation submissions.
• Contribute to the management of teaching programmes.


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