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Job description

The University of Central Lancashire is seeking to appoint a lecturer in Computer Science at our Burnley Campus. This is an opportunity join an expanding team of enthusiastic academics at an ambitious University. Burnley is in East Lancashire close to Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds, while The Lake District and The Yorkshire Dales are also easily accessible.


We currently operate a degree apprenticeship in Digital & Technology Solutions at our Burnley campus and have recently launched an MSc in Computing and MSc in IT Security. We are looking to recruit a lecturer to contribute to delivery of these programmes. You will work in collaboration with staff at our larger Preston Campus working together on teaching, research, and innovation activities. With the recent announcement of the UK Cyber Force to be based in Lancashire it is an exciting time to be involved in teaching, research, and knowledge transfer in this area.


Research and Innovation in Computer Science is currently arranged within the UCLan Centre for Digital Life which has the broad remit to design, create and use digital technologies to benefit human activity.  This Centre houses HCI/UX research with specialism from the internationally known Child Computer Interaction group (ChiCI), Cybersecurity, and our Industry sponsored Software Engineering Methods (Agile) research. 


We wish to appoint an enthusiastic individual who has relevant expertise in Computer Science and can lead technical modules in the area at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to supervise student projects and engage in the activities of the Centre for Digital Life.  Most importantly, we are looking for team players who are adaptable and passionate. As an institute committed to providing opportunities from under-represented groups, we welcome applications from ethnic minorities and from individuals interested in flexible or shared working.


The successful candidates will have experience of teaching Computer Science in a higher education environment in an area aligned to the priorities of the School. A good Honours degree in Computer Science or closely related subject is essential, and either a PhD in Computer Science (or closely related discipline) or alternatively substantial relevant industry experience are required for the roles. A flexible and innovative approach to teaching and learning and excellent presentation and communication skills are also essential criteria for the posts.


Enquiries pertaining to the job should be directed through the Head of School, Dr Jamie Taylor


Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Burnley.


School/Service: School of Psychology and Computer Science

Contract Type: Indefinite

Interview Date: To be confirmed