Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science Sponsorship Available

March 29, 2024
£37.1 - £54.4 / year

Job Description



The University of Derby is a challenging, intriguing, and ever-changing environment to learn, as well as an extremely rewarding place to work.

Our educational atmosphere is exceptional, and because we specialise in discovering and developing individual potential, you can be confident that you will receive all of the support and encouragement you require to achieve a meaningful career with numerous prospects for advancement.

Our combined higher and further education offering spans campuses in Derby, Buxton, Leek and Chesterfield, and we have some of the greatest university facilities in the UK, having invested more than £200 million in facilities over the previous decade.

We produce excellent results in our teaching and research, and with over 34,000 students choosing to study with us each year, we rely on the dedication of a team of 2,200 academic and professional services professionals.

Financially strong and seriously ambitious, we provide our employees with a family-friendly, satisfying profession with several prospects for advancement.


About the role

The University of Derby is experiencing a period of great excitement in computing. Building on our recent REF success, we are investing in and expanding a number of crucial areas. This includes the £13 million Institute of Technology, which will open in 2023, as well as the expansion of our Data Sciences Research Centre and increased competence in Internet of Things, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Data Sciences, Cyber Security, Computer Games, and Immersive Technologies.

To support this expansion, we are investing in a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position in Computer Science. The successful candidate will be interested in software architectures, operating systems, parallel and distributed systems, databases, and programming languages.

As a Lecturer, you will have the potential to provide a high-quality student-centered experience, a growing reputation and record of excellence that demonstrates an emerging contribution to the advancement of knowledge in your discipline, the ability to build on this reputation through the production of high-quality publications, and the ability to attract external research funding. As a Senior Lecturer, you will be able to demonstrate the evolution, development, and impact of your work both in teaching and research.

With your teaching, research, and rising leadership skills, you will help our School and University raise their national and international profile. You will contribute to the continuous development and implementation of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, mentor students and colleagues, and become an important member of our team. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including teaching, education, research, and administration, all in accordance with the School’s strategy and goals.

The Discipline of Computing and Mathematics

The Discipline of Computing and Mathematics is at the forefront of research and innovation, with a high academic reputation for undergraduate and postgraduate education, research, and knowledge transfer. The Discipline offers an array of curricula, including undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Computer Games, Information Technology, and Data Science. Data science, cyber security, and information technology are all postgraduate degrees. We provide traditional campus-based degrees at our contemporary campus in Derby, one of the Midlands’ historic industrial heartlands. In addition, we offer online programmes. Many of our colleagues are active researchers with international reputations, maintaining tight ties with industry at the regional, national, and international levels.

For more information and informal questions about the job, please contact Professor Alistair McEwan, Head of Discipline – Computing and Mathematics, at a.mcewan@derby.ac.uk.

For questions about your application and sponsorship eligibility, please contact the recruitment staff at recruitment@derby.ac.uk.

Applicants from job seekers requiring sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be reviewed alongside all other applicants. While this position is suitable for sponsorship through the Skilled Worker Route, we urge that you evaluate your individual eligibility before applying. For additional information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/skilled-worker-visa.

To be qualified for sponsorship, you must demonstrate that you meet all of the essential qualities specified in the job description. Please be aware that similar experience will not be accepted as proof of needed qualifications.

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